USDGC Doubles Returns for 3rd Year.
Get ready, USDGC Doubles returns to Rock Hill Sept. 28-30, 2018. Now in it’s third year, USDGC Doubles has become a must-attend event for any Amateur Duo looking to test their mettle against top notch teams who’ve earned their way to Rock Hill from one of many qualifiers across the land.
The stars of the show, of course, are the 2 Championship caliber courses utilized, including the USDGC’s Winthrop Gold Course. USDGC Doubles is the only doubles event featured on the legendary course. The other course, Canaan Riverbend Gold, is set in a wooded island on the Catawba River and is an adventure onto itself.
Sept. 28: Winthrop Gold (First Round)
Sept. 29-30: Canaan Riverbend Gold Course (2nd and Final Rounds)
First Things, First: Get Qualified
There are many USDGC Doubles Qualifiers already in the works. Players, keep an eye out for qualifiers in your area at Disc Golf United. Exempt from qualifying, are the top three teams from last year’s event.
The Main Event, will once again be all amateur. Amateur status will be determined by PDGA Major event standards. Qualifying teams are expected to remain as a team for the USDGC Doubles main event.
Inquire About Hosting a Qualifier
There are still openings to host a USDGC Doubles Qualifier in your area. But, the number of openings are limited. So contact us to get things started at USDoubles@InnovaDiscGolf.com. Here’s a list of the current qualifiers.
Once accepted, the process is pretty easy. Just run a doubles event with one to two rounds of Best Shot format and promote it as a USDGC Doubles qualifier. All players will receive a premium custom USDGC Doubles Disc. The top team/or teams from each qualifier earn invites to the 2018 USDGC Doubles main event and Olympic style medals. Qualifying events may still have pro divisions, however, only the top amateur team/teams will receive invites to the USDGC Doubles main event.
The number of USDGC Doubles Invites are based on the qualifier’s size:
- 0-14 teams = 1 team qualifies
- 15-24 teams = 2 teams qualify
- 25+ teams = 3 teams qualify