Disc Sports News
2018 Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour
Brad Wendt April 2019
The original four tournaments hosted their 26th annual stops on the WI Tour. Fox Valley Open, Greater
Milwaukee Open, Mad City Open and Pickle at Vollrath Park in Sheboygan. They have gone through name changes, different TD’s and different courses, but this core survives. Total of 18 tournaments made up the 2018 WI Disc Golf Tour which ended with the Finale in Silver Creek Park, Manitowoc.
New Disc Golf Tour Events: SHOOT THE MOON and HIGHBRIDGE HILLS OPEN
Joining the tour this year will be 4th Annual Shoot The Moon taking place at Veterans Hills in Viroqua, WI. The VFW has been very kind in blessing use of land for an 18 hole disc golf course. The property is a mix of thick woods and open areas among hilly terrain of varying degree. Technical, up hill, down hill, tight woods and big open spaces force you to use your entire bag of discs as well as your bag of tricks. Real golf placement is required on many throws. Make sure to get the birdie holes. Playing this course blind will cost some extra strokes.
2019 TOUR PREVIEW
New Tournament Directors this year is more reason to celebrate. Shoot The Moon is led by Brandon Day. Brandon Theriault will direct Prairie Open as Sergio Correa will help with the tournament that he and Carla have built into a sellout in hours every year. Josh Hamm is taking on Mad City Open which has been maintained as a mini worlds type tournament by Brian Peck and Melissa Bush. Running four courses is very challenging which is why they tried a 2-course format that would still hold close to 200 players. Two 27-hole courses are required for that many people. Less staff is needed also.
One Project at a Time
Jim Van Lanen Jr December 2013
When volunteers get together and work toward a goal, the result is multiplied by the effort. One of the 2012 WDSA supported projects, Sugar Creek Park in Brussels, reflects this spirit in Spades. Project organizer, Tim ”Hildy” Hildebrand has a vision for Door County which includes numerous disc golf courses. Looking at many potential locations including Potawatami State Park and Penninsula State Park just to name a few, Hildy decided to focus his efforts on a smaller, less well known county park aptly named Sugar Creek.