The Hippo Blues

PDGA logoSunday, October 27, 2019 at Hippo Ridge DGC in Athens, Ohio
C-tier · PDGA sanctioned singles tournament

Added cash $600


Tournament DirectorKen Sampson
Associate Tournament DirectorJosh Allen

About this tournament

This is the second ever tournament at Hippo Ridge Disc Golf Course. There will be two rounds of 18 holes from the blue tees.


The course is located at 9888 East Copeland Road, Stewart, OH, 45778. Google maps will deposit you on the side of New England Road; so you have to find where East Copeland Road meets New England Road. Do not use the location or directions from any other source.

The low entry fee in the advanced division goes along with the lack of payout beyond trophies The trophies will be fabulous. Pro payout will be 100% of net receipts.

Parking will be at a high premium; particularly if the weather is very wet. Carpoolers will be rewarded with upgraded parking opportunities for each additional golfer in the car up to three.

BYO lunch is recommended. However, you can get to a convenience store in 10 minutes or fast food in 15 minutes. Water will be provided.

There will be a sit-down restroom in the house and a porta-potty on number 7.

The tournament is limited to 64 players. This will leave 16 four-person groups on the course each round and 2 holes empty at all times in order to accommodate course conflicts.

The Hippo Ridge Blues is not recommended for recreational-level players. This layout is about 7500 feet long and quite narrow in places, particularly near the tees. Using myself as a guidepost, I'd want my rating to be above 875 (instead of 800) before attempting this in a tournament setting. And for you advanced players, this is what you're looking for - tough but fair.

For those of you who are NOT familiar with the course, rest assured that temporary signage will be provided. You may have heard that there is no permanent signage.

For those of you who ARE familiar with the course, the tournament will play from new fairways on 3, 4, 13, and 18 as well as shortened tee locations on 9 and 16. Those last two were lengthened 3 years ago when I decided there would never be a tournament at Hippo Ridge. Wrong! All changes have been made in order to minimize conflicts on the course. Safety first!

Refund policy

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


Final Results

PDGA results at
Round 1: Hippo Ridge DGC - Blue, 18 holes, par 62
Round 2: Hippo Ridge DGC - Blue, 18 holes, par 62
1Corey Ellis5853111$400
2Tyler Horne6159120$275
3Aaron Collins6560125$200
4Ben Creger6957126$125
5Randall G6959128$75
6Tanner Cuffman6564129$50
7Greg Ellis6271133$13
7Manuel Spicer6865133$13
9Jeffrey Strong7067137
10Steven Heckathorne7068138
11Travis Dick7170141
Round 1: Hippo Ridge DGC - Blue, 18 holes, par 62
Round 2: Hippo Ridge DGC - Blue, 18 holes, par 62
1Dan Jones6364127
2Tim King6569134
2Zac Fahrer6569134
4James Harward7264136
5Josh Allen6870138
6Dallas Craft7271143
7Jeffrey Brock7569144
7Josh Bernthold7470144
9Mark Magers7479153
9Mike Tortolon7875153
11Samuel R Daugherty III7580155