The Idlewild Social Media Storm

When the round gets delayed for lightning the phones come out

The opening round at the Idlewild Open Friday was delayed multiple times due to a severe thunderstorm with sustained lightning, strong winds, and rain. Ultimately, round one was suspended around 6:40 p.m. just as the final Open card completed hole one. All those delays meant players and media at the event had plenty of time to take in the oncoming severe weather.

Here’s what they saw.

Terry Miller:

Welcome to day one of the 2018 Idlewild Open presented by @innovadiscs. Let's just say this stop on the @discgolfprotour is umm, delayed until further notice. All Pro Women were able to complete their round. Barely. More to come once we know more. #DiscGolfMedia #DiscLife #GrowTheSport

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Paul McBeth:


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Peter McBride:

Mid round tornado warning. Uh oh.

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A.J. Risley featured prominently in Jomez Productions’ documentation of the storm:

Weather Delay at the Idlewild Open ⛈ @rizbeejr is here to bring you the latest on the situation. The storm rolled in very quickly and got so dark that our cameras could hardly keep up! We're waiting it out to see what the @discgolfprotour decides to do #discgolf #jomezpro #thunderstorm

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Dixon Jowers showed us some victims of the storm:

This was before the white tent on the left was completely demolished.Photo Cred: Ken Rollins

Posted by Dixon Jowers on Friday, July 20, 2018



Big storm rolls in

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Dana Vicich jumped in with some tweets:

Tina Stanaitis and Eric Oakley:

Idlewild giant storm

Posted by Tina Stanaitis on Friday, July 20, 2018


Tyler Schrock:

Midway through the round: 2 great holes, 2 tough holes and a great card. Significant rain/storm delay for now. #discgolf #teammvp #throwgyro

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Jared Stoll:

Round 1 of Idlewild has been delayed, with no official restart posted… I was lucky enough to be standing on Hole 1s tee pad when they called it… #under54discgolf #poweredbyprodigy #discgolf #dgpt

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Alex Russell:

Things got a little crazy today out here at Idlewild…day 1 of 3 let's see how tomorrow goes.

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Sara Lamberson:

Glad @dream_0112 and I skidaddled from the course before the apocalypse happened!

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Ricky Wysocki was not in attendance, however. He was in Sweden instead. And despite the forest fires in the country in recent days, he was enjoying the calmer weather and made sure to let everyone know about it:

Ricky Wysocki Sweden -> Idlewild

  1. Bennett Wineka
    Bennett Wineka

    Benn started playing disc golf in the '90s but has somehow never gotten any better. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and cares too much about Atlanta United and UNC basketball. Email him at [email protected]

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