Flying Eagle Open presented by Bonfire Brewing

PDGA logoSat-Sun, September 26-27, 2015 at Hole in the Sky DGC in Eagle, Colorado
C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

Flying Eagle Open presented by Bonfire Brewing graphic

About this tournament

SEPTEMBER 26TH & 27TH 2015
TD: Steven Klehfoth | #59855 | [email redacted] | (608) 695-0121
Asst TD: Jessie Klehfoth | #59854


The Flying Eagle Disc Society, Eagle County’s disc golf club, is proud to introduce the inaugural Flying Eagle Open disc golf tournament presented by Bonfire Brewing. This will be a PDGA C-Tier event featuring two rounds of golf on two separate courses, and is set to take place on September 26th and 27th 2015.

Round one on Saturday will play at the newly renovated Hole in the Sky Disc Golf Course at the Eagle County Fairgrounds in Eagle, CO. Round two will take place on a championship-style, temporary layout at the picturesque Gypsum Creek Golf Course in Gypsum, CO. This is a rare and special opportunity to play a tournament round of disc golf in a traditional golf course setting.

Both rounds will be run with assigned tee times for each player and both courses will feature alternate tee positions depending on division. Amateur players can expect to receive a robust players pack, and there will be payouts to top finishers in all divisions (cash in pro and prizes in am), in addition to trophies for top players in each division.

Hole in the Sky DGC is a permanent, public course and will be open for practice rounds from sunrise to sunset until the day of the event. Gypsum Creek will have a limited practice and preview window with the course open on Saturday the 26th from 4:30 p.m. to sunset. Access for the practice session will be first-come, first-served and will be pay-to-play. Golf carts will be available to rent for the practice session but will not be in use during the competition round.

We are excited to show off the brand new layout at Hole in the Sky DGC at the Eagle County Fairgrounds as well as provide this rare, first-of-its-kind opportunity to host a sanctioned tournament on a traditional golf course in the state of Colorado, especially one as prestigious as Gypsum Creek. Please join us for a weekend of disc golf and camaraderie in the autumn beauty of the high Rocky Mountains!


Friday, September 25th

Early Player Check In at Hole in the Sky DGC
-Time: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Location: Entrance to the Eagle River Center (large green building at the course)
- Friday night check in is encouraged but NOT REQUIRED. You may check in on Saturday at least 30 minutes before your tee time as well.

Random Draw Doubles at Hole in the Sky DGC
- $10.00 per player
- 50% of entry to payout, 50% to fundraising for the tournament
- $2.00 ace pool (optional)
- Registration opens at 3:00 p.m.
- Tee off at 5:00 p.m. - shotgun start
- All competitors play from the long tees
- Open to the public. All interested players are welcome to sign up and play

Saturday, September 26th

Round One: Hole in the Sky DGC
- Check in: Players who do not check in Friday night must check in at least thirty minutes before their scheduled tee time, and be at the tee for hole one at least 10 minutes prior to tee time. Check-in will be located at the entrance to the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.
- Format: 18 holes of stroke play golf
- Tee Times: First group to be released on course at 8:00 a.m. All other tee times to be released at 12 minute intervals. Last tee time at 3:00 p.m.
- PLEASE NOTE: Saturday tee times at Hole in the Sky will be reversed from the traditional, division-based format. Open players will be assigned to the earlier tee times, with Advanced to follow, then Intermediate and Recreational. This will allow players in the higher divisions to arrive at Gypsum Creek Saturday afternoon in time for the open practice session later that day.

Gypsum Creek Practice and Preview:
- The course will be open for practice and preview starting at 4:30 p.m.
- Practice and preview is open to tournament players only. No public access.
- Costs for practice round: $10 walking, $25 with cart
- Due to time constraints, carts are recommended for playing or viewing the course during the practice session. Max two players per cart.

Sunday, September 27th

Round Two: Gypsum Creek Golf Club
- Check in: Players must check in at least ten minutes before their tee time. Check-in will be located near the first tee (weather permitting).
- Format: 18 holes of stroke play golf
- Tee Times: First group to be released on course at 8:00 a.m. All other tee times to be released at 12 minute intervals. Last tee time at 3:00 p.m. Traditional tee time format will be observed with Open divisions teeing at the end of the day.
- Awards: To take place as soon as possible after arrival of the final card.


Open Gentlemen & Ladies - $65

Open Masters Divisions- $65

Advanced Gentlemen & Ladies - $55

Advanced Masters Divisions - $55

Intermediate Gentlemen & Ladies - $50

Recreational Gentlemen & Ladies - $45

Junior Boys and Girls - $30

Non-playing Supporter - $20

Ace Pool - $4 (optional)

- Registration cap: 140 total players
- No division caps
- Players in divisions with very low registration numbers may be asked to move to another division
- Masters aged players (40+) are not required to enter age protected divisions
- A list of registrants as well as event results can be viewed on the PDGA site:
- Players without a current PDGA membership must pay a $10.00, one-time membership fee in addition to the advertised registration fee for their division

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation of cash or goods, please contact the tournament director, Steven Klehfoth, at 608-695-0121 or via email at [email redacted]


Please refer to the official caddy book for specific ground rules on all holes at both courses

Hole in the Sky DGC

Newly redesigned and renovated, this course derives its challenge from the numerous water features that flow in and around the Eagle County Fairgrounds. A handful of wooded holes and mild elevation change keep things interesting on what is otherwise a flat and open course. Players who stay dry and in bounds should be able to score well, even with the baskets in the long positions.

- All water in the Eagle River and both irrigation ditches is out-of-bounds
- All discs over the top of the gravel pit berm are out-of-bounds (holes 1, 2 and 3)
- Regular out-of-bounds rules apply unless the hole calls for a drop zone
- Open Men, Open Women, Open Masters Men, Advanced Men and Advanced Masters Men play from long tees on all holes
- Open Grandmasters, Advanced Women, Intermediate, Rec and Juniors play from the short tee on holes 2, 5, and 15
- Two Meter Rule will NOT be in play
- Click here to see a course flyover video for Hole in the Sky:

Gypsum Creek Golf Club

A first of its kind in Colorado, the championship layout at Gypsum Creek will offer a challenge to even the best disc golfers. Water, sand and other OB hazards will keep players honest while par fours and fives will test stamina and concentration. Natural and manicured beauty come together at Gypsum Creek to create a true test of top-level disc golf for all participants of the 2015 Flying Eagle Open.

- The disc golf layout will utilize holes 10-18 of the ball golf course
- Any disc surrounded by water in ponds or creek is out of bounds
- Discs that come to rest on or across the cart path (non-basket side) are out-of-bounds unless otherwise indicated
- Discs that come to rest in private property are out-of-bounds
- Discs that come to rest on a putting green are out-of-bounds
- Discs that come to rest in a sand trap are out-of-bounds
- Open Men, Open Women, Open Masters Men, Advanced Men and Advanced Masters Men
- Open Grandmasters, Advanced Women, Intermediate, Rec and Juniors play from the short tee on all holes
- Two Meter Rule will NOT be in play
- Absolutely no outside alcohol will be permitted on the premises. This includes the course’s parking lot.
- Tobacco smoking is forbidden while on course and will be allowed in designated areas only around the clubhouse
- Click here to see a course flyover video for Gypsum Creek (starts at 2:39):

Please settle all rulings by majority opinion of the members on your card. If a ruling absolutely cannot be decided on course, please use declared provisional throws to complete the hole in question and write both scores on the scorecard. A ruling will be made by a tournament director following the round. Recorded visual evidence such as photographs and video footage will NOT be utilized by the tournament directors for rulings decisions.

Please abide by all PDGA rules and regulations for play during your rounds as well as guidelines for etiquette, player conduct and dress code. Additional, course-specific regulations may be in play at the land owner’s and tournament director’s discretion and will be made known to all players prior to the start of the event. Players who are unable to follow these rules will be disciplined accordingly.

Withdrawals and Refunds

- If the need for an individual to drop out of the tournament arises, please send a request via email to [email redacted]
- Last day to drop with a full refund: Saturday, September 12th
- Last day to drop with a 50% refund: Saturday, September 19th
- No entry fees refunded starting Sunday, September 20th

NOTE: In the case of unfavorable weather, the final round on Sunday may be relocated to Hole in the Sky DGC in order to prevent damage to the grounds at Gypsum Creek.



- Free camping (both tent and RV) will be available to all registered players on-site at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.
--Bathrooms with running water available on site
--If possible, please check in at event registration before entering camping area
--Choice of dirt parking lot or grassy field. Note: no shade trees in camping area
-Forest Service fee campsites can be found by following this link:
-Camping is also available at Sylvan Lake State Park south of Eagle.
-Free primitive camping is available on all US Forest Service managed land unless marked otherwise.


NOTE: If you plan on staying in a hotel in Eagle, close to the courses, please book soon! There are two other events in town the weekend of the Flying Eagle Open and rooms are filling fast.

Eagle, CO (~5 min to HITS, ~15 min to Gypsum Creek)
-Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
--20% Discount for PDGA members
--See this page for booking details:
- Holiday Inn Express
- AmericInn Lodge and Suites
- Best Western Plus
- Comfort Inn

Avon, CO (~20 min to HITS, ~30 min to Gypsum Creek)
- Comfort Inn
- Christie Lodge
- Sheraton Mountain Vista
- Westin Riverfront

Beaver Creek, CO (~25 min to HITS, ~35 min to Gypsum Creek)
- The Pines Lodge
- The Osprey at Beaver Creek
- Beaver Creek Resort Properties

Glenwood Springs, CO (~40 min to HITS, ~30 min to Gypsum Creek)
- Hotel Glenwood Springs
- Hotel Colorado
- Hampton Inn
- Courtyard
- Hotel Denver
- Quality Inn
- Glenwood Suites
- Residence Inn
- Rodeway Inn
- Best Western

Vacation Rental

- Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO)
- airbnb
- HomeAway


The Flying Eagle Disc Society would like to thank the following for their generous support of our club and event:
Bonfire Brewing
Dynamic Discs
Gypsum Creek Golf Club
Eagle County Government
Mile High Disc Golf Club
Throw Colorado
Stoneyard Distillery
GE Johnson Construction
EMCC Elevator Modernization
West Vail Liquor Mart
That's So Rado
Lionshead Liquors
Eagle Pharmacy
Moe's Original Bar B Que - Eagle, CO
Transition Sports/The Stash
The Glass Art Company.
Eagle Outside


- All volunteers that assist with course work, event preparation and tournament days
- Jan Evans Miller, Clifford Simonton, Tanya Dahlseid & Ron Siebert - Eagle County
- Tom Buzbee, Christy L Martin & Ben Montoya - Gypsum Creek Golf Club
- Jeff Shroll - Town of Gypsum
- Steven Storrie, Kyle Fritz & Jeremy Rusco - Dynamic Discs
- Camden Farmer, Rob Liebman, Chad Francis and the Mile High Disc Golf Club board
- Eddie Wooters, Shaun Welch & Justin Leazer - Throw Colorado
- Peter Brenner
- Andy & Amanda Jessen - Bonfire Brewing
- Jeff Woods - EMCC Elevator Modernization
- Scott Rossow & Max Vogelman - Stoneyard Distillery
- Brian Morrell - GE Johnson Construction
- Chip Bartsch, Tom & Laurie Mullen - West Vail Liquor Mart
- Chad Stubbs - That's So Rado
- Tim Robbins - Lionshead Liquors
- John Batson - Eagle Pharmacy
- Kathleen Liberacki - Larkburger
- Paige Eaton - Moe's Original BBQ
- Jesse Denny - The Glass Art Company
- Chuck Kraft & Stafford Turner - Transition Sports
- Curt Harris & Jeff Wigen - Trick Threads Screen Printing
- Paul Stumpf - Worker Bee Landscaping
- The Flying Eagle Disc Society Board
-- Vice President: Jeff Woods
-- Secretary: Lenny Siegel
-- Treasurer: Jessie Klehfoth
-- At-large: Nick Kettinger
-- At-large: Brian Morrell
-- At-large: Brandon Swonger
- All Flying Eagle Disc Society club members past and present


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