I had the pleasure of working for the PDGA for the 2015 Ledgestone Insurance Open, presented by Discraft, that took place in Peoria, Illinois, and the vicinity. There were a total of 694 competitors competing in the event that had the largest payout in disc golf history totaling $125,000. But the most important check of all was $20,000 that was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can find out more about the event by visiting the PDGA website. Click the SmashboxxTV link to view the live broadcast, and Jomez Productions has a rendered video production you can view by clicking here. DG Mike will also post a podcast that you can view on his YouTube site as well.
Competitors from around the world came to the event to have their chance of receiving the Ledgestone Insurance Open title. On Friday I headed out to Sunset Hills to watch the Female Pro Open (“FPO”) division play. Sunset Hills was a temporary disc golf course on a ball golf course. It was very picturesque with a challenging design consisting of out-of-bounds bunkers, water hazards and elevation changes.
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