Women’s Open of Maryland Disc Golf Tournament could still happen this year. The registration has been moved to May 15th (as of April 24) and the tournament directors are still planning on holding the event. So keep an eye out on the registration page.
Players that are interested in going head-to-head against other women disc golfers – now is the time to add this on your calendar. The official place to sign-up is on the Disc Golf Scene website.
What is the WOmen’s Open of Maryland?
It is an event dedicated to provide a professional tournament environment where women and girls are the focus of the competition. The atmosphere is very supportive, highly encouraging and full of camaraderie between everyone participating.
It is a PDGA sanctioned event for women only. Currently, it is held annually at the Seneca Creek State Park disc golf course.
Women and girls of all skill levels are invited to play in this tournament. It offers an amazing first tournament experience for newcomers to the sport and veterans alike.
There are different divisions for all the many skill levels. So players who are brand new aren’t going to be set to compete against a far more skilled player.
Men are invited to participate by helping with tournament operations, volunteer as spotters or caddies and to find ways to sponsor different parts of the event. There are many ways that men can help make this a successful event. Contact the Tournament Directors to let them know you want to help support the tournament.
The PDGA and Women’s Disc Golf
There is a Women’s Committee within the PDGA to help grow the sport among female athletes. The goal is to attract, encourage, and retain more participation by women in organized disc golf events.
Elaine King is the current chair of the Women’s Committee and is available to help or answer any questions you may have about the committee.
For those of you new to the sport. Elaine King (PDGA #3090) is a professional disc golf world champion (5 times) and hall of fame member (1997). She is an ambassador for the sport and is known to be gracious and a joy to play a round with.
A Message from the Tournament Directors
There are two people that co-direct this tournament: Allie Stone (PDGA #57951) and Andrew Fish (PDGA #58320). Their goals for the tournament are to plan, fundraise, organize, and run a disc golf tournament:
- Where women and girls feel welcome, appreciated, and empowered as participants,
- That cultivates camaraderie, sportsmanship, competition, and fun,
- To enhance the community of women and girls playing disc golf in the Mid-Atlantic region.
If you want to sign up for the tournament you’ll want to bookmark the Disc Golf Scene page with the tournament signup form.
Paige Pierce on Throwing Putters
Don’t forget to get out when you can to practice your form, get your putting motion locked down, build up your stamina to trek through the course and be ready to have a great time!