Amateur-only singles tournament
About this tournament
Disc golf will be offered at the 2013 National Senior Games (formerly Senior Olympics) in Cleveland on July 20th and 21st. The Senior Games were established for athletes that are 50 and older the year of the event. The divisions are in five year increments… 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, etc. and are offered for both men and women.
As a first time event, disc golf will be offered as a demonstration sport. The future of disc golf’s involvement and full recognition into the National Senior Games will depend upon how disc golf is represented and accepted in this trial run. Once disc golf becomes a Senior Games sport, players will need to qualify through their respective State Senior Games in their qualifying years making 2013 a unique opportunity to participate without prequalification. Minneapolis will be hosting the 2015 games and will be closely watching the turn out and quality of the competition levels.
Players must pre-register on line ( nsga.com ) or by mail (Add $10 if paying by mail). Registration closes May 1st. The registration fee will be $100 per player with an early-bird special of $75 is paid before January 31st. PDGA membership not required to participate.
The disc golf competition will occur at Sims Park in Euclid and Veterans Park in Parma over the two day competition (July 20 th and 21st). They are both quality 18-hole disc golf courses located 15 minutes from the Athletes Village in downtown Cleveland. More courses will be added if demand requires it
Also, as part of growing the sport, disc golf will be given opportunities to showcase our sport to the other athletes in the Athletes Village and at the courses through clinics and demonstrations. Players are encouraged to partake in the Athletic Village events during the week of full competition. What a great opportunity to reach other serious, senior athletes and grow the sport.
For more information and to register, go to ‘nsga.com’. less
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eric wernet June 13, 2013 at 8:49am
Any further word on numbers? Euclid Parks and Rec director would like some additional info please. Thanks!
Don Glaser May 28, 2013 at 3:46pm
Anyone still wanting to register for the Senior Olympics, I just spoke with Jay at the National S O and he is extending registration because disc golf is a demonstration sport this year. To register, you have to call Jay at 225-706-5105. He said you can register for at least another week or more. Don't wait and get left out of this unique opportunity!
Bill Griffith April 27, 2013 at 11:25am
Larry, At the latest count, there are a little over 50 players registered. Registration ends May 1. I doubt that we will exceed 72 , so I don't see us needing both courses at the same time. In that case, we would go with the original schedule og Parma on Saturday and Sims on Sunday.
Mike, Thanks for volunteering. I am not sure what is going on with the NSG website. I had the same problem. After registration closes May 1st, we'll know how big the field will be. After that we'll have another planning meeting at work out the rest of the details.
Larry Jennings April 26, 2013 at 3:36pm
According to the schedule, we're playing Parma the first day, and Euclid the second day. Is this etched in stone? It might make a difference where I get a hotel room... or rooms! Thanks!
Mike Broda April 26, 2013 at 7:50am
I signed up as a voulenteer but do not see a disc golf section. Any help would be great.
Bill Griffith March 27, 2013 at 6:02pm
As of March 1st there were 37 registered. I should be getting an update in the next week for March registrations. We don't get a breakdown but if it runs like the Ohio Senior Games and the US Masters, it will be top heavy from younger to older divisions.
Larry Jennings March 26, 2013 at 7:30pm
Bill, Eric, or anyone else - do you have any kind of breakdown on the number of registrants (by age group) so far? Just curious...
Bill Griffith January 27, 2013 at 12:49pm
Update on NSG. This will be a PDGA 'XC' tier sanctioned event... trophy only. The definition for a 'pro player' for the NSG is someone who makes enough money from their winning to support themselves. Disc golf is different from most sports in that there is not enough money in our events for anyone to support themselves The very top players barely win enough to support their disc golf habit. If we get sufficient turnout, disc golf could be given full sport status. At th ... more
Update on NSG. This will be a PDGA 'XC' tier sanctioned event... trophy only.
The definition for a 'pro player' for the NSG is someone who makes enough money from their winning to support themselves. Disc golf is different from most sports in that there is not enough money in our events for anyone to support themselves The very top players barely win enough to support their disc golf habit.
If we get sufficient turnout, disc golf could be given full sport status. At that point, players would have to pre-qualify in their state events to play in future National Senior Games. There will be a meeting during after the first day for anyone interested in helping to promote Senior Games in their state and Region.