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PDGA: A Look at Disc Golf’s Stumptown Slosh #2 in North Plains, Oregon
Last month the first of the Stumptown Series took place in North Bonneville, Washington near the Columbia River. The purpose of the series is to help mentor members who want to try their hand running PDGA sanctioned events, and it's also used as a fund raiser for the much needed baskets that need replacing at the Lunchtime Disc Golf Course in Portland, Oregon.
This month the Stumptown Series #2 will take place in North Plains, Oregon, a small town off highway 26 that serves to connect the beautiful Oregon coast to Portland, located about 15 miles east of the city. This is a PDGA sanctioned C-Tier event with 63 players currently registered.
The tournament will be played at Horning's Hideout on the Canyon Park Disc Golf Course, and a round may also possibly be played at the Meadow Ridge Course as well.
Canyon Park is both heavily wooded and moderately hilly, and includes very well made, homemade baskets. This is a great challenging course offering a variety of shots with nearly all providing some elevation change. It's a beautiful course, even in the rain, which being located in Oregon, happens often.
Because of the time change and dark arriving earlier, this event will be played earlier than last month's. Check in is at 7:30 a.m., a player's meeting at 8:15 a.m., and tee-time at 8:45 a.m. Lunch is at 11:45 a.m., with a player's meeting at 12:45 p.m., and second round kicking off at 1:00 p.m. Hot drinks including hot chocolate and coffee will be served in the morning to get everybody warmed up.
Emma Rose Hanley of Forest Grove, Oregon, is one of the tournament directors of the event. Hanley said that two years ago, this was her first PDGA event and she's had a great time being involved with the Stumptown Series. She was the winner in the Women's Open division at the series first event in 2011 at North Bonneville, Washington on the Shady Oaks Disc Golf Course. Hanley was also the champion in the Oregon Championships held in September, along with numerous other victories this year.
Jason Pinkal of Portland was the Men's Open winner in North Bonneville, and he will also be in the second series of the competition. Pinkal also had a first place finish at the Wash Slosh back in February.
This will be a great event to attend, rain or shine, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Don't miss it!
The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter.
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