Grip Equipment presents the 31st Kansas City Wide Open

Grip Equipment presents the 31st Kansas City Wide Open

The largest annual professional disc golf tournament to be held June 14-16 on the Kansas City area disc golf courses

What:  This 31st annual disc golf event will bring in competitors from all over the world.  As of this print there are individuals from 27 states, Sweden, Finland and Australia making the trip to the area to compete for over $50,000 in cash and prizes on the world championship level courses that Kansas City has to offer.  This event is one of the top 6 events in the governing organization, The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), tournaments called the National Tour.  Kansas City has hosted more National Tour events and World Championships than any other municipality in the history of the sport and looks to have a record attendance for the event again this year.

Past world champions and future stars will be competing on 4 of the area courses to gain the title of Champion of the Grip Equipment Kansas City Wide Open.  There has not been a consecutive title winner in the event since 2001 when Juliana Korver (5x Women’s World Champion and disc golf hall of fame member) threw to victory.  With World Champion, US Champion, European Open Champion, Japan Open Champion and 2x Wide Open Champion David Feldberg winning last year, and 3x World Champion, 5x Player of the Year and 2x US Women’s Champion Valarie Jenkins returning to defend their title, that history may be repeated, or it may be a new individual to win this prestigious event. Come watch to find out!

When:              June 14-16 2013 –Final 9 (top 4 men and top 3 women) Sunday at Swope Park @ 2pm (Elmwood & Gregory)

Where:            Waterworks, Swope, and Blue Valley Park in KC MO, and Rosedale park in KC KS

News:   The non-profit Kansas City Flying Disc Club organizes recreational play all year long at the area’s 16 courses, including winter weekends. For more information, visit www.kcfdc.org .  Grip Equipment is the premier disc golf bag producing company based in Lawrence with players wearing their product worldwide, visit www.gripeq.com .

Disc golf is similar to golf (disc golfers often call it “ball” or “stick” or “traditional” golf ) in procedure, pace, and psychology. Instead of clubs and balls, disc golfers used golf discs (smaller, heavier, and aerodynamically superior to the Frisbees used for playing catch).  Disc golfers play the throw from where it lies, and count each throw until the disc lands in the basket or within the chains. Disc golf is a lot of fun, quite challenging and relatively inexpensive to play.

More information about KC Parks Disc Golf Courses.