The first-ever disc play tourney successful the Philippines is acceptable to tee disconnected connected March 4-5 successful Amadeo, Cavite.
The Disc Golf Association of the Philippines (DGAP), successful practice with the Philippine Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and successful concern with Figtree Companies’ (FTC) Kavanah Communities, brings Lipad Pilipinas Open 2023, a contention for nonrecreational and amateur disc play players from the Philippines and astir the world, vying for a nonrecreational title title.
Disc Golf, besides known arsenic Frisbee Golf, is precise akin to golf, but alternatively of utilizing play clubs and balls aiming for a hole, disc play players usage discs and purpose for a disc play basket. The nonsubjective of each disc play fame is to implicit each spread successful the fewest fig of throws, starting from a tee country and finishing with the disc coming to remainder successful the basket.
In the Philippines, the popularity of disc play started successful 2021, erstwhile Jon Mough, an American residing successful Tagaytay City, introduced the crippled to Figtree Companies, a increasing assemblage developer, arsenic a means to prosecute the radical successful the communities wherever they operate. Mough and FTC worked with the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) to make the ROAD TO DAMASCUS Disc Golf Course, the archetypal and lone 18-hole disc play people successful the Philippines located successful Minatok West, Amadeo, Cavite.
“Disc play has a batch of imaginable for Filipinos. It transcends property and gender. It equals the playing field. We are grooming players arsenic young arsenic six years aged up to seniors astatine 70,” says Franco Pedregosa, president of DGAP and FTC. “This concern was initially a community-building effort for our projects during the pandemic. However, we saw the Filipinos’ involvement and quality successful playing disc golf, truthful we decided to spell to much communities to present the sport.”
FTC worked with Luisa Bartolome, sports coordinator of the PDGA, and spearheaded the instauration and maturation of the athletics successful the section communities, specifically the Kavanah Communities.
Bartolome states, “Disc Golf has been a mode to alteration communities, bring radical together, and during the pandemic, wherever a batch of radical were astatine its lowest, a means to support them motivated, progressive and connected.”
Aside from Lipad Pilipinas Open 2023, the radical has actively engaged assorted communities nationwide since 2022. These see Disc Golf Clinics successful concern with Tarlac, Aurora, Naga, Baguio, Pampanga, Amadeo, and Cavite communities and partnerships with universities specified arsenic the University of the Philippines Diliman.
The radical besides plans to proceed to clasp Disc Golf clinics and tournaments successful the pursuing locations: Ilocos Norte, Baguio, Tarlac, Davao, Naga, Amadeo, and Palawan.
“We look guardant to continuing introducing and increasing the athletics successful the state done clinics and competitions,” Pedregosa said.