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Yet another record set in Danish disc golf history

– and surely a crown jewel in the history of Kokkedal Open, since its beginning in 2006
For second time in a row, Kokkedal Open sponsored by Prodigy was part of the PDGA EuroTour. This year a bit changed in the format, with more focus on the age based divisions and amateurs. As a “sidekick” it was possible to invite MPO and FPO divisions as well. A story in of its own, well covered by Alex Williamson, Ultiworld Disc Golf

Offering 10 divisions is bit of a mouth full, even with 162 spots available and boiling it all together in a short meaningful article is even difficult, so here are some of the highlights division by division 🙂

MJ18 – Junior division

Being the only player in this division, Elliot Lind Palmstadius was secured 1. place in advance. But all
weekend he had to battle with the MPO players from the demanding white tee on both courses. Shooting an average of 844 rated rounds, he performed exactly matching his rating (844).
At the end, all his effort paid out in a nice trophy and lots of experience from the tournament.

MP60

Three wise men who seemed to have a blast of a tournament all weekend, always smiling big after each round. Andreas Wegener took a comfortable lead from round one. But local Kim Thomassen and Paul
Kustala from Estonia had their battle going on to the end. When it came down to the final hole at the
tournament – the infamous XXL, 183m. par 4 – the two players were tied! But a double bogey from Paul
secured Kim 2. place with only one throw.

FA1 – Advanced women

No doubt that a very strong playing Ria Galleza Hornby, showed that she means business, raising her level in every tournament, perhaps soon to be a rival for the FPO players. Having the best score in every single round, it gave no doubt about where the 1. place trophy would be placed.
But looking at the total scores, Camilla Sandvig was a sunshine story of her own. Even though she never was close to the podium, she managed to shoot an average of +43 compared to her current rating – big thumps up for an achievement like that!

MA1 – Advanced

The only person, who could match Rene Treier in first round was Stephan Werner, but he had to ace hole one to do this 🙂
The following rounds Rene was accompanied by lots of different players on the lead card – but he managed to reject them all!
Two of the most tenacious opponents was Nicolai Michaelsen playing his first ever 2 day tournament and still managed to play solid round after round (taking third in the end) and veteran Janus Hajslund , storming in from behind with a 1001 rated 3. round, making a serious move on the title. In the finals, Janus managed to put one hand on the trophy, but a fatal double bogey on the last hole and an amazing birdie by Rene pushed Janus back on 2. place.

MP50

Still young at heart and playing strong – the third round in the MP50 division was groundbreaking for the
placement of medals and fatal for some of the strongest contesters to the final group. Going in to the finals with a comfortable lead, Rene Westenberg had a look at the overall victory. And eventhough the  local Tom Mathiesen did his best to put the pressure on, Rene had the top score at the finals and took first place 5 strokes in front on Tom. Yet again the XXL hole was a game changer and pushed Raimondas Mikalkenas down from the podium with one stroke, taking a double bogey on the last hole.

MP40

What wonders experience and skill level can do!
Everybody did their best and probably most of these skilled players could still have secured a good
placement in the MPO division. But the story of the weekend was indeed Thomas Rasmussen. Showing
strong form this year and Kokkedal Open was no exception.
Even with a bit of a weak second round, opening up for any contesters, he certainly “closed the door” in the third round with an amazing minus 10 round at the demanding wooded course at Eghjorten.

Saturday equals “ACE DAY”

As mentioned, Stephan Werner made an ace in his first round Saturday. But before that, the chains had
already caught the disc from Thomas Jahn, making an ace on hole nine. Later on in second round, Andreas Havnegjerde navigated his disc from tee to metal, making the third ace of the day on 17.

Kokkedal Open overall

And what was that about a record, as mentioned in the headline?
162 players was the biggest players field in Danish history! Unfortunately, late cancellations decimated the final number to 155 (which is still a record :)).
And what a pleasure being host for all of these players. Taking in the Kokkedal Open spirit, having focus on playing their best disc golf and enjoying themselves between and after rounds.
All made smooth by our exceptionally hard working and welcoming helpers. Trying to make this event as good an experience as possible.
Again we we’re blessed with great weather only interrupted by a heavy shower at lunch break Saturday.
Being at the office most weekend, it’s not possible to get the full picture. But talking to volunteers and
players between rounds, we’re pleased with the result of our effort. Hopefully this picture match the one
our guests have.
Once again a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers from Karlebo Frisbee-Golf Klub and Eghjorten Disc Golf
Klub and our sponsors. Making this event possible and once again special.

/Lars Lau Jensen
TD – Kokkedal Open

Danske disc golfere elsker vinter-golf!

 

Selvom vinteren så småt er begyndt at snige sig nærmere, tyder det ikke på at den danske
disc golf-sæson går i vinterhi. På begge sider af Storebælt ses en stigning i populariteten for
de respektive turneringer.

I Jylland afvikles Jysk Vintertour for 11. gang. En tour der startede med en håndfuld gæve
sønderjyder, som tog på tur i det jyske vinterlandskab, har udviklet sig til i år at sætte ny
deltagerrekord. 56 spillere var søndag den 12. november mødt kampklare op til tourens første
afdeling i Ørsted. Det bliver spændende at se om det høje deltagerantal kan holde sæsonen
over.
Læs mere om Jysk Vintertour her: http://www.dgk6100.dk/?page_id=84

Ligeledes på Sjælland er der fuld gang i vinter touren. Her så den PDGA-sanktionerede
‘Jagten på Vinter Golf’-tour sidste år dagens lys. Og siden er det kun gået én vej – fremad.
Der meldes stort set fuldt hus på alle afdelinger (maks. spillerfelt på 72 deltagere) og tredje
afdeling, som afholdes på RUC den 3. december, kan allerede nu melde udsolgt idet de 72
åbne pladser blev revet væk på kun 3 timer og 45 minutter!
Læs mere om Jagten på Vinter Golf her: http://jpvg.denada.dk

(artikel og billede af Claes Würtz – claeswuertz.dk – Når kurven kalder)

DM I doubles – resultater og opsummering

Martin Spliid lægger for til 4. runde af DM i Doubles på Eghjorten (Billede: Mads Schmidt)

Kasper og jeg selv (René) prøvede for første gang i denne weekend kræfter med at afholde et DM i Doubles. Der er mange ting vi kan gøre bedre, skulle det ske en anden gang,  men alt i alt har vi været tilfredse.  Vejret og det høje humør hos spillerne, alt til trods, har en god del af æren her.

Vi ville fra starten afholde det over 2 dage, istedet for en sølle 1-dages turnering, så dem der måtte komme fra Jylland havde noget mere at køre for. Desuden ville vi gerne lave lidt mere ‘mesterskab’ ud af det, ved at prøve nogle flere formater end det gænge ‘best shot’.

Vi føler, at tilbagemeldingen generelt har været ganske god, også selvom tough-shot runden lørdag eftermiddag var rigtigt hård for mange – specielt hul 2 som ø-hul tog sin tørn på mange teams. Her har vi lært, at ting nok skulle have været gjort anderledes under tough shot.. Heldigvis var der rigeligt med kolde øl fra fad til at dulme det lidt efterfølgende.

Vi vil igen have lov til at takke spillere, de frivillige, der stod ude på banen og spottede det meste af dagen lørdag og søndag, hjalp til i huset når de ikke var ude og spotte – Camilla, Christoffer, Julie og Julies far. Vi kunne ikke have gjort det uden jer.’

Tak til sponsorerne – Discconnection kom med 6 stks CTP-præmier, Prodigy kom med 2 tasker til Acepræmier, Nordsjællands Fadølsforsyning for udlån af fadølsanlæg, Byens Madhus for sandwich, Føtex i Kokkedal for god pris på morgenbrød. Og tak til Skov og Naturstyrelsen for at vi måtte bruge banen og huset til arrangementet.

Resultater? Jada.. I amatør-rækken trak “Disc skal fejres” (Sebastian og Karl) fra allerede i første runde, hvor de gik best shot i 55 – 11 under par. I Tough shot holdt de deres føring, men tabte lidt på alternating shot søndag morgen. De kom dog igen med endnu en kanon runde i 55 under søndagens sidste best-shot runde, og kunne ende med at tage sejren med 3 kast ned til nummer 2. Værd at bemærke er Team Revanche, der bestod af to lokale spillere (Tim og Vincent), som gik deres sidste runde søndag i et bragende 53 og endte på en delt 2. plads sammen med Team Frisk Fyr. Flot gået også.

I mixed var der ikke meget tvivl allerede efter 1. runde, hvor Team Ginger (Ashton og Steffen, begge KFGK-medlemmer) gik lørdagens første runde i 55 (11 under par), og selvom de også havde problemer med hul 2 tough shot runden, så var det stadig dem der gik lørdagens 2. runde best i 78 kast. Deres personlige rekord blev sat under søndagens 2. runde, hvor de rev banen runden i 12 under par (54 kast). Flot gået!

I Open, hvor vi som TD-team, havde flere favoritter, var der eet team især der holdt skansen højt hele weekenden. Det var ikke klart efter lørdagens første runde, hvem der ville ende med sejren, da hele 3 teams havde revet banen sønder og sammen i imponerende 51 kast (15 under par). I lørdagens 2. runde var det dog Team Spliid der var bedst til ‘damage control’, og deres føring på 4 kast til nærmeste forfølger var dermed sat, og blev aldrig mindre. Under søndagens Alternating Shot runde gik de i flotte 58 kast, og sluttede 2. runde søndag af i 52 kast – sammenlagt i 231 kast (33 under par) kunne Team Spliid inkassere førstepræmien og trofæer. På 2. pladsen kæmpede GIN OG LUSSING (Jeppe og Philip) bravt, og endte kun 7 kast efter Team Spliid.

Der blev inkasseret 500kr i acepulje, og da der ikke var nogen aces, så har vi besluttet, at pengene går til ‘Disc golf knækker cancer’-indsamlingen, der løber af stablen d. 8. oktober. I kan læse og høre meget mere om den andre steder – bl.a. på FaceBook.

Herunder følger de samlede resultater.

  Team Spiller 1 Spiller 2 Division Runde 1 Runde 2 Runde 3 Runde 4 Total
1 Team Spliid Martin Spliid Kristian Spliid Open 51 70 58 52 231
2 GIN OG LUSSING Philip Hee Jeppe Ask Sørensen Open 51 74 61 52 238
3 Team Disc’en’sport Christian Madsen Thomas Rasmussen Open 54 75 62 53 244
Destroyers Anders Nørskov Bob Nørgaard Open 57 75 67 53 252
Team Storebælt Troels R Rasmussen Jens G Bak Open 54 82 62 54 252
Kvægfisk Peter Kofoed Janus Hajslund Open 53 82 67 53 255
TheWillOfNixx Nikolaj Rud William Kongsbak Open 56 71 74 57 258
Team ØV Søren Sejr Larsen Jens Rud Open 60 78 68 55 261
Green Troopers Bjørn Aastradsen Jonas Christensen Open 51 79 74 60 264
LV-426 Martin Louis Milne Claes Phillip Open 57 77 71 63 268
Team Jegsætterdetlort Søren Søberg Mads Forsberg Open 58 79 888 DNF
1 Team Ginger Steffen Rise Andersen Ashton Sarger Mixed 55 78 67 54 254
2 Team NoName Jesper Bendix Pedersen Lasse Engelhardt Mixed 63 79 67 59 268
2 Team Festersen Peter Festersen Jakob Festersen Mixed 58 82 73 55 268
4 The eagle manifest Kasper Borgen Iben Blaajerg Mixed 58 94 65 59 276
  Grumpy Old Men Søren Olsen Thomas Kryger Kristensen Mixed 61 82 73 63 279
  The Hornby’s Kasper Hornby Ria Galleza Hornby Mixed 61 94 68 65 288
  Team Uden Opskrift Tom Mathiesen Alette Vissing Mixed 57 94 80 63 294
  Team Bøf Anders Elving Karsten Gerber Von Linstow Mixed 65 80 888 DNF
1 Disc skal fejres! (The tap in-bogeys) Sebastian Brock-Sørensen Karl Rasmus Sveding Am 55 75 67 55 252
2 Team frisk fyr Albert Weirsøe Hytten Snitt Weirsøe Am 57 82 61 55 255
2 Team Revanche Vincent Garver Stewart Pedersen Tim Emil Dyrhaug Jørgensen Am 59 83 60 53 255
4 Team pauli Rasmus pauli Sebastian pauli Am 60 77 61 60 258
  Team UnderDog Kasper Andersen Søren Ivø Rasmussen Am 58 75 71 63 267
  Keep the Chains Søren Grinderslev Jeppesen Morten Deurell Am 57 90 69 55 271
  Today i’m a Princess feat. Elsa Kåre Lassen Kalle Hansen Am 60 91 74 56 281
  Birdier tæller ikke i par-golf Jakob Rasmussen Morten Storm Hansen Am 65 87 80 62 294
  Smoking disc Kristoffer H. Thorsen Per Christensen Am 62 93 74 65 294

DM i Doubles – 10 pladser tilbage

Hvis du og din favorit-doubles-makker[m/k] ikke har set det endnu, så er der nu kun 10 pladser tilbage til årets DM i doubles.

Turneringen afvikles for første gang (nogen sinde i DK?) over 2 dage på den hyggelige, og slet ikke svære bane i Hillerød.

Du kan læse meget mere og tilmelde dig her: http://wp.ddgu.dk/?page_id=270 – tilmeldingsfristen er søndag d. 20. august kl 22

KGFK glæder sig til at se jer 🙂