The 2016 DDGC is in the books. The weather was beautiful. The course was sufficiently challenging. The players were on their game. Everything went about as well as could be hoped for.
We had four defending champions do so successfully: Bob Enman in Adv Grandmasters, Jacklyn Bogan in Adv Women, Erica Johnson in Pro Women, and our first three-peat champ, Tyler Grady in Pro Open. Full results, with unofficial ratings, are posted at PDGA.com.
Also of note, Dave Delisle and Nick Blouin won the Double Dragons round in the morning with a 46 and Kieran Nichols shot the hot round of the Dragon’s Tail Nine with a 25. There was also an ace on hole 10 by Jamie White, good for $100.
Some numbers…we collected a total of $1905 in gross entry fees from 71 players (+$130 in non-member fees for the PDGA). Between cash prizes, players packs, CTPs, ace pots, and trophies, we paid out a little over $5000 in total value by the end of the day. And doesn’t even take into account the player fees to be paid to PDGA and NEFA for sanctioning. When it’s dribs and drabs over the course of a few months as the event approaches, it doesn’t really seem like much, but seeing it all added together is overwhelming.
And it’s all due not just to the generous sponsors we acquired as the event approached (listed on our sponsor page), but a slew of last minute sponsors who surprised us with prize donations on Saturday morning. These folks include NEFA for sending a Two Roads Brewing prize pack, Mat Ladroga for donating a cool dyed disc, Bobby Harris for donating a disc, and Kris Gosselin and the Maine Disc Golf Tour for donating some logoed shirts and sweatshirts. Those prizes were added to the CTP prize packs we already had, putting the value of the day’s CTPs alone over $550.
DDGC16 may be over, but the wheels are already turning and work is starting on DDGC17. We want to build on what worked well, tweak what needs tweaking, and see if we can’t make the next one bigger and better than the last.
Thanks to everyone who attended the event…players, caddies, spotters, photographers, and spectators. Watch this space for news about DDGC17 as it is available, starting with this: DDGC17 will happen on June 3, 2017.