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National Disc Golf event at Blue Mountain

Published August 25. 2010 05:00PM

Blue Mountain is pleased to announce that the Skylands Classic, a Professional Disc Golf Association National Tour Event is moving to our resort August 27-29!

The Skylands Classic organizing committee, in cooperation with the Professional Disc Golf Association and Blue Mountain Ski Area, is pleased to announce the relocation of the Skylands Classic National Tour disc golf event to the Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, Pennsylvania from the Brakewell Steel course in Warwick, New York. The event will still be held August 27-29, 2010.

"We are thrilled to be moving our PDGA National Tour event to the Blue Mountain facilities," explained Skylands Classic tournament director Dan Doyle. "After thoroughly considering the move, it became abundantly clear that the move to Blue Mountain would enhance the National Tour experience for our players, our sponsors, as well as our staff and fans. This is a resort setting with two championship courses, and they simply have more resources and support than even our well-run Warwick events could offer," Doyle concluded.

Some of the benefits afforded to the newly renamed Skylands Classic at Blue Mountain, in addition to the spectacular settings for the competition at the top and bottom of the mountain, will be the abundant amenities, such as restaurants, entertainment, nearby lodging, and a minimum of $10,000 added cash to the already impressive National Tour purse.

"We discovered disc golf at Sugarbush," said Barb Green, President at the Blue Mountain Resort. "And now to be hosting a National Tour event in just our second season speaks volumes about the skills and leadership of Dan [Doyle] and Steve [Brinster, co-course designer with Doyle]. Our entire staff has been energized by this sport, and we are all preparing to welcome the disc golfers and put on a great show for the best players in the world," Green smiled.

The 3-day event will feature play on both the Skyline Park (Peak) and Valley (Base) courses. Tournament play on both Friday August 27 and Saturday August 28 will be on a 24-hole hybrid layout using 12 holes from each of the two courses. Tee Times will begin at approximately 9 a.m. Depending on the number of entrants, play on Sunday August 29 will either be 18 holes or 24 holes. All entrants will play all 3 days.

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