The Challenge at Ho'omaluhia

PDGA logoSat-Sun, April 27-28, 2024 at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe, Hawaii
C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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Staff

Tournament DirectorAllen Borsky
Assistant TDMichael Conger
Assistant TDAlex Wong

About this tournament

Aloha HDGA Family,
I am happy to announce that MEMBERS ONLY EARLY registration for The Challenge will open THIS Friday, March 1, at 6:00 PM, and close at 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 3. General Registration will open on Monday, March 4 at 6:00 PM.

If you are NOT a 2024 HDGA member you still have an opportunity to join now (https://honoluludiscgolf.com/membership/) and be eligible for early registration for this event. When you join you will receive an email with the early registration code.

For early registration, we have set divisional limits. Once division limits are reached you will not be able to register for that division until the General registration opens on Monday, March 4 at 6:00 PM.

All 2024 HDGA members will be receiving an email today (February 28th, 2024) with an early registration code. If you do not receive this email, please let us know.

Join the Honolulu Disc Golf Association (HDGA) for the Second Annual Challenge at Ho'omaluhia. This is a PDGA C Tier event that will be held at the beautiful Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. Come experience this challenging temporary course setup just for this event!

Where is Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden?
The Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden is located at 45-680 Luluku Road, Kāne'ohe, Oahu, Hawaii 96744.

The two-day event will include One round of 27 holes on Saturday and ONE round of 18 on Sunday.

The final determination of the rounds played each day will be determined at tee-off, at the discretion of the tournament director.

*Final determination of Divisions will be made before the start of the tournament. If there are fewer than 4 players in any division, that division MAY be collapsed into a related division (i.e. MA60 division could be collapsed into the MA50 division).

Scoring will be on PDGA LIVE.

Event Format:
Saturday, April 27:
Player Check-In: 9:30 at the Kahua Nui Pavilion
Shotgun Start 10:15 am

Sunday, April 28:
Player Check-In: 9:30 am sharp at the Kahua Nui Pavilion
Shotgun start: 10:00 am

Practice Round and/or Doubles on Friday, April 26:

Practice Round: We should have the course available for practice or to hold a doubles round, by mid-afternoon on Friday, April 26 (time: TBD). It depends on how much assistance we have setting up the course. Keep checking the HDGA website (https://www.honoluludiscgolf.com), or our Facebook page closer to the event date for more details.

CAMPING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REGISTERED PLAYERS (FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY NIGHT), ON A FIRST COME FIRST BASIS, IN CAMPSITES 26-31 AT KAHUA NUI MAKAI. WE CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 60 CAMPERS, AND HAVE PARKING PASSES FOR 18 CARS. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CAMPING SO WE CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR LIST.


Parking Pass for the Weekend:
Please make sure on your way into the park to remember to pick up a parking pass for the weekend. All cars are required to have a parking pass if they are in the park after 4:00 PM. Passes will be available from the visitor center and potentially from a worker who will be assisting us from the gardens.

Gate Openings:
The gate at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden is open daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, cars with permits or car passes may use these later gate times below:

Openings:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (entrance and exits)
9:00 pm – 9:15 pm (for exits only)


TOP FINISHERS IN THE AMATEUR DIVISIONS WILL WIN PRIZES.

TOP FINISHERS IN THE PRO DIVISIONS WILL WIN CASH.

THE ACE POT WILL BE $5 PER DAY. IF NOBODY HITS AN ACE DURING THE OFFICIAL ROUNDS, THERE WILL BE TWO CTP THROW-OFFS FOR THE CASH.

THERE WILL BE ONE CTP EACH DAY. CTPs will be paid in PRIZES.

The Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following the event, once all scorecards have been verified.

Refund policy

Honolulu Disc Golf Associaiton is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.

Schedule

Friday, April 26, 2024
9:00am9:00 am Course Set Up - If you want to play the course more, come help out with setup! Gates open @ 9, head to the Nui Pavilion! As soon as the course is set, we can begin open practice play.
Saturday, April 27, 2024
9:00amGate Opens.
9:30am
- 9:55am
Player Check - In @ Nui Pavilion
9:55am
- 10:15am
Players Report to starting Hole.
10:15amRound 1 (27 holes)
Shotgun Start: cards will be published digitally with hole assignments
Sunday, April 28, 2024
9:00amGate Opens.
10:15amRound 2 (18 holes) Shotgun Start.
Cards and starting holes will be posted online, and players are responsible for reporting to their starting holes by the start of play.
2:00pm
- 4:00pm
Post Event Party.
Throw Off (if needed), Raffles, Ring of Fire, Group Photo, Awards and Prizes

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

$10 additional fee for players without current PDGA memberships.
For help choosing a division, see the PDGA guidelines
-SpoSponsor
$85.00MPOMixed Pro Open
$85.00FPOWomen's Pro Open
$85.00MP40Mixed Pro 40+
$85.00MP60Mixed Pro 60+
$75.00MA1Mixed Amateur 1
$75.00FA1Women's Amateur 1
$75.00MA40Mixed Amateur 40+
$75.00MA50Mixed Amateur 50+
$75.00MA2Mixed Amateur 2
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