As the 2021 Disc Golf Pro Tour season is nearing its end, things will certainly not slow down this coming weekend at the MVP Open at Maple Hill in Leicester, MA. Over 200 Pro competitors will hit this notoriously difficult course hoping to earn some much-needed DGPT points for the upcoming Tour Championships, and with just one other DGPT event left, many are playing with their backs up against the wall.
The MPO will be playing the 8,577-ft, Par-60 Gold layout, while the FPO will be teeing off on the 7,234-ft, Par-60 Diamond layout. The MPO Golds are the host course to the MVP Open. Each year this course challenges the shot-making ability and the mental game of the top players in the world.
Diamonds are designed for players with amazing skills. This course is technical, involves water shots, and fits nicely among the modern designed courses in the world. In 2020, Maple Hill put significant resources into giving this course a distinct look and feel with dedicated tees on holes 10, 17, and 18, as well as unique shots on holes 2 and 16. We will continue to grow the Diamonds into a perfect half-step between Blues and Golds.
In the FPO division, can Paige Pierce complete the three-pete? With wins in 2019 and 2020, she sure proved that she has what it takes to navigate the wooded holes at Maple Hill, but there are many hungry competitors who could take home the trophy instead. Catrina Allen is fresh off a dominating win at Delaware Disc Golf Challenge, Missy Gannon was close to jumping Pierce at Idlewild, and Sarah Hokom has a string of 2nd and 3rd place finishes recently, will it be her turn at the top of the podium? DGPT stalwarts like Kona Star Panis, Lisa Fajkus, and Hailey King will be looking to strike. And new tour players like Ella Hansen and Lydia Lyons will prove why they deserve to stay on tour.
In a similar fashion, Paul McBeth is also looking for his 3rd MVP Open win in a row but will be up against the usual tough competition, as well as some young-bloods who have been rising up the ranks recently. Ricky Wysocki has a slew of tournament wins this season, but is always wanting more. Eagle McMahan is off some rest and ready to test his arm once again. Long bombers like Drew Gibson, Garret Gurthie, and Anthony Barela will be looking down on Hole 1’s tee with a smile on their faces. Calvin Heimburg, Chris Dickerson, and Matty Orum will be their usual calm selves, but its the quiet ones you have to watch out for…and with young players like Kyle Klein, Casey White, and Cole Redalen making their way to the tops of the leaderboard, this year’s event is surely anyone’s event to take down.
Here’s everything you need to know on how to follow the action this weekend:
UDisc Live | Visit Site
With more stats than you can shake a stick at, keep an eye on UDisc Live all week for in-the-moment moves from the tournament’s DGPT field.
Tee Time & Round Ratings
PDGA | Visit Site
Official scores, tee times, and round ratings can be found on the official event page on PDGA.com.
Live Video Coverage
You can watch all of the action live on Disc Golf Network, starting on Friday September 3rd at 1:00 ET, as well as September 4th, and 5th at 1:00 ET
Next-Day Video Coverage
JomezPro | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Men’s Feature Card
Gatekeeper Media | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Men’s Second Feature Card
GK Productions | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Women’s Feature Card