We’re less than a week away from the 2023 edition of The Challenge at Goat Hill Park, Presented by Innova and all the details are coming together! All of the rain that Southern California has received this winter has turned Goat Hill Park GREEN! The rain, plus the fact that the management at GHP has gone on a turf-installing spree of late. If you’ve been to the Goat or watched the Central Coast videos, you’ll notice that the barren areas near holes 11, 12 and 13 are now full of lush grass. It’s spectacular! But on to the disc golf stuff…
We moved this year’s tournament to February in order to continue to attract some top players. Staying in our old early-May slot would have meant that players would have had to travel from Jonesboro, Arkansas to Oceanside in one or two days, which didn’t sound reasonable. So we moved to the front of the calendar and worked with the La Mirada Open and Wintertime Open to create a 3-event, pre-Las Vegas Challenge feast for the Pros.
And we are once again a USDGC qualifier! In fact, The Challenge is the first event in the “Road to the Championship” and we’ll be awarding four USDGC invitations to our top MPO finishers.
The result? We have some great players registered for The Challenge, including Eagle McMahon, Drew Gibson, Luke Samson, Albert Tamm, La Mirada’s Chris Pinegar, Eric Oakley, Gavin Babcock and Carlsbad native Cody Kirkland on the MPO side. And on the FPO side, 2-time Champion Ohn Scoggins, former Champion Jennifer Allen and DGPT standout Maria Oliva will all vie for the coveted goat trophies!
How can you watch them play, you ask? Easy! Follow this link to Eventbrite to purchase spectator passes. We have a limited number of VIP passes available for Friday in the morning and then both General Admission and VIP passes for Saturday and Sunday. VIP passes get you access to the entire course, while General Admission limits you to those holes with larger pathways for more spectators. We will have disc golf vendors on hand Saturday and Sunday and yes, we do plan to be watching the “big football game” after the goat trophies are awarded on Sunday.
Want to help us at the event? We’re still looking for a few volunteers to help out on all three days. Volunteers will receive an event shirt, two Challenge at Goat Hill Park discs and we’ll feed you too! Follow this link to volunteer: https://challengeatgoathillpark.com/volunteer-sign-up-form/
And if you’ve fallen in love with our tournament logo and would love to have a disc with a goat on it? Follow this link to our “Shop” page where you’ll find a variety of Innova molds in Halo Star plastic, Glow and Color Glow Champion, Metal Flake Champion and others. There are even some discs in lighter weights if that’s your bag. AND…use the coupon code “goat10” to get 10% off your disc order! Shop here: https://challengeatgoathillpark.com/shop/
Thanks for your interest in The Challenge at Goat Hill Park – we look forward to seeing you at the Goat!!!