Thanks Pete. I actually cashed last year too as well and took the $.
As long as one is rated is <970, you can play in AM1. The only negative repercussion of receiving $ instead of script is that if I ever play Worlds, I have to play Open.
I know there are plenty of tournaments in the world that everyone would like to play. In addition, I know that I am biased because I am from MA and learned to play at Maple Hill. However, I highly recommend that some of you make the effort to get to Vibram next year. It is the only Pro tournament that I know of that pays half the field. I think I averaged ~975 rated golf for the first 2 rounds to make the cut by 2… certainly reachable for many golfers in the Bay area.
In addition, the amount of activity surrounding the tourney is unreal: skins, dubs, ping-pong, poker, pie-eating/putting/driving/RPM contests, ESPN article (see Pepe’s post on General Disc-ussion), and some of the best golfers in the world. Oh yeah, the course is spectacular with several others close by.
From the ESPN article: Frisbees are a hobby; disc golf is a sport.
Lastly, congrats to Kevin Couch for placing second in Grand Masters!