It’s been a bit since we did a news and notes post, and there’s been many things happening.
First, some quick news from Vibram. The company recently announced that the Obex mid-range disc will be released June 28 at Pinnacle retailers and July 26 at all retailers.
The Obex is the over-stable compliment to the Ibex, Vibram’s stable mid-range. RattlingChains.com recently did a review on the Obex.
Vibram also announced that June 16 is the deadline for those who cashed in the 2011 Vibram Open to register by. The Vibram Open is the final stop for the PDGA National Tour. The event is Aug. 16-19 at Maple Hill course in Leicester, Mass.
The Kansas City Wide Open was held June 1-3 and was the third stop on the six-event National Tour.
Dave Feldberg shot a 45-under 266 to earn the $2,000 paycheck and the tournament title. It’s the first NT event this year not won by Paul McBeth, who tied Jeremy Koling for fifth with a 29-under 254.
Will Schusterick placed second with a 42-under 269.
On the women’s side, Val Jenkins won her second NT event of the year by shooting a 4-over-par 315 to beat out Paige Pierce by five strokes.
Through three events, McBeth leads the men’s standings with 283.5 points. Schusterick is in second with 281, followed by Feldberg 264). Nate Doss (254) and Steve Rico (232.5) fill out the top five.
In the women’s race, Jenkins is on top with 293 points, followed by Catrina Allen with 279. Liz Lopez is in third with 261. Pierce (186) and Sarah Hokom (185) round out the top five.
Coming up: The next National Tour event is this weekend, June 15-17, at the Beaver State Fling in Estacada, Oregon.
Ted Stoebling earned the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship this past weekend in Milford, Mich., shooting a final-round 58 to earn the title.
Stoebling, of Roseville, Mich., finished with an 11-under-par 175 to edge Mitchell Winters by one stroke.
Stoebling came into the final round tied for second, one behind second-round leader Mark Huether, who finished tied for fifth with a 178.
A total of 141 played in the tournament.
Patch.com recently took a peek at “Frisbee Golf,” though they also do refer to it as disc golf.
The author talks about Oak Grove Disc Golf Course in Hahamongna, Calif., which was the world’s first permanent disc golf course.
The Taos News (New Mexico) took a peek at “Frolfing” it up around their county.
Also referred to as disc golf in the story, the report takes a peek at the growth of the sport in that area.
A course in Michigan needed to flip things around a little recently when complaints of discs landing in back yards or on roofs came forward.
This is a course in a public park. It’s good to see things could be moved to work with residents of the area.
If you have any comments, questions, thoughts, ideas or anything else, feel free to e-mail me and the crew at: pj [at] rattlingchains.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!