Great tournament. I could repeat many of the other players' accolades, but I'll just focus on a few of my strongest impressions: HUGE payout, awesome title sponsor, and I'm a big fan of the final 9 skins & accompanying raffle format. I hope this becomes more prevalent. Thanks, Kris!
Another highlight of my weekend was when I had the good fortune of sitting next to Walla Walla country commissioner Perry Dozier and his wife (Darlene?) at Aloha Sushi on saturday night, and siezed the opportunity to introduce them to our sport. They are recovering ball golfers, so it was a pretty easy pitch.
We hit it off quickly (their oldest son is also named Kyle and has also spent considerable time in Germany) and made genuinely nice small-talk for a solid half hour, covering topics like parenthood, international travel, local politics, the education system, and of course some of the finer points of the disc golf community - both casual and professional. I talked up the sport, Walla Walla's club, their crown jewel of a tournament, the title sponsor, and the positive impact of dg courses in public parks.
I enjoyed talking to the commissioner, and I think it's safe to say that Disc Golf made a good first impression. Here's hoping one of our local politicians might head out to FWW Park and catch the bug.