Robert “Dave” Thomas

Dave Thomas came into the KZSC station August 1, 2011 and spoke on Gamers on Game on the upcoming  2011 Professional World Disc Golf Championships happening in Santa Cruz California.

Kick off is August 6th with a Mixed Double at Pinto Lake.

This is the second time that the World Championship is happening in the US. The total purse exceeds $100, 000 of monetary prizes and the largest purse and the World’s History.

There are four tournament courses, DeLaveaga, Pinto Lake, Ryan Ranch and CSUMB. There  will be events at the Santa Cruz wharf and Main Beach.  For more information, you can download the schedule from their website or at the bottom of this post.

PDGA Pro Worlds kicked off its first official event on Saturday morning, August 6, 2011 with the Mixed Doubles competition. The first round gets started with a player’s meeting at 8AM at Pinto Lake. The afternoon round of 18 at De Laveaga (the modern version of the original 18).

As a part of the festivities, Chains, the first feature length disc golf documentary will be having a special screening at the Rio Theatre, in Santa Cruz, CA in August 9, 2011. This screening is held in conjunction with the 2011 Professional World Disc Golf Championships in the beautiful Monterey Bay Area.  Come and get a seat for this historic event!

To hear our show, please click on the play button below.

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Here’s a quick look at the schedule of events:

Monday

  • Distance Competition – 10:00a.m. — 4:00p.m. at Anna Jean Cummings Park – First come first served, it will take approximately 5 minutes per competitor. Must finish by 4:00p.m. sharp! Top 15 in each event, advances to Thursday finale at Main Beach
  • Putting Competition – 10:00a.m. — 4:00p.m. at Anna Jean Cummings Park – First come first served, allow 5 minutes per competitor. Must finish by 4:00p.m. sharp! Top 15 in each event, advances to Thursday finale at Main Beach
  • Mini Golf at Anna Jean Cummings Park – 10:00a.m. — 4:00p.m.
  • EDGE Competition at Anna Jean Cummings Park
  • Opening Ceremonies and Players meeting – Mandatory for players, open to the public – 6:30 p.m., Santa Cruz High School.

Tuesday

  • Competition Begins  – Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. at De Laveaga and Pinto Lake; Shotgun starts at 10am at Ryan Ranch and CSUMB
  • Special Screening of “Chains the Movie” presented by Vibram Disc Golf at Rio Theater, Santa Cruz 8pm – tickets go on sale at the door at 6:30pm

Wednesday

  • Competition Continues – Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. at De Laveaga and Pinto Lake; Shotgun starts at 10am at Ryan Ranch and CSUMB

Thursday

  • Competition Continues – Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. at De Laveaga and Pinto Lake; Shotgun starts at 9:30am at Ryan Ranch and CSUMB
  • Distance Competition off the Santa Cruz Wharf onto Main Beach at 4:00 p.m.
  • Fly Mart at Main Beach, 4:00 p.m.

Friday

  • Competition Continues – Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. at De Laveaga and Pinto Lake; Shotgun starts at 10am at Ryan Ranch and CSUMB

Saturday

  • Semi-Finals – Shotgun start. Age protected divisions tee off at 8:00AM at DeLaveaga. Open divisions tee off at 9:00AM at Pinto Lake. Both semi-finals will consist of 18 holes.
  • Finals – Pinto Lake, tee times starting at 2:00PM. The Finals round will consist of 9 holes.
  • Awards Ceremony – Pinto Lake