Fundraiser Discs For Sale!!!

One of the ways we raise the money to hold big, fun, challenging disc golf tournaments is by selling discs (those straw bales on hole #5 aren’t free, you know?). We have a whole series of special-stamp fundraiser discs from our partners at Innova Disc Golf and they are currently for sale! Here’s a list of what we started with – as we run out of certain models we will cross through them. We’ll add some colors and weights to the list as time allows, along with a photo gallery. Most discs are $20, with a few models at $15. Please don’t try to grind us on the price – you’re only making it harder for us to pay for the players party, caddie book, tee signs, player packs, straw bales, miles of pink OB string, etc., etc. Help us make this year’s Challenge bigger and better!

If you would like to purchase one or twenty, contact Allen Risley at, or through PM on Facebook or Instagram. If you need to have the disc shipped, shipping costs are extra.

Disc Choices:

  • Halo Firebirds:
  • Halo Sidewinders:
  • Halo Roadrunners:
  • Halo Thunderbords:
  • I-Dye Star Corvettes:
  • Luster Champion TeeBirds:
  • Flat-top Champion Firebirds:
  • Echo Star Destroyers:
  • Splatter Star Destroyers:
  • Splatter Star Thunderbirds:
  • Color Glow Champion Roc3s:
  • Glow JK Pro Aviars:
  • Glow DX Zephyrs ($15):
  • Glow DX Sonics ($15, with Garrett Gurthie signature):

Here are some examples:

Challenge Me!

Little did I know when I decided to embrace the “Challenge Me!” theme for the 2020 Challenge at Goat Hill Park that this 2020 season would turn out to be such a difficult challenge – not just for running a disc golf tournament but even life in general. COVID-19 has reared its ugly head and we all are left scrambling – some to work or go to school…and some for our lives. I want to send positive energy (and prayers) out to everyone facing difficulties during this unprecedented time.

Challenge me logo

As for our little disc golf tournament? Well, it’s still on for now. I am proceeding as if we are gong to hold a disc golf tournament at Goat Hill Park on June 5-7, 2020. The management at Goat Hill Park is on board with us. Now we have to see if the COVID-19 virus and the health of our population will be in line with that. As of this writing (Sunday, March 22, 2020) the PDGA has not cancelled events in June. The shelter in place orders from the State of California, San Diego County and the City of Oceanside are open-ended, but if the public health emergency subsides those orders will be rescinded. So while it’s probably VERY optimistic to think we’ll be challenging the Goat on June 5-7, I am proceeding with my planning as if we will be. Worst case scenario is that if the June 5-7 date won’t work we will change to a later date. Goat Hill Park is open to working with us if that comes up. They like hosting big parties.

That being said, if you have registered for The Challenge and want to drop out and get a refund, email me at and I’ll take care of you. But you might want to hold your place in line…

-Allen Risley, Tournament Director, The Challenge at Goat Hill Park

Thomas Gilbert Tackles the Goat!

Canadian Thomas Gilbert throws a disc golf disc, mouth wide open.

The strongest field in the 7 year history of The Challenge at Goat Hill Park – Driven by Innova descended on Oceanside the weekend of May 3-5, 2019, and when the last putt fell and the post-tournament concert cranked up the volume, Canadian Thomas Gilbert walked away with the championship and the tallest of the Goat trophies, topping a field of 67 Open players in this Disc Golf Pro Tour Test Event. Gilbert strung together rounds of 57, 58 and 59 (rated 1049, 1042 and 1035) for a total of 174 on the par-69 championship Disc Goat layout. These were the hot scores for rounds 1 and 2 and the second-best score for the final round, giving Gilbert a 33-under-par, 5-shot victory over second-place Seppo Paju (28-under, 179) with three more strokes separating Seppo with third-place-tied Kevin Jones and A.J. Risley (25-under, 182).

Long-throwing Jennifer Allen from Phoenix, AZ came out on top of the 5-player pro women’s field, carding a 1001-rated 64 in the first round on her way to a 2-under par 202 total and a dominating 39 throw margin. San Diego local Natalie Brown came on top of the close battle for second place.

Thomas jumped out to a first round lead with that 57, two shots ahead of Seppo and A.J. and then extended his lead by two more throws after round two. His combination of long-bomber distance (Boss, Destroyer) and clutch putting (Yeti Pro Aviar) in the afternoon ocean breeze across all three days was the combination that gave him the win. Gilbert was third in fairway hit percentage (92%), behind only Risley (95%) and Clint Calvin (94%), led the field in Circle 1 in regulation (72%) and was 5th (82%) in Circle 1X putting (Eric Oakley‘s 92% was the best). Full-field results for the 3-day A-Tier event can be found on the PDGA website, with additional stats on both the A-Tier players and the Goat Hill Park course at

Thomas Gilbert interviewed just after his win at The Challenge – Courtesy of Innova Disc Golf

One hundred eighty-seven players participated in this year’s Challenge. Along with the Men’s Pro Open and Women’s Pro Open divisions that played three days, winners were crowned in eleven other divisions on the two-day side of the tournament. Those winners are:

Check out complete full-round video coverage of the feature card (Round 1) and lead cards (Round 2 & 3) filmed by Central Coast Disc Golf on our “Check Out the Course” page. Many thanks to Goat Hill Park for their hospitality and to our title sponsor, Innova-Champion Discs for their tremendous support in 2019.

Course Rules Sheets

The course rules document, in pdf format, is available for download here. There are three separate pages, each page is appropriate for one of the following tee pad groups:

Blue Tees: MPO

White Tees: FPO, MP40, MP50, MP60, MA1, MA40

Red Tees: FA1, FA2, MA2, MA3, MA50, MA60

All golf greens are OB, play next shot from last spot in-bounds. Over property fence line or driving range screen are OB, play next shot from last spot in-bounds. All sand bunkers are Hazards, play next shot from standard lie in hazard with one stroke penalty. Missed mandatories incur one stroke penalty, play next shot from marked drop zone.

2-meter rule IS in effect.

#TheChallenge – FAQ’s

Q – 1 – When will tee times be posted?

A1 – Friday tee times for MPO/FPO are scheduled to be posted at 5pm Wednesday. Saturday tee times for all other divisions are scheduled to be posted Thursday at 5pm.

Q2 – When do the Pros play on Friday?

A2 – Tee times begin at 8am on Friday for MPO/FPO.

Q3 – When is the Player’s Party?

A3 – Friday from 6-9pm. We will have a Hawaiian BBQ buffet prepared by Chad Fukuda and Z Cafe for all registered players and the unveiling of our “Challenge the Goat Amber” beer from Yellhaus (at a modest price). If you are not a registered player and want to eat, buffet wristbands will be available for $10.

Q4 – I hear we have to pay to come watch. What’s up with that?

A4 – Renting out a golf course for the weekend is not cheap. We’re asking spectators who are being entertained by our event to pitch in a little. No spectator charge on Friday. Saturday and Sunday: $5 per day (includes a beverage ticket) or you can get the 2-day VIP pass, which includes a VIP lanyard/badge, beverage ticket and a tournament-stamp disc from Innova Disc Golf (Jet Black DX Aviar or Glow Champion VRoc).

The Challenge – Weekend Tee Time Projections

These are projections – there will be minor modifications as the number of players in divisions shifts with drops and adds. Official tee times for MPO/FPO will be posted on Wednesday at 5pm. Official tee times for all other divisions will be posted on Thursday at 5pm.

#Tee time
18:00 AMMA3
28:08 AMMA3
38:16 AMMA3
48:24 AMMA2
58:32 AMMA2
68:40 AMMA2
78:48 AMFA2
88:56 AMFA1
99:04 AMMA60
109:12 AMMA50
119:20 AMMA50
129:28 AMMA40
139:36 AMMA40
149:44 AMMA1
159:52 AMMA1
1610:00 AMMA1
1710:08 AMMA1
1810:16 AMMA1
1910:24 AMMA1
2010:32 AMMP60
2110:40 AMMP50
2210:48 AMMP50
2310:56 AMMP40
2411:04 AMMP40
2511:12 AMMP40
2611:20 AMFPO
2711:28 AMMPO
2811:36 AMMPO
2911:44 AMMPO
3011:52 AMMPO
3112:00 PMMPO
3212:08 PMMPO
3312:16 PMMPO
3412:24 PMMPO
3512:32 PMMPO
3612:40 PMMPO
3712:48 PMMPO
3812:56 PMMPO
391:04 PMMPO
401:12 PMMPO
411:20 PMMPO
421:28 PMMPO
431:36 PMMPO
441:44 PMMPO
451:52 PMMPO
462:00 PMMPO
472:08 PMMPO
482:16 PMMPO
492:24 PMMPO
502:32 PMMPO

April Goat Hill Park/San Diego Aces Monthly Results

71 players came out for the first Goat Hill Park monthly of 2019, many looking for a warm-up for The Challenge, coming up on May 3-5. Results are listed below:

NameDivisionScore Payout 
Brandie MyersLadies’ Open83 $       10
Natalie BrownLadies’ Open89
Rachel TragerLadies’ Adv85 $       20
Danielle BellLadies’ Adv86 $         3
Kaili PetersenLadies’ Adv86 $         3
Cindy Jin-BergLadies’ Adv92
Ashley CaseLadies’ Adv99
Garrett TapkenMen’s Open63 $     100
Marc JarvisMen’s Open64 $       75
George SpracklenMen’s Open65 $       50
Carlos CaballeroMen’s Open66
Scott MillerMen’s Open67
Buddy TrittMen’s Open68
Josh JuncalMen’s Open68
Joseph BrunoMen’s Open69
Aaron AlarconMen’s Open69
Alex GerlockMen’s Open71
Max NicholsMen’s Open71
Michael LustMen’s Open72
Jesse HendersonMen’s Open72
Michael BrownMen’s Open73
Rusty EdwardsAdv63 $     100
Michael WestermanAdv66 $       70
Brian ElliottAdv67 $       40
Kevin GomezAdv67 $       40
Mike DesparsAdv69 $         5
Shane DehnerAdv69 $         5
David CaseAdv69 $         5
Trevan AllisonAdv69 $         5
Scott TrulliiAdv70
Jerry JonesAdv71
Jon BergAdv71
Kyle O’NeillAdv71
Evan TaylorAdv71
Alex NicholsAdv72
Nin ChauAdv72
Chase ChamberlainAdv73
Hunter RampAdv73
Isaiah SpracklenAdv73
Jimmy BellAdv73
Brandon SapiaAdv75
Jimmy ToweyAdv75
Andrew AllenAdv76
Dino ArellanoAdv76
Jeff NicholsAdv77
Eric ShanahanAdv78
Mike ReevesAdv80
Randy WylotAdv80
Matthew PecosAdv82
Daniel QuezadaInt62 $       45
Guy SuttonInt64 $       30
Brett MelnickInt66 $       15
Layne SuttonInt66 $       15
Jeff LynchInt67
Alex RussellInt68
Cris BangaoilInt69
Erik PetersenInt69
Brentt DellekInt71
Tom VincentInt71
Calvin OtjenInt72
Miguel CastilloInt72
Ryan WaltersInt72
Ethan VanAntwerpInt72
Cameron BlasInt73
Miguel AmbrizInt73
P.J. JaarsmaInt74
Glen BergInt75
Lawrence MendozaInt78
Derek SedlacekInt85
Cristian MedinaRec74 $       15
Chris SaldanaRec97

Johnny Discgolf Interviews AJ Risley

It’s Glass Blown Open week in Emporia, KS and Johnny Discgolf is on the scene interviewing bunches of top players in his very laid back yet eager style. Here’s an interview he did with Goat Hill Park local (and son of the TD) AJ Risley where they talk a bit about the Goat and our upcoming tournament. The video is cued up to start right where they begin talking about The Challenge, but if you’re a fan of the “Loose Cannon” go back and listen to the whole interview. Enjoy!

Nice pic!

Help us Grow!

A lot of work is being done to bring a top-level disc golf tournament to Goat Hill Park on May 3-5, 2019: The Challenge at Goat Hill Park – Driven by Innova. Our bid to join the Disc Golf Pro Tour includes:

  • 200 tournament players – including the largest field of 1,000-rated players ever seen in San Diego County and the most 1,000-rated players at a PDGA event May 3-5, 2019
  • Friday Night Welcome Player Party at the Goat
  • Next-day video coverage from Central Coast Disc Golf
  • UDiscLive scoring for MPO/FPO
  • USDGC invitations for 5 MPO players
  • “Challenge the Goat Amber” – a beer brewed especially for the event
  • Cinco de Mayo party after the final putt on Sunday – with 3 live bands!
  • Challenge the Goat Freaker socks in the Am player pack, along with 2 tournament-stamp discs
  • At least $4,000 in added ca$h to the pro field
  • New turf tee pads on all 18 holes
  • A full vendor experience on-site, with two food vendors, craft beer,, SDSF, Nitro Monkey Coffee, and more…

How can you help make this tournament, bigger…better…funner…prize-ier (OK, I made up that last word)?

  • Share this post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Next Door, wherever you can on social media
  • Jump in as a sponsor (we have tee signs available) or share the sponsor brochure with your friends, your boss, your rich uncle or aunt
  • Buy some of the cool Goat-stamped fundraiser discs we have available, including the first run of Splatter Star discs Innova has made
  • Buy some of our other schwag: Goat Supporter bag tags, Play Disc Golf! Freaker bottle coozies, Challenge the Goat Freaker socks, Challenge to Goat pins from
  • Be a VIP spectator for $20 – gets you a VIP lanyard, beverage coupon and a tournament-stamp disc
  • Slip the TD a twenty
  • Any or all of the above!!!

We have a chance to get The Challenge at Goat Hill Park on one of the major disc golf tours in the future. Help us do that by making this event one to remember!!!

Thanks!!!!!! – Allen Risley, Tournament Director, PDGA #1752