We are happy to announce that we are getting ready for 2018 with some select leagues, events and tournaments! All events are sponsored by the Friends of Punderson State Park.
We will be having an April’s Fools league for those of you who enjoyed March Madness, sadly Sharky isn’t able to make it work this year but with a little collaboration we hope that our April’s Fools league will fill that void and provide a fun way to start warming up for the season.
This year the Labyrinth is coming back to its original three round, two day format and will stay a B-Tier event this year on July 21st-22nd, 2018. Online registration will be opening March 1st – this will be a prepay only event. You can learn more or REGISTER HERE
We will also have some park maintenance projects going on with the course. These are being coordinated with the park so we will update as we know what happening!
We will have more to come but just wanted to post an update!
However as some noticed there are some changes this year:
PDGA B-Tier Event (Previously a C-Tier)
Field is Open to more players
Format will be different from previous years
Pre-Tournament Friday Blowfly Doubles Round (for those in town early)
Island Hootenanny (on the island) with live music by EBDB Saturday evening
Mid-Tournament Saturday Night Singles Glow Round
Island is now in play with a basket on the island & a platform tee from the island
27 hole course layout in the works (final formats to be determined)
We are still early in the year with lots of time before the event. We are hoping the change from a C to a B Tier will help us bring in some more players and open up the event so nobody who wants to play will miss out this year. Each year the bar is raised a little and we have raised it again in hopes of taking the event in another step in the right direction.
Lots of course improvements were made in 2016 and we are hoping the State Park manages to find the time to make a few improvements as well:
Island bridge was installed (thanks to donors & volunteers)
More benches were built and installed (thanks to donors & volunteers)
Island platform / tee pad constructed & installed (thanks to donors & volunteers)
Plans to expand the course were established with the park
The state is to install restrooms at the course, hopefully before the tourney
The state is aware of the need for a larger parking lot
Events like this are made possible by donations and volunteers working with the Ohio State Park system through the Friends of Punderson State Park non-profit organization. Below is a video of a drive off of the platform tee on the island: