Watch when Ricky Wysocki from Team Latitude 64º crushes the course at round two of Green Mountain Championship in Smuggler's Notch, VT. The tournament was played September 18-20. He went on to win the tournament with 9 shots to his nearest competitor. Enjoy this footage from the The Disc Golf Guy.
Denise Cameron from Team Latitude 64's is doing well on her first year on the tour. She leads the race for PDGA's Rookie of the year title. During the last two weekends she managed to win three (!) B-tier events in the FPO division:
Wrangle in the Woods, Perry, KS 10/10/15
Mighty Mo, Kansas City, MO 10/17/15
Bad Rock Creek Open, Liberty, MO 10/18/15
Denise tells us: "As it has begun to get a little cooler I have been counting on my Frost Saint, Zero Soft Sinus, and Zero Soft Pure to get me off the tee, approach the basket, and make my putts! My game has seen a huge improvement since I committed to the Sinus for my approach disc. Thanks as always to Latitude 64 for providing me with the best plastic on the market."
Here you can read more about PDGA's Rookie of the Year title.
Doug Trantham from Bryant, AR, had a good time last weekend when he and his doubles partner Shawn Guynes managed to win the Arkansas State Doubles.
It all came down to a playoff and in front of a big gallery Doug's Ballista, XXX, Scythe and Soft Pure's flew just where he wanted them to.
Doug tells us: "After the tournament we sold out of every single disc in stock of those molds in all plastics. As my season comes to an end, Arkansas and Louisiana has been taken over with events I've ran, products I've pushed and payout is all Latitude 64, Dynamic Discs and Westside."
The USDGC 2015 had a dramatic ending when Team 64's Ricky Wysocki battled it out with Paul McBeth on the very last holes of the tournament. Although finishing second – he is still a champion in our book. With his mindset it is only a matter of time before Ricky Wysocki will win the United States Disc Golf Championship.
We are proud of Team Latitude 64's performance at this year's USDGC. Here are all the team players that made the cut for cash:
2. Ricky Wysocki -21
5. Cameron Colglazier -14
17. David Feldberg -3
27. Josh Childs +3
27. Matt Orum +3
30. Devan Owens +4
The first two rounds are in the books at this year's USDGC and Team 64 is in position to strike. The weather has been beautiful and the scoring conditions are ideal. Ricky Wysocki has played very consistent carding 62 both days putting him in fourth place. All he needs is one Socki-Bomb performance and he could claim the title.
Just a stroke behind Wysocki is Cameron Colglazier who was in third playing the best round of the day when he took a 7 on the vey difficult final hole. He is still in the hunt and is showing he has the hot hand on the course. Chasing one back of Colglazier is Feldberg who is making his climb up the leaderboard jumping 20 spots today into 11th place. Also playing hot today and jumping in to 16th is Josh Childs who has a lot of experience at USDGC and loves to come from behind in big events. Finally JohnE is -3 par and could catch fire at any moment.
Continue to follow Team 64 at usdgclive.com. The weather is calling for some wind and rain on the final. It is still anyone's game. We are rooting for our Team, bring it home fellas!!!
Team Latitude 64's Ricky Wysocki had a great week at The Green Mountain Championship which was held 18–20 september in Smuggler's Notch, VA. He won with a 9 stroke margin to his closest competitor. Ricky made his big move in round 2 – where he shot a 1100-rated round. We found some great footage from round 1 & 2 – and with commentary from Ricky Wysocki. A must-watch!
Sweep!!! There was two A-tiers this weekend on the PDGA schedule. One was in Augusta, Georgia, the other was in Joplin, Missouri.
In Augusta at the Augusta Classic Matt Bell ran away with his second A-tier win of his career. Matt has had a strong season and we knew it would just be a matter of time before he took that next step into the winner's circle. He said after the event: "It was an incredible feeling playing with control and confidence all four rounds with my Latitude 64 discs". Congrats to Matt for a breakout performance.
The other event was in Joplin Missouri, the Four States Open. Team Westside/Team 64 soldier Chris Clemons had an amazing Homecoming. Chris was from Joplin, but had recently moved to Kansas City. Coming back to his hometown he was determined to play his best. It took him till the third round to take lead over fellow teammate Dave Feldberg, but after that he was in the zone making putts from all over the green. Trilogies family member Ron Convers and Feldberg pushed Chris, but as he parked the 415 foot 17th hole Chris had closed the deal. Winning his first A-tier and over two thousand dollars, we congratulate him for a great weekend of play. After the round Chris said "It was pretty awesome. It feels great. Hard work pays off." Feldberg finished in third still playing consistent this year.
Below you can see Chris Clemons in action:
Other highlights for Team 64 over the past two weeks were Weston Isaacs keeping up his great play claiming another B-tier win. Andrew Wiler winning at the Reedy Creek in North Carolina. Ricky Wysocki claimed another A-tier winning the The Green Mountain Championship at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont. Team 64 is really heating up going into the United States Disc Golf Championship. We can't wait to see them perform for the biggest title in the game.
Follow them at latitude64.se and pdga.com
Welcome to Garret "Double G" Gurthie – the newest member of Team Latitude 64º. He has decided to join the team and we are happy to have him. Despite his young age (25) he has a ton of disc golf experience and merits (27 career wins so far). Coming back from a break from tournament play he is ready to compete again – and this time under the flag of Latitude 64º. We took the pulse on Garrett and this is what he had to say …
Welcome Garrett. Why did you take a break from the disc golf scene?
– Thanks. As people may and may not know how the tour can be a daily and weekly struggle with trying to compete and make ends meet it gets a little stressful. Another reason was to be home with my family. Me and my sister live together and I'm currently help with raising my niece Makayla. My sister's husband passed away 2 years ago due to a motorcycle accident. I love disc golf but my family means everything to me. Like they say family comes first, Garret says.
What made you decide to partner up with Latitude 64?
– I've heard really good things about Latitude 64 by friends and other competitors I compete with and also while not playing for anyone I got to try out some discs that I never got to use before. I felt quite comfortable with the discs I have tried out and fits my golf game well. I look forward to making more time to try out all the other discs to see what else I can fit into my repertoire.
Tell us a little about your favorite discs so far?
– So far I like the Macana for putting the Fuse and the Mace for midranges and for drivers I am hooked on the Enforcer, the World and the Saint. Still continuing to try out new molds. The discs hold up very well to wear and tear, the discs fly very true and I like the fact that they come in a variety of plastics to make the comfort level superb to any player.
What is your next tournament?
– The next tournament I will be attending is the USDGC if I can get the time off of work. I will have to qualify but should be pretty cool to come out of the gates using Latitude 64 to qualify.
Thoughts on next season?
– As far as thoughts go for next year I'm playing it by ear. Between work and family. I do know if I do not go on tour I will play all the local tournaments and hit a couple of the big tournaments as well, Garret says.
We wish all the best to Garrett and his family. And remember to keep an eye out for "Double G" at the USDGC this year.
Garrett´s stats on PDGA: http://www.pdga.com/player/13864/stats/1999
This weekend the Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic at the IDGC in Appling, GA, was the venue for the National Tour Final for the PDGA 2015 season. The players competed in a three round event featuring one round on the Steady Ed course, and two rounds on the infamous par 69 Jackson course.
The first round Team 64 came out ready to play with Dave Feldberg bouncing out of the basket on hole 8 for an ace and a -9 for the first eight holes. He carded a -14 for the first round. Matt Orum shot a strong -13, and Ricky Wysocki struggled early but finished with a string of birdies to finish -12. The lead was -16 so Team 64 was clearly in the hunt for the title.
During the middle round there was very little movement at the top but Team 64's JohnE McCray and Cameron Colglazier made their move back into the race shooting hit rounds. It shaped up to be an exciting final round with the top thee cards all within 6 shots of the lead.
During the final round Team 64 started to grab attention as Wysocki, Feldberg, Colglazier, Orum, and McCray climbed the leaderboard. By the time the lead group had reached hole 16, Colglazier was in the clubhouse with the hot score of the day at -11. McCray was on the last hole making a birdie and taking the lead at -32 for the event. He posted the best score of the day and the event at -13 propelling his name to the top. All he could do was wait in the clubhouse for the top two cards to finish.
Orum, Feldberg, and Wysocki were pushing each other on the front nine and as Feldberg fell back Wysocki and Orum pushed forward and found themselves on the 17 tee at -31 (Wysocki) and -30 (Orum). Wysocki was in the drivers seat but had trouble on 17 carding a bogey five, while Orum made a birdie giving him a mathematical chance of catching JohnE. That is just what he did throwing a 350 approach through a 6 foot gap to park the final hole par five for birdie to tie him with McCray.
As Team 64 sat in the clubhouse tied at -32 they waited for Johansen and McBeth who sat at -32 on the final tee. Both went on to birdie and go to a playoff that Johansen would win in four holes. What a great run by Team 64 who had 5 team members in the top 11. Other Team 64 in the cash were Matt Bell (18th), Josh Childs ( 24th), and Emil Dahlgren (28th).
After all the National Series points were calculated Wysocki finished second, Feldberg in fifth, and McCray climbed into 10th place for the National Tour series. What a great success for Team 64 this year at the National Tour level. With many of our players just putting one year with our plastic under their belt. We are excited to see how well Team 64 will do in the 2016 NT series. Team 64 has shown that when quality matters our players choose Latitude 64 and propel there consistency to rise. Watch them continue to rise next month at this year's final PDGA Major USDGC in Rock Hill, SC.
Team 64 player Sigrid Sandum defended her title at the Norwegian Championship and now have three consecutive wins. Having the tournament in her own backyard really kept her motivated.
"I have set up a basket at my place, set up a training scheme and blogged about training and preparation ahead of the competition", Sigrid says.
She grabbed the lead in round 1 – but a setback in round 2 left Sigrid and veteran Lydie Hellgren were tied for the lead. At round 3 Sigrid made her move.
"After some self-evaluation and advice from my closest contributors, I realized that I play at my best when I’m having fun. This realization gave me a good third round. My Mercy’s gave me the safety I needed for short and narrow shots, and around the basket. My Escape and Flow helped me stay inside the tight OB-lines on the longer holes on a windy and demanding championship course. My third round set me up with a comfortable 6 stroke lead heading into the final round", Sigrid says.
The final round ended in a comfortable win.
"The perfect ending of the tournament for my part, was hitting a perfect drive with my first Latitude love, the Gold Fury. It helped me achieve my goal of defending my title as Norwegian Champion", Sigrid says.
In the open division Team Latitude 64:s Anders Danielsen finished tied for 6th and Lars Somby finished at 16th.
Results: Norwegian Disc Golf Championship