Boy, have we got lot planned for you this year at The Challenge! A Friday night players party, UDiscLive and PDGALive scoring, next-day video coverage from Central Coast Disc Golf, a killer Am players pack from Innova Disc Golf, Freakers(!), and of course….The Goat (the course). And we’ve expanded the size of the field almost two-fold – from 127 players in 2018 to a projected 200 players in 2019 for the combined A- and B-tier fields.
But this year we’ve expanded the meaning of that YOU we mentioned in the opening sentence. In 2019, YOU are not only a tournament player – YOU are players, spectators, sponsors AND volunteers! In 2019 we’ve taken the approach of expanding The Challenge at Goat Hill Park to be more than just a disc golf tournament for the registered players. This year The Challenge is being planned to fun and value for others as well. Along with all the things we listed above for players, the 2019 edition of The Challenge will offer:
- For spectators: Great players to watch and be amazed by (registered as of 2/22/2019): Kevin Jones, Chandler Fry, A.J. Risley, Nick Wood, Eric Oakley, Jesse Bickley, Max Nichols, Clint Calvin and Sias Elmore (Pros – if you’re not listed here it’s because you haven’t signed up yet…). A full vendor experience, including booths from DiscGolfValues.com, SDSF, Nitro Monkey Coffee, Rickaroons and more, plus food from UpSkewerz and [insert your name here] and local craft beer on tap! We’ll have a putting challenge for you to try out and “Goat discs” that you’ll want to take home. Friday will be a special spectating day for kids – teachers, let us be your field day destination!
- For sponsors: Let The Challenge be your vehicle for reaching new, active lifestyle customers and your entree into the wonderful sport that is disc golf! We have lots of sponsor opportunities to fit just about any budget: tee sign sponsors, full, 1/2 and 1/4-page ads in our caddie book, merchandise sponsors for our amateur divisions and more. Sponsorship gets you or your business listed on our website, in our caddie book (that goes out to 200 players), on our sponsor banners and mentioned continuously on our social media (contact Allen Risley, Tournament Director).
- For volunteers: Can’t play The Challenge but you want to be a part of the action? We need all sorts of helpers, from organizers who take on big tasks to spotters, scorekeepers and ticket-sellers. Volunteers will get entrance to the tournament grounds, get fed and get tournament schwag for helping out. We’ll make it worth your while!
But wait, there’s more! Yeah, we have some big ideas…and some of them will pan out, others might not. Things we have been considering but not inked yet include: live music for the player’s party, a long-drive competition, combined disc golf/ball golf doubles on Friday afternoon, Thursday skins, a goat petting zoo, a VIP spectator pass (Goat-stamped disc, shirt and lanyard) and a Saturday night get-together. Want to help us make these things happen or do you have your own killer idea? Comment below.
Join the fun and help us make The Challenge at Goat Hill Park a memorable disc golf event! May 3-5, 2019 in Oceanside. Write it on your calendar. Right now!