Hole 9 isn't the only alteration from 2020
October 5, 2021 by Bennett Wineka in Courses, News, Preview with 0 comments
Coverage of the 2021 USDGC and TPWDGC is presented by Skybreed Discs.
The Winthrop Arena course that hosts the United States Disc Golf Championship each year, and more recently also the Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship, is known for its introduction of new challenges and obstacles for players to navigate.
Here are the course changes for the 2021 USDGC and TPWDGC.
The opener was lengthened to 283 feet from 249 feet and added a second mando to make off the tee.
The green has been changed from an island to a peninsula, and the par was dropped from a par 4 to a par 3 while shortening the hole by more than 200 feet. This was not the talk of the practice rounds though. For the USDGC competitors, five pillars were added about 20 feet in front of the tee; TPWDGC tees from a separate area. While it doesn’t look the best aesthetically, players so far have said the pillars do not affect the play of the hole by much.
No changes for USDGC, but because the FPO players poster-ized this hole in 2020 with a shorter tee, TPWDGC moved back to the USDGC tee for this season. TPWDGC does have a drop zone further up the fairway than does USDGC.
The TPWDGC will be playing a basket placement about 130 feet closer than it did in 2020 and what the USDGC will continue to play.
The TPWDGC will only be playing the B basket placement at 722 feet.
For 2021, the USDGC layout will be par 66, 9,886 feet for the A configuration rounds 1 and 4, and par 66, 9,788 feet for the B configuration rounds 2 and 3.
For 2021, the TPWDGC layout will be par 68, 8,741 feet for the A configuration rounds 1 and 4, and par 68, 8,746 feet for the B configuration rounds 2 and 3.
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