Stomped By The Hippo

PDGA logoSaturday, June 25, 2022 at Hippo Ridge DGC in Athens, Ohio
Amateur-only C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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About this tournament



The course is located at 9888 East Copeland Road, Stewart OH, 45778.

There will be no on-site registration.

There will be 2 rounds of 18 holes on the Hippo Ridge Red and White Course using a shotgun start. Purple and green divisions will play from the red tees. Red and blue divisions will play from the white tees. Registration for the purple and red divisions is limited to rated players. Exceptions are possible.

Gates open at 8:30. When you arrive, drive to the top of the hill and check in with Marvelous Margaret or her designee. You will be directed on where to park.

There will be no on-site players meeting. Proceed to your starting hole after you arrive. Group and hole assignments will be announced via the PDGA event page for this tournament.

Score reporting will use the PDGA Digital Scorecard. Each group (card) should maintain a second scorecard using a different technology such as U-Disc. Physical score cards will also be available. At the end of each round of play, the two scorecards must be reconciled.

The Hippo Ridge LAF bell will be rung twice at the 2-minute warning and several times at the start.

Lunch is on your own. Hot food is available 10 minutes from Hippo Ridge. A grill will be available for players to use during lunch.

The start time for round two will be one hour after round one is completed by all players.

EVERY PLAYER MUST CONFIRM THEIR SCORE on the PDGA Digital Scorecard before leaving Hippo Ridge.

There will be no awards ceremony. Other than the CTP contest, there will be no prizes or trophies that you can take home immediately. Instead, the winner of each division will have their name painted on a hippo and displayed at Hippo Ridge during the calendar year following the tournament. Trophies can be claimed by the winners after they are on display for a year.

After the tournament, there will be a CTP contest from the top of the hill to various targets on the front nine.


In case of a weather emergency, the LAF bell will be rung continuously for one minute. Proceed to your vehicle and remain inside until the emergency is over. Both winds over 20 mph and lightning constitute an emergency.


Along with the general hazards of being in the woods in Ohio in June, please anticipate the following tripping hazards: stumps, holes, and tee markers.


A water station and porta john will be located at the junction of holes 9 and 18.

Parking is off road.


Mandatory routes are marked on holes 1, 11, 17, and 18. A throw that passes the mandatory marker on the wrong side receives one penalty throw. The lie for the next throw is along a line formed by the intersection of a plane defined by and extending beyond the mandatory sign and the ground and within two meters of the horizontal position of the mandatory sign.


East Copeland Road is out of bounds. If any part of a player’s disc lies above grass or driveway gravel along the south side of the road, the disc is not out of bounds. This out-of-bounds line affects hole number 7 primarily; but can also come into play on holes 11, 6, and 10.

If a disc is determined to be out of bounds, the new lie should be marked on a line that is perpendicular to the out-of-bounds line at the point where the disc entered the out-of-bounds area and up to FIVE METERS away from the out-of-bounds line. This amount will allow the lie to be placed at the top of the bank near the road and on the inside of the tree line at the road. A player whose disc is out of bounds receives one penalty throw.

If the position of the thrown disc is not out of bounds but within one meter of an out-of-bounds line, the lie may be relocated to a new lie at any point on a one-meter line that extends perpendicularly from the nearest point on the out-of-bounds line and passes through the center of the thrown disc. Note that this adjustment extends only one meter, and not five meters, since there is no penalty throw.

The Hippo Ridge gravel driveway is not out of bounds. If any part of a player's disc lies above the loose gravel of the driveway, it is not out of bounds.


Players MUST take relief from brush piles that are located throughout the course. If a player’s disc has come to rest on or in a brush pile and the player is unable to take a stance with all supporting points in contact with the ground, the player MUST establish a lie that is on the line of play (to the basket), farther from the target, and at the nearest point that provides relief. Because safety. There is no penalty for this adjustment.


Players may take optional relief from standing or flowing water anywhere on the course. To obtain relief, the player may mark a new lie that is on the line of play, farther from the target, and at the nearest point that provides relief. There is no penalty for this adjustment.

Refund policy

Hippo Ridge Disc Golf Course is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.
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