Ricky Wysocki has narrowly lost the Vibram open on the final hole two years in a row. This year with his Latitude 64 discs he was able to close the deal and take home his first NT win with the Latitude products. He fell a couple shots behind halfway through the round to Barsby. It looked as if he might fall short again, but then he showed why he is the best putter in the world. Clutching up and making two 70 foot putts on 13 and 14 for birdie to take the lead back. Hole 14 his putt was directly at the water and he had the guts to run the putt and he put the Dagger in the heart. He headed to the final hole with a two stroke lead, played safe and claimed the title.
Besides Ricky, Feldberg finished 7th, Cameron Colglazier 10th, and Matt Bell finished in 12th. Feldberg did hit an epic ace on hole #3 that was caught on tape. It was aired yesterday on ESPN Sportscenter's Top Ten. It was #2!!! What an amazing showing for Team Latitude 64. Next stop Europe!!
As the Disc Golf tour headed to the Great Northwest Team Latitude was in full affect. Wysocki and Feldberg tied for Second narrowly losing by one stroke at the Ft. Stielacoom Open in Seattle. Jason Pinkal took second in Masters and many other Team members played well such as Jason Carr, Chandler Fry, and Jesse Westbell.
Next Stop Beaver State Fling where Wysocki continued his charge again losing by just one stroke, this time finishing third. Feldberg grabbed eighth place. Many of the team was in attendance. Chandler Fry was the early leader shooting -10 the first round, and Brody Miller played consistent back in his home area.
As our team amps up for the European Majors and Professional and Am World Championships there has been many regional standouts on the Team. Josh Child's, Matt Orum, Barret Johnson and Cam Colglazier have been dominating the south , while Jordan Castro just keeps posting wins in the Upper Midwest. Also we have Juniors winning open tournaments like Jake Hebenheimer who just won a pro B-tier at 16 years old! McCray has been teaching clinics and touring the Midwest getting ready for the Maple Hill Open.
We will have many juniors and amateurs competing for a world title in Kalamazoo. Leading the way will be our juniors Valerie Mundujano and Cody Cassilina who both played in the final nine last year in Minnesota. It will be a busy summer so follow our team and watch the fireworks!
Team Latitude 64º
This past Sunday Team Latitude's own Emil Dahgren and Dave Feldberg tied for 1st place in the first ever Sunrise Showdown in Sacramento, CA. Both shooting the exact same scores 51,51, for a -14 total of 102 strokes. As a sign of team camaraderie and since it was not PDGA Sanctioned the two of them decided to call it a tie, both receiving $500 dollars for the split. The event was a success fielding 92 players(26 open men). We are glad to see Emil healthy again and we look forward to him playing well on the American summer tour. Latitude would like to congratulate these two gentlemen and point out, a team that sticks together , Wins Together. Great job Team 64!
Below is a thank you letter from the Roma State College for discs donated by Latitude 64.
To Dave Feldberg and Latitude 64,
On behalf of Roma State College and the Roma community I would like to thank you for supporting us grow Disc Golf in our local area.
The discs that you have donated have been the biggest boost to our small, growing and yet highly active group. Having extra discs for the school actually enables us to teach DG to our Health and Physical Education classes. Being able to demonstrate the sport to large amount of students is fantastic. With all students being able to throw their own disc, we have seen the popularity increase drastically.
We are lucky in Roma. Currently we have the most western and isolated course in the state of Queensland. With the course and extra discs we had three juniors play in their first competition, The Big Rig, during May. This kind of exposure has seen them become addicted to the game while pulling in their friends as well.
With more popular sports taking the eyes of children in Roma it’s nearly impossible for new sports to continue. But thanks to your generous support, DG has been able to get a foothold in this cutthroat industry that is children’s interests!
Again, thank you for your support, without it we would not be able to share this great game with the students of Roma nor the greater community.
Gavin Mackay Kate Van Der Meulen
Teacher Head of Campus
Team 64 left a strong impact in Santa Cruz this past weekend. Devan Owens found his groove and finished third place in a strong field of great players. On his climb to 3rd he made several 50 foot plus putts and capped off his performance with a sidearm ace! Owens aced the signature "gravity hole" in the final round with his Gold line XXX. It was submitted to ESPN, but during championship basketball time i guess it fell a little short of making the top ten for the third consecutive national tour. It was still our top play of the week.
Finishing tied for 9th was Brody Miller and David Feldberg. Both playing well as Delavega is a very difficult course to manage. Also finishing in the top ten was Kelly Muth, finishing in 7th place in the Ladies open division. Others collecting cash from Team 64 were Wysocki, Tim Mirabel, and Tim Skellenger.
Team Latitude 64 is also having many great wins and performances in regional play this year. Summer is almost here and our Team is just starting to heat up! Follow your favorite team member this summer at the major championships.
What an amazing week for Latitude 64, Dynamic Discs, and Westside Discs! We had so many great performances in the competition as well as great promotions of our products.
Dave Feldberg made a strong run and finished in second place. He also released his newest signature model the Spark. The Spark is a very controllable over-stable driver. A must have for most players.
Johne McCray played great and finished in 5th place. He released his limited edition Deco Saint Pro as well as his stock signature stamp on all Saint Pros. That is right Johne finally has his own signature disc!
Ricky Wysocki tied for tenth place with Devan Owens. Wysocki is still trying to recover from being banged up from being T-boned by a semi truck on the way to the event. He will be fine but he was hit hard and needs time for the bruising to heal. Owens is getting better weekly as he is fully recovering from his foot surgeries. Wysocki also released the first Decodye Ballista's with the Socki-bomb stamp. These Ballista's are fast and feel great.
Other highlights from the team this weekend was Eric Rainey making a strong run in the GM open division. He finished in 2nd place! We also had many players in the cash such as Matt Bell and Jordan Castro. It is only spring, we are so excited to see what Team 64 will do this summer!
Team Latitude 64
2015 had already been shaping up to be another awesome year for Team Latitude 64º with all the new players added and now we have one more to add to our team, Ricky Wysocki. Ricky is well known in the Disc Golf world as someone that will help propel the sport into the future. Check out Ricky's amazing first round at the 2015 Memorial Championships.
More details about Ricky's transition to Team Latitude 64º is coming so stay tuned.
2015 is going to be a great year for Team Latitude 64. As you can see we have made some great additions to our family. Our Generals have kicked the season in style already winning big events - JohnE McCray won The Throw Down at the Mountain in Florida over 68 open players. The event held at the famous Brooksville course in Florida should be an A-tier based on size and competition. JohnE won by four strokes and looks to be a force this season!
David Feldberg won the Maricopa Meadows Open B-tier by four strokes in Arizona.
This is just the start keep an keep an eye on our team this year. Feldberg is headed to Australia for the Aussie Open Major next weekend, followed up by the New Zealand championships. Let's cheer for him and hope he brings home the title. Feldberg did win the Australian Championships in Perth in 2010.
We at Latitude 64 are proud to announce that the great JohnE McCray will be joining our team for the 2015 season and beyond. He is one of the games great influences and ambassadors. We are excited to see what JohnE can do with our discs. We interviewed him last night before his official announcement on social medias and it is below. JohnE's integrity and honor fits great with what we here at Latitude 64 strive for in all aspects of our business. Welcome JohnE to our family, and we hope you achieve what we know you can in 2015!!!!
*Photo courtesy of PDGA
We Interviewed JohnE about his career on transition to Latitude 64º
Frost Line is our newest addition to our high quality lines of plastic. We have worked hard to develop a plastic that feels good in the hand, has flexibility, durability, and maintains its shape in all conditions. Frost Line is very similar to our Opto Line but with a higher flexibility and stickier grip. Creating a plastic that is flexible yet durable was a challenge that our mad scientists in Sweden have now conquered. Frost will maintain its shape in cold weather and doesn't melt in your hand on a sunny day. We will be releasing Frost in late November in three molds, Claymore, Diamond Light, and River. We will continue to release additional molds in the early spring of 2015. Check with your disc vendor on when they will stock up on this so you can continue to play through the winter in style! Supplies are limited!
David Feldberg's impression of the new Frost Line
So I just received the first Frost discs from Sweden. Latitude 64° has come out with a new line of plastic that is super flexible in all weather. I tested the Claymore, Diamond Light, and the River. They are designed to stay flexible in cold weather so I stuck them in the refrigerator and they stayed just as gummy. Then I took them out to the desert in 90 plus temperatures and gave them their first flights. Funny thing is that they maintained the same flexibility that they did in my refrigerator. They had a great grip and seemed to fly more stable than our other plastics. I assume that is because the dome can flex more with this softer plastic blend. I really liked their feel and performance and I will be adding them to my bag as we release more molds. If you are training in colder temperatures this winter you will want to try our Frost Line. I am from Michigan and I can tell you that when a disc gets cold it becomes harder to grip and throw. If I had these discs back then I would have lowered my scores. They are to be released in late November. Congratulations Latitude 64°, you did it again!!