June 25, 2016 by Steve Hill in Coverage with 0 comments
As one of the foremost photographers in the disc golf sphere, Stu Mullenberg of The Flight Record has built a reputation for capturing the spirit of the sport from behind a lens.
His journey has taken him to Massachusetts for this weekend’s Vibram Open, where he says he has found an energy unlike any he has experienced during his time covering disc golf. From the history of the course and its surrounding property to the vision of Steve Dodge and his Disc Golf Pro Tour staff, Mullenberg captured the essence of the event’s first two days in this gallery.
“This is the place where it feels like family,” Mullenberg said. “This is the place where it feels like everybody’s comfortable, there are no bad days. Everybody just reveres this place because of the air of fun and permissiveness and excitement. Mixed with that is the notion that you can have all that fun, but if the course isn’t good, or there are glitches in the tournament running, that kills the whole thing. Steve Dodge does all of that, and is so good at that. I’m really impressed by Steve, and I knew that I would enjoy it here.
“The family purchased this property in 1799. Their family has held this property for that long, and when you walk around, you get that. It’s more beautiful than any public land you can go out and get. It has this incredible history, with these old stone walls going through it, and Grandma is 102 and lives across the street. You start to relate to real time and how special this place is. It’s unique, and I’m really trying to soak it all in.”
A big thanks to Mullenberg for sharing these photos, and keep an eye out for more throughout the weekend.