For Immediate Release:
DGPT Announces New Presenting Sponsor & Venue Plan for Portland Open
April 25, 2023: The Disc Golf Pro Tour is pleased to announce that Latitude64 has signed on as a presenting sponsor for Portland Open for a two-year term. The Portland Open will take place June 1-4, 2023. Tickets are available for purchase here, get them now before prices increase on May 1.
“Latitude 64 is excited to sponsor what has become the premier event in the Pacific Northwest,” said Seth Fendley, U.S. Brand Manager for Latitude64. “As one of the first Elite+ events on Tour, we felt it was an important event to sponsor. Those attending the event can purchase some special release discs that have previously never been available via retail, either as a plastic-type or as a non-team series disc. With a two-year agreement in place, we are looking to create a foundation and grow with the event for years to come.”
To discuss a potential partnership for the Portland Open, which are still available, please contact DGPT’s VP of Partnerships, Sean Jack. Prospective vendors should reach out to DGPT’s Retail Manager, Ty Tannatt.
In addition to gaining a new presenting sponsor, the Portland Open will also see a venue adjustment. Competition will be held exclusively at Glendoveer Golf & Tennis, which has hosted portions of the event since 2021. The tournament will be held on two elite-level courses; one on the East side of the property and one on the West side. The West side portion of the property has been entirely redesigned from its 2021 layout and will feature new dedicated MPO and FPO courses.
“We’re thrilled about the growth that the Portland Open has seen in recent years and the success that the event has had at both Blue Lake and Glendoveer,” said Portland Open Tournament Director Brian Cole. “Blue Lake, which will undergo a construction project close to the dates of the event, won’t be a part of the event this year, but the park has been nothing short of a fantastic event partner in the past, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the future.”
After leading the design of Glendoveer East in 2022, DGPT CEO and Tour Director Jeff Spring spearheaded the redesign of the West course, while long-time touring FPO player and current DGPT staffer Christine Jennings contributed to the new FPO track. Spring has two UDisc top 10 courses in the world under his belt with Brewster Ridge (#4) and Fox Run (#7, co-designed with Steve Brinster) at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, host of this year’s Pro Worlds. “Glendoveer is a special property, and it’s both a joy and challenge to design elite-level courses there,” said Spring. “I want to recognize and highlight the contributions of the entire Portland Open design team, which includes Dustin Keegan, Evan Shper, Christine Jennings, and Brian Cole, all of whom have made valuable contributions to the layouts on this magnificent property.”
While the Portland Open will run as a pro-only event with no amateur side this year, spectators & fans will still get a chance to get up close and personal with the courses and test themselves on the DGPT layout. Tee times to play the DGPT-exclusive Glendoveer courses (separate from spectator tickets) will be available to the general public and are available for purchase through Disc Golf Scene. A limited number of spots will also be available for PDGA-rated competition on Wednesday, May 31st, by pre-registering for flex-start C-tier events taking place on-site. Players can register now via discgolfscene.com by following the links below.
The Portland Open will take place June 1-4, 2023. Tickets are available for purchase here. Volunteers can sign up here. Tuesday qualifying registration will open on May 1 at 6:00 PM PDT.
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