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7th Annual Tahoe Mountain Sports Pro-Am/Sierra Tahoe Series Recap

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

This post come from Justin Weilacher, a friend of TMS and avid disc golfer (PDGA #41309) residing in Sacramento, CA. With extensive knowledge of the game from years of experience playing in a variety of environments and weather conditions, Justin is a great resource for all sorts of disc golf advice. Read more from Justin at his blog, http://dbfreediscgolf.wordpress.com.

Tahoe Mountain Sports hosted the final tournament in the Sierra Tahoe Series October 12 and 13 at North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, California; there was incredible competition at the premier disc golf course in Tahoe. The Sierra Tahoe Series is a newer series that has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Quality courses, intense competition and incredible weather draws golfers from all over. The disc golf communities of Northern California and Nevada quickly realized the high quality events that the series has to offer, and they fill the Tahoe Series events quickly.

Sierra Series events are well planned, well executed and well sponsored by both local and national companies. Tahoe Mountain Sports owner David Polivy treats his involvement in the Series as a business investment and manages the series professionally. Polivy’s continued efforts netted the series a major sponsor, Merrell, who has added value for the series participants. Thanks to the hard work of the folks at Tahoe Mountain Sports and the committed golfers of the Tahoe community, all seven tournaments in the series have sold out. As a courteous perk, at the final event a lunch was provided; not just on Saturday, like many events, but on Sunday as well. And a hot fire was perfect on the chilly Sunday morning as players gathered to discuss the series standings and the hole placements for the final day.

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For participants, there is plenty of value just in the disc golf experience provided by the Series Organizers Paul Sanchez, Skot Meyer, Gayle Baker, David Polivy, and Craig Getty. Tournament directors regularly arrived at the courses with hole assignments laid out in advance, player’s packs prepared, and a team of support staff at the ready. There was never a shortage of local golfers willing to lend a hand. The events started on time and information was presented clearly and concisely at the player’s meeting.

Organizers chose the perfect course for the series finale and had the Tahoe Vista course primed for serious competition. The 18-hole course was changed in between every round increasing the challenge for the series competitors. At the meeting prior to the final round of the series, Paul Sanchez announced all the divisions that were in contention – almost all of which had a drama-filled final round as the winners were not decided until the final putts dropped in the baskets.

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Sierra Tahoe Series Organizers – Paul Sanchez, Skot Meyer, Gayle Baker, Dave Polivy (missing: Craig Getty)

There were equal parts camaraderie and competition on the course throughout the weekend, and there wasn’t a card I played on that had a single bad egg. We shared stories, exchanged high fives, discussed our fan grips and fore-hand throws. Tempted fate with death-putts on pedestal pins. Discussed the virtues of three-ness. Argued that holes should have been par fours. Argued that lots of holes should have been par fours. One thing I know for sure – I’ll be making the drive up the mountain for next year’s Sierra Tahoe Series.

Read more from Justin about the premier disc golf course in Tahoe: Playing Tahoe Vista – Lake Of The Sky Disc Golf Course

Tahoe Mountain Sports 5th Annual Pro/Am Disc Golf Tournament, Oct 8-9

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

It’s that time of year again! Join us for our 5th annual Pro/Am Disc Golf Tournament on October 8-9, 2011 at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista.

Whether you’re a pro who came for the King of the Lake and never left, are a die-hard local hitting the course three times a week, or are a beginner, this tournament offers something for every skill level.

Registration and check-in kick off on Saturday at 7:30am, with rounds starting at 9am and lunch included. Play continues into Sunday starting at 9:30am, with awards and BYO BBQ one hour after the last group finishes.

Don’t miss the action, and great giveaways from this year’s sponsors: North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, NutSac Disc Golf Bags, Vibram, Merrell Footwear, Hostel Tahoe (with special lodging rates for players!), Ferrari’s Crown Resort, Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards, Faux Pro, Tahoe Valuation Services, Plumas Bank, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, Alpen Software, Brimm’s A Catering Co., LOKI, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Kavu and Tahoe Adventure Company.

For pre-registration and full tournament info, visit our website, and the tournament’s Facebook event page.

King of the Lake Disc Golf Tournament at Lake Tahoe

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

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.

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Our Lake Tahoe Disc Golf Tournament is Approaching!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

We are getting pumped for the Tahoe Mountain Sports 4th Annual Pro/Am Disc Golf Tournament next weekend, October 9 and 10!

We’ve got sponsors dialed in, preregistration in full swing, player t-shirts being printed and free lunch and beer ready to tap. Weather is still amazing here, with record high temps for this time of year, so we hope you’re planning to join us for some friendly competition. Our Pro winners will receive cash, and amateur division winners will see prizes like Vibram discs, NutSac Disc Golf Bags, Keen brand shoes and gift certificates to use at our Kings Beach shop and on TahoeMountainSports.com.

While you’re in town, be sure to take a tour de Tahoe disc golf. Here’s a peek at Lake Tahoe disc golf courses, and what to expect at each:

North Tahoe Regional Park: The home to our annual Pro/Am Disc Golf Tournament, this 18-hole track features killer lake views and heavily wooded holes that require accuracy. It’s right by our shop, to boot, in case you need to re-up on some disc golf gear.

Squaw Valley USA: This newcomer to Lake Tahoe disc golf opened its mountain-top, granite-heavy course this summer, and boasts a unique signature hole that takes you 1,080 feet downhill to a par 4, “island in the sky” basket. Summer-only operations to make way for Squaw’s stellar winter skiing, so call before you head out.

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