WI DISC GOLF TOUR 2020 FINALE
October 10,2020 at Highbridge Hills Disc Golf Megaplex in Highbridge, WI. The WI Disc Golf Tour Finale is an extra reward event. Different formats are used with No Push Skins and Ratings based singles this year. Please look at WI Disc Golf Tour Finale on for more details of formats.
At least $3500 will be added to the entire purse. Bulk of added cash will go to the skins match where a tiered payout will be used. Open #1 card skins will be worth more $$ than the second card. Open skins will be more than MP40 and down the line with Novice skins being worth lowest.
Divisional awards will be presented to the champion and runner up for each division that fielded at least 3 players at three or more 2020 WI Tour tournaments. Look at picture on this page for a look at the award plaques. 15 divisions earned Championship status this year. Find your final placing within your division go to widiscsports.com click on "Tour Standings". Thank you to John Terlap for tracking all players points again this year.
If you do not receive an invite to the Finale, as long as you played in at least one WI Tour tournament, you are eligible to enter. Northern Lights Disc Golf will host a separate PDGA C Tier on Sunday at Highbridge Hills. Thank you to Bryan and Brook for the C Tier and "Mountain Man" Tom Wincse for the Highbridge Hills Megaplex of four courses we will use for the Finale.
Though the Professional Disc Golf Association did stop sanctioning tournaments for some time this season, the WI Tour was able to play 11 of its 18 scheduled tournaments. Each tournament gave players an opportunity to earn points toward divisional championships in their respective divisions. These awards will be given to these players at the Finale.
Round 1 this year will be no-push skins. Every hole will be worth x amount of payout. For example your card of four players adds each players individual score on the hole. If the hole is worth $10, and one player wins the hole score, that person earns $10. If two players tie for low score on the hole, each player gets $5. If all 4 players tie, all earn $2.50. All players will play one 18 hole course. A divisional model trophy disc goes to the player winning the most skins.
2nd round will be ratings based where even if pros and ams are in the same bracket, payouts will remain cash for pro and funny money for am.
Come to Mountain Man’s playground where at least 4 courses will be used for this year’s Finale. You must have played in at least one WI Disc Golf Tour tournament in 2020 to qualify for this tournament that will include two rounds of disc golf.
In Wisconsin, we have an active tour that tracks player’s scores for a series of tournaments. The tour provides the “most coveted” black disc for each division’s champion at each tour stop. At the end of the season, trophies are awarded to the state champion in each division at our end of the season finale.
There are 2 fees (or funds) that each player incurs while playing at all Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour stops. These extra monies are included in your entry fee for the tournament. First, we have a disc sports development fund that is collected from every player at each stop, this fee is $2. This money is made available for major upgrades on existing courses or installations of new courses here in the state. Second, we have a tour participation fee that pays for trophies and prizes/purse for the season finale. All Pro, Advanced, Intermediate and Recreational divisions pay $1 per tour stop into this fund. Juniors are not required to pay this fee.
A celebration of the WI Disc Golf Tour for the completed year.
A WI Tour Division Champion Award Ceremony and disc golf competition.
Host proposals wanted; send to the WDSA board before December of the year before the Finale you wish to host.
What are we looking for?
The host will secure 18-36 holes, parking, toilets, shelter, a plan for lunch on site, room for 4 vendors and electricity. What else can a host entice us with? No rents, the lunch plan, and added cash to defray finale costs. Or any cool ideas that the WI Tour does not need to be responsible for that will enhance the celebration.
WI Disc Golf Tour will direct the competition, the Division Champion Award Ceremony and anything that goes with those.
To be a Finale vendor: First pay - first reserve. A $30 non-refundable reservation deposit. Only 4 vendors and the host can vend as well.
Divisions recognized for black disc, points and tour champion
1. For divisions offered by the TD with 3 or more players, the tour will track points and offer a black disc to the division winner.
2. If a particular division is recognized and has participation at 5 or more events, the tour will award a Tour Champion for that division at the end of the season.
3. This is a points series meaning that the player earning the most points through the season becomes Tour Champion. (Because of canceled tour tournaments we will count scores in this manner. This sequence will be used if there are more cancelations. 11 stops, count 8 - 10 stops, count 7 - 9 stops, count 7 - 8 stops, count 6 - 7 stops, count 5)
A note to players, Most TD's will be agreeable to include additional divisions if they are contacted in advance and if they are assured of having a minimum of players in that division. Also, players will only receive points in the division which they are registered. Example: In the past, if all Masters men played in the Open division, the best finishing Master would receive a black disc and masters points. Per the new rules, this will no longer be the practice. Black discs will only be awarded to divisions with 3 or more players.
Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour Division Champions & Tour Finale
In addition to the PDGA points you will earn on the tour at our stops, you will also earn Wisconsin points for your play on the tour. Participants will be awarded points based on their finish within their division. We award 100 points for first place regardless of the number within the division (3 person minimium). Points for the rest of the division will be a percentage of 100. For example if there are 4 players, first gets 100 points, 2nd gets 75 points, 3rd gets 50 points, and 4th 25 points. The intent is to evenly balance out the points awarded at smaller events with the larger attended events. These points you earn from your “best 8″ stops will help determine the divisional state champions for the season as well as who gets invited to the tour finale. We will only award spots to players based on their finish throughout the season. Make sure to play in as many events as you can to earn a spot.
Additional funds may be raised through fundraisers at any stop from the sale of merchandise. Please contribute generously to help make this a great tour that other states will look to as an example of a well-run, fun tour. We do this because we love it. Do not ever forget to keep it fun! For other specifics on any stop, contact the tournament director listed on the official tour calendar.
The 2019 Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour Champions are:
Wisconsin Tour Coordinators
Year Coordinator Assistant
2021 Brad Wendt John Terlap
2020 Brad Wendt John Terlap
2019 Brad Wendt John Terlap
2018 Brad Wendt John Terlap
2017 Brad Wendt John Terlap
2016 Brad Wendt John Terlap
2015 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2014 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2013 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2012 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2011 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2010 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2009 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2008 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2007 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
Year Coordinator Assistant
2006 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2005 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2004 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2003 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2002 Randy Schukar
2001 Randy Schukar
2000 Randy Schukar
1999 Randy Schukar
1998 Randy Schukar
1997 Randy Schukar
1996 Mike Cozzens Michelle Cozzens
1995 Bill Stolpa
1994 Eric Paulson Tom Jenkins-John Elsner
1993 Eric Paulson Tom Jenkins-John Elsner