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King of the Lake Disc Golf Tournament at Lake Tahoe

July 16th, 2011 By   

The King of the Lake PDGA National Tour Elite Series comes to Lake Tahoe this weekend, pitting top disc golfers from around the country against four disc golf courses from Tahoe Vista to Markleeville.

Driving towards Lake Tahoe.

“We have phenomenal caliber players this year – 109 from around the country including seven top women,” said Tournament Organizer Russ Wey. “People love it, of course there is the beauty and there are the great courses we have up here.”

The Disc Golf Tournament gets started.

Bruce Knisley, an Innova ambassador and player, said he loves playing at Lake Tahoe.

“With less air up at altitude there is less drag on the disc, so they tend not to turn over as much,” said Knisley, who comes from Sacramento.

His prefered disc golf discs for playing at altitude in Lake Tahoe are the Innova Boss R-Pro, the Innova Sidewinder, and a well-worn Innova Roc.

Warming up at the beginning of the day.

This is the 9th year for King of the Lake, Wey said, and it’s grown by leaps and bounds each year.

Closing in on the hole.

“This is a stepping stone to the World Championships in Santa Cruz,” Wey said.

The put.

Learn more about King of the Lake at the Professional Disc Golf Association website.

The drive.

And if you’d like to play where the pros play, don’t forget to check out our Lake Tahoe Disc Golf information page, and get all the best disc golf discs to improve your game.

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