TALLAHASSE, FL (WTXL) — On Friday, for the first-ever high-ranked Disc Golf tournament, Pro Tour traveled to the capital. The event took place at Tom Brown Park with over 150 players and hundreds of spectators. The Dynamic Discs of Tallahassee has been running tournaments for 12 years and is ranked number one in the state of Florida.
You might be wondering how such a prestigious event could come to Tallahassee. Well, Deputy Tournament Director Dave Muntean says, “Word of mouth from the pros. You have to come to Tallahassee and play. We have to organize a big tournament there. The Disc Golf Pro Tour took the players’ words, and pretty much by the players’ words, they decided to hold a tournament here.
Dave Muntean is Tallahassee’s Dynamic Records Assistant Manager. He started practicing this sport at the age of 43 with his two teenagers. After participating in over 150 tournaments, he has noticed an increase in attention over the past 4 years. So he got to work and helped design the capital’s new course.
“The city that supports our sport here in Tallahassee is very unique. Not all cities have as much support as we do.
Seth Fendley, DP of Disc Golf Pro Tour administration, said: “Really what we’re seeing are other cities also starting to board because they’re seeing visitor desk traffic coming through and really the revenue they can generate from the viewers who come in. .”
The Disc Golf Pro Tour started in 2016. Depending on the size of the tournament, they can generate up to $2 million in a weekend.
Sneauxball owner Jarrett Maloy said: “Economically it’s great. You always want to find opportunities where you can earn money and serve the community.
Usually, vendors and food trucks will receive 25% of overall attendance at these events.
With the excitement of Disc Golf and its financial impact, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon.
The tournament will take place all weekend from 10am.