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Vibram Open: An amazing event and a great learning experience.

In the afterglow of the first Pro Tour event, we have received many kudos, a few criticisms, and a lot of requests for a self-assessment. Thanks to everyone for their positive and negative feedback. It keeps us going and keeps us improving. Here is a quick review of how we did.
Vibram Open Execution
The venue, weather, staff, players and spectators were firing on all cylinders. If you were here, you experienced a wonderful event. If you were not, we will nail it again next year!

Festival of the Flying Discs

We did a great job building out the first edition of the Festival. Much was learned, including how best to put Dodge City together, and how to actively engage players, spectators, and casual observers.

Going forward, we will modify a couple of games as well as expand the activities for families. This is going to be a great aspect to the Pro Tour events.

Instant Scoring / Statistics by UDisc

Over 98% of all competitors had every shot tracked and the statistics gathered are the best disc golf has ever seen: player stats, hole stats, and tour standings with every column being sortable. This was an amazing feat.

One downside to the amount of data was that mobile devices sometimes bogged down. On desktops, the data mining was absolutely glorious. This is being modified and should be much better at the Silver Cup.

Multi-card Coverage

It took us three days to figure out the best way to integrate multi-card coverage, but by the end of the third day, we nailed it. Click the image to the left to see one of the best examples, where we were able to capture McBeth’s eagle on hole 18.

We have committed to doing multi-card coverage for the entire tour and expect to get many more amazing shots.

In addition to all of the above, the Vibram Open definitely met the goal of creating a positive social experience that spreads the culture of the disc. The ice cream social, Nite Ize light up disc golf night, the long drive and putting contests, the bonding of our Darn Tough staff, a great player’s party, and a festive crowd on hole 18 all melted together to make a fantastic venue for celebrating the culture of the disc and recharging our spirit batteries.

We look forward to seeing you at our next stop, the Silver Cup, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin on July 9-11. Watch!