The Joplin Disc Golf Club, with generous support from the Joplin CVB, Mother’s Brewery, Blackthorn Pizza & Pub, & PILR Technology Services, proudly presents the 8th Annual Four States Open, www.joplindgc.com/4SO
. This year's tournament is the area’s first ever PDGA A-Tier event and will be held from September 27th through September 29th, 2013 in Joplin and Neosho, MO. There will be a minimum of $3,500 added cash to the Pro divisions, split out as $2k to MPO, $1k to FPO, and $500 to all other Pro divisions. We have again partnered with both Mother's Brewery out of Springfield and Blackthorn Pizza and Pub in Joplin to make this year's event the best 4SO to date.
Pre-registration is required and can be completed here: http://dgscene.com/4SO_2013
The field is limited to 270 players, 90 in Pool A (All Professional Division), 90 in Pool B (All Advanced Divisions), & 90 in Pool C (All Intermediate, Rec, & Jr Divisions). Pre-reg list is found here: http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/102512
. We've had several top FPO's verbally commit to being here this year and last year we had a total of 41 pro's at the 4SO.
MPO - $100
FPO - $50
All other Pro - $50
All Adv - $40
All Intermediate - $30
All Rec & JR - $25 (Trophy Only w/bonus players pack item)
This year’s schedule has Pool A (All Professional Divisions) playing on Friday and Saturday only
, four rounds total, no Final 9. This provides the Pro’s an extra travel day to the USDGC if that is the next stop on their tour. Pools B & C will play on Saturday and Sunday and will also play four rounds total. This year we are adding Morse Park North in Neosho, MO to the tournament to provide an additional challenge and accommodate more players. Each pool will play one round in Neosho. McClelland Park in Joplin will still be home to the 4SO two-course layout.
The Friday Doubles Tournament and Field Events Competitions (Longest Drive, EDGE SkillShot, & Putting Contest) will be open to anyone not playing on Friday in Pool A and take place on September 27th with $500 added to the payouts. The flex start time is from 12-6 PM with unlimited rounds. Entry fees for Friday Doubles is $30 per team for Adv and $20 per team for Intermediate or Rec. Cost for the Field Events is still TBD.
The FREE Player’s Party will be held Saturday night at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub in downtown Joplin with free Blackthorn Pizza for all players. The plans include having the entire city block out front blocked off for our party to include the Putting Contest Finals and a beer garden along with other activities. The party should run sometime around 6-9 PM.
The players pack for all Am players includes a dri-fit shirt, custom stamped Prodigy disc, custom stamped Discraft/Innova disc, and a $30 Tour Towel. This is a $78 value! All Rec and Jr divisions are trophy only and will have bonus players pack items.
Spread the word, pre-register, and get ready for the 2013 Four States Open.