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2019 discgolf.co.nz Taupo Classic Pro / Am in association with Disc Shop Events

pics | resultsMarch 16 & 17 Spa Park Taupo [PDGA 'C' Tier]

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The new and improved Spa Park course in the thermal town of Taupo is one of those courses that just has to be played, big wide open spaces along with tight delicate positioning play, this event will test all your DG skills.
Every year I feel we get closer to having a permanent course in this park but sadly it still hasn't happened, so do your best to be there for the 2019 Taupo Classic to play 18 baskets in this 'made for Disc Golf' park. 
Supported by discshop.co.nz, Discmania & Gull NZ

Event details.

Friday March 15
03:00pm Course set up and ready for practice. 
05:30pm Casual do it yourself Doubles for those that want to get a handle on the course. 

Saturday March 16
09:00am Last minute registrations at the park. [If there are places left.]
09:30am Players Meeting [compulsory]
10:00am 2019 Taupo Classic Round 1 [18 holes TD Draw]
12:30pm Lunch .. [BYO] (There is a great bakery only 2 minutes from the park.)
01:30pm 2019 Taupo Classic Round 2 [18 holes Seeded over all divisions]
04:00pm Soak away your pain in the natural thermal spa on Tee 9. 

Sunday March 17
09:30am Players Meeting [compulsory] 
10:00am 2019 Taupo Classic Round 3 [18 holes Seeded over all divisions] 
01:00pm 2019 'Taupo Super 6' [6 best scores play 6 Safari holes]
02:00pm Trophy presentation and prize giving.

Tournament Entry .. $35.00 Pro  $25 Amateur .. Note: BYO Lunches and drinks.
Can be paid into the Gentil Sport account 02 0272 0491958 000 or cash on the day.
To claim your spot in this event copy and paste the below into an email to bob@discgolf.co.nz 


Date of Birth

PDGA number (if applicable)

Pro Open $$$
Male Pro 40+ $$$
Am. Male Advanced
Am. 40+
Am. 50+
Am. 60+
Pro Open Woman $$$
Am.Woman advanced
Am. Masters Woman 40+


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There are numerous accommodation options available handy to the course in Taupo.
From Back Packers in town or the Holiday park just up the road to the $5000+ a night Huka Lodge on the river. (mind you they will helicopter you to the course.)
Book a Bach is always a good option with a group.
The Spa Hotel is right next to the course but sadly it's not a place we recommend. 

Looking forward to another great weekend of Disc Golf in Taupo .. Safe Travels. 


The Pictures

Check out awesome pics from other Taupo tournaments: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Here are some pics from the 2017 event...

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Eye of the Pine Needle - Wellington Golfer Jake Moka sends his put at the chains in 17.

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Self Caddying - Moe goes for the dry putt approach.

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Easy Does It - Martin makes the tricky downhill putt on 18.

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Risky Run - Not quite Autumn colours yet as Lawton Williams tries for a tricky birdie on 2.

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Feeling a Prick - Ouch, yeek! German golfer Martin Doerken finds himself in the blackberry.

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Crouch, Engage, Birdie - They know how to deal with this situation in the Waitakere Ranges. Damian Peters slams his putt into the chains on Super 6 hole 3.

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Volcanically Plateauing - From up the road in Rotorua, Logan Papuni played his usual consistent golf.

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I See Red - The very colour coordinated Martin Galley from Wanaka a regular here in Taupo.

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Stepping Up and Through - Wanaka Frisbee Gal Robyn Agnew is another regular sight at the Taupo Classic.

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Impressive Driving - Some great drives saw basket 15 under threat of an Ace as acheived by Lose Leftie Martin DV Haas once.

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Comfortably Numb - By late morning it was t-shirt and shorts weather. Jake Moka can attest to that.

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Balanced Act - Moe checks out Siep's style on #7.

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Timing It - West Auckland golfer Simon Feasey was playing catch-up all weekend.

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Grin or Grimace? - The battle of the 'grins'.

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The Line Up - The 2017 Taupo Classic Super 6 / 8. Damian Peters, Simon Feasey, Blair Joines, Davis Keene, Jacko Sullivan, Siep Van Vliet, Logan Papuni & the GM.

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Galleria - Even the odd shower didn't put too many off following the Super 6 round.

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"Toller Schuss mein Freund" - Hole 9 - alongside the batural thermal pools that have relieved many a golfer - and Moe admires the throwing technique of his fellow German Moe.

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The Roots - The Taupo course features many opportunities to watch other groups play - here Moe takes in Siep's drive on hole 8 as he waits to complete his birdie on 6.

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Risk/Reward - Lawton Williams takes on the precarious basket of Hole 5 despite having just shared multiple stories about round-crushing rollers to the bottom of the hill. Here he did fly past the chains but fortunately sat up for a return up-putt.

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Letting Loose - Hole 8 entices players to really let loose - if they care to risk the fade/shank. Here Jack throws with vigor.

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Most Improved - Levin's Paula Wilson has been on the Tour for a few years now and appears to be showing that some of the skills per partner Jacko possesses has rubbed off on her. A well controlled 67 in the first round was nothing compared to her excellent 57 in the second.

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Reflective - Recovering from an injury which procluded him from defending his National title, Moe tucks one onto the green on the first.

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Leaping Lawtie - As the ripples of rain drops scatter across a watery bunker on the long fifth, Lawton Williams adds some bounce to his approach.

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Och Aye - Scottish Disc Golfer Ben Thomson steps into his drive on Hole 7.

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Rolly Polly - Many golfers elected to send their disc rolling up towards the heavily protected 7th basket like Moe here with his patent pending Long Trouser Overarm.

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Tree Fellas - Recent logging required some changes to the traditional course at Spa Park. This delightful tee placement will develop to be even more tricky in the future as Moe keeps his disc high enough to avoid the post-logging weeds.

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Like Son, Like Father - The light showers on the Saturday morning weren't enough to putt Levin Brotherhood's Shane Sullivan off.

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Write On - Upper Hutt golfer Jake Moka gets the scores down.

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Back in Control - Damian Peters, back on tour and playing some impressive Disc Golf.

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Record Breaking - The Champ, Jacko Sullivan on his way to eclipsing the course record by 3 shots as it drops from 48 to 45.

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Thermal Thrower - Rotorua golfer Logan Papuni was loving the power throwing on the extended Super 6.

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Effective Leftive - Auckland golfer David Keene slams a downhill putt into the chains.

Results for 2019 discgolf.co.nz Taupo Classic Pro / Am in association with Disc Shop Events

March 16 & 17 Spa Park Taupo [PDGA 'C' Tier]

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