Lemon Lake, Home of 2010 PDGA Worlds Professional Tournament, Indiana State Disc Golf Tournament, Homie's Tourney and COMING in 2013 the PDGA Worlds Professional Disc Golf Tournament, August 3-10, 2013
Lake County Parks, Red Roc Disc Golf Club, and South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have been awarded the bid for the 2013 Professional Disc Golf Worlds Championship. Come watch the best play.
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World's Best Disc Golfers Return to Lemon Lake County Park for the 2013 PDGA World Championships
The Professional Disc Golf Association is bringing the best disc golfers back to Crown Point, Indiana for the 2013 PDGA World Championships hosted at Lemon Lake County Park from August 5-10.
"Our World Championships have always been about the competition, but they also serve as an opportunity for our disc golf community to spend some time together off the course, as well," explains PDGA Executive Director, Brian Graham. "The facilities at Lemon Lake and throughout the Crown Point region helped us achieve our objectives when we were here in 2010 and we look forward to once again making this a great World Championships experience for our players and fans."
An estimated 310 competitors from as many as ten different nations are expected to converge on the Crown Point community. Tournament director and PDGA Hall of Famer Brian Cummings said, “We realize the success of hosting visitors to Northwest Indiana from around the world depends on the support of the community. It is important that as many people as possible are aware of the event. When I play in places unfamiliar to me, it makes a difference when the public can assist me with answers to questions like how do I get there or where is a good place to eat.” Cummings is happy to make presentations at Chambers of Commerce and service groups to explain the sport and highlight its growth in Northwest Indiana. Businesses or individuals who wish to help sponsor the event or arrange a presentation may call Brian at 219-712-6210. Keep up to date on the tournament by going to www.pdga.com. Hosting partners are the Lake County Parks, Red Roc Disc Golf Club, South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and South Shore Sports Promotions.
Lemon Lake County Park – regional draw for Disc Golfers
New . . . season passes available for disc golfers. It's a great alternative for disc golfers who play the park often. Instead of paying the daily parking and player fees, the annual pass will pay for itself in no time. The pass, similar to that of Dogwood Run, includes the season parking pass. Partial proceeds go to support the development of the disc golf courses.
|Disc Golf (Lemon Lake)|
|Daily||$4.00 per player|
|Annual Pass Lake County resident||70.00|
|Annual Pass non Lake County resident||90.00|
|Annual Pass Lake County Senior||60.00|
|Annual Pass non Lake County Senior||75.00|
Annual Disc Golf Pass includes season parking pass. Excludes tournament play.
With four 18-hole courses design for the beginner to the professional, there is certainly an opportunity for those at any level of play. For information about tournaments, leagues, and other play go to www.redrocdiscgolfclub.com or email email@example.com with questions.
Indiana State Disc Golf Tournament and other play at Lemon Lake
For more information call Brian Cummings at 219-836-8240 or 1-800-636-2001 or see the web at www.redrocdiscgolfclub.com
Lemon Lake Disc Golf Course is one of the premiere courses in the Midwest. Bringing in disc golfers from surrounding states, this tournament is challenging to play and fun to watch. Novice and Amateur players can expect advice and support from the pros while they play in this prestigious tournament. Cheer on the players as they astound you with the distance, accuracy, and strategy of their play. Professional, amateur, novice, and junior players are encouraged to participate.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: To improve our ability to accommodate more players, sign-ups for the Indiana State Championships will be pre-registration only. You will be able to sign up online at www.PDGA.com or by mailing a check/money order to "Red Roc Disc Golf Club" c/o Brian Cummings 8036 Jefferson St., Munster, IN 46321.
The format for all future PDGA tournaments at Lemon Lake will be pre-registration only.
Annual Homie's Fall Classic -- Matt Lovasko Memorial Tournament
Remember Matt, Meet his friends, Hear his stories, Feel his spirit, Celebrate his life.
Lemon Lake County Park Disc Golf Course
October 5 & 6, 2013
Disc Golf at Lemon Lake County Park: The perfect place – beginner or professional
If you know what a hyzer and an anhyzer are you'll likely be excited about the courses at Lemon Lake County Park. There are four/five 18 hole disc golf courses. Some are short and some have longer and more challenging fairways. Over the past ten years plus the courses have been completed by volunteers from the Red Roc disc golf club, coordinated by local professional disc golfer Brian Cummings, in partnership with the Lemon Lake park staff.
What's disc golf? It's similar to ball golf but instead of hitting golf balls, players throw Frisbee-like discs at a basket. It's a lot more challenging than you might think. That's where the hyzer and anhyzer come into play. A hyzer is when a player uses a backhand throw. The disc's flight arc causes it to fall in the direction opposite of the throwing arm. An anhyzer is when a disc's flight arc falls in the same direction of the throwing arm. Okay, enough of the technical stuff. While the game, played at the pro level, can be complicated, it is also an activity that is easy to learn and lots of fun. Cummings emphasizes that many of the holes at Lemon Lake have been designed for beginner play. Beginners generally don't take on the really challenging holes until they learn several different types of shots.
If you're thinking that disc golf is a new sport, think again. The Professional Disc Golf Association, the game's non-profit governing body, was founded in 1976 in California. Today the PDGA is run by the players and is overseen by a volunteer board of directors who are elected by the 11,531 members who play in more than twenty countries on five continents.
It's a sport that's challenging to the individual, just like ball golf, but it's much less expensive and very open to new players. Lemon Lake has wonderful courses because of its rolling hills, elevation changes, some tight wooded fairways and some open ones. "We, who've been involved for many years, know that the growth of the sport depends on young people getting involved. The rules are simple, the Lemon Lake courses are the best, and people really enjoy the scenery of the park. Everyone should give disc golf a try," says Cummings in his traditionally enthusiastic way.
Red Roc and the park host major events each year in addition to regular play and leagues. The Frozen Tundra is played in February regardless of weather conditions. Some years participants play all day in snow and freezing drizzle. "That's the fun of the tournament. You never know what conditions you're going to be playing in," says Cummings, who nearly succumbed to frostbitten toes one especially treacherous year. He now has a warm pair of boots. "This tourney really brings out the disc golf nuts, especially if the weather is really bad," adds Cummings. He calls it an amusing event that attracts the hardcore players, but is still fun for beginners. The tournament generally attracts about 60 players.
Cummings has also noted an increase in winter disc golf play. "All you have to do is dress warmer. It's still competitive and gives you a chance to enjoy the winter weather. When it was around 40 degrees over the Christmas break, there were lots of players at Lemon Lake," Cummings noted.
The Indiana State Disc Golf Tournament, held at the park, hosts more than 200 players vying for honors in the recreational, intermediate, advanced, and professional divisions.
The other annual event is the Matt Lovasko Memorial "Homies" Tournament generally on the second Sunday in October sponsored by Matt's family in memory of Matt's enthusiasm for the game. Last year 240 golfers competed. For the kick-off, instead of the usual moment of silence in memory of Matt, the crowd conducts an energetic moment of noise.
The courses are gaining good reputations because the holes are diverse, mixing open space fairways with tight ones. The Red Course has a total of 5,762 feet with a par of 61. The Blue Course has a total of 5,341 or 5,936 feet depending on the tee box with a par of 57. The Silver Course has a total of 6,417 feet with a par of 60. Gold Course tee pads adjoin the Silver course. The White Course opened in 2009.
It's a good balance and attracts players of all calibers. Cummings and fellow members of the Red Roc disc golf club have assisted park staff, led by park manager April Brown, in developing the courses over the years. Continuing development relies on a strong cooperation between the club and the county park department. "It's the only course in Indiana to have 72 permanent holes (baskets).
All events are held at Lemon Lake County Park, 6322 W. 133rd Avenue just east of Cedar Lake. For information about the tournaments call Cummings at 219-836-8340. For park information call 219-769-PARK.
For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)
Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30