Tour #4 - 2007

06/16/10

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The Tour de Rizbee 2007 was a great success!  Twenty days, 60 different courses, 1,005 holes, and we played in the World Amateur Disc Golf Championships held in Milwaukee, WI.

There were some new wrinkles to this year's Tour.  For a while we had felt that this trip should be about more than just us having fun - we wanted to do some good for others as well.  With that in mind we  decided that the 2007 Tour would be a vehicle for spreading the word about disc golf, and for promoting physical activity and good health for kids.  We raised money for EDGE by holding two fundraising tournaments.  We also organized "play dates" at courses along our route, and played disc golf with local kids.

We had some great sponsors for the 2007 Tour.  These folks helped us by donating discs, either to pass out to kids or to use as prizes in our tournaments, giving us a venue to hold our tournaments, or donating prizes for our tournament raffles.  We really appreciate the help of these fine folks and hope that you will become their customers (if you aren't already).

Sponsors and Team members:

  • Innova-Champion Discs - Makers of high performance golf discs, Innova is supporting the TdR through their Tournament Fundraiser Program and with the donation of EDGE discs for use by new players along our route.
  • Emerald Isle Disc Golf - Emerald Isle is one of our home courses here in San Diego County and one of the best examples in the country of a hybrid disc golf/ball golf course.  Skip Winship @ Emerald Isle is a huge supporter of disc golf in San Diego and is stepping up again to support the TdR.  On Sunday, July 15 we will play our TdR kick-of tournament at Emerald Isle:
  • Sun Valley Golf Course - The newest disc golf venue in San Diego County and another disc golf/ball golf hybrid.  Sun Valley has quickly become a favorite of local players and will be hosting its first PDGA tournament in September, the Sun Valley Open.  Sun Valley will also host a finish line event for the TdR on Saturday, August 4th (Whew!):

Where did we go?

Here's our itinerary:
  • Sun., July 15 - Oceanside, CA to Kingman, AZ

  • Mon., July 16 - Kingman, AZ to Gallup, NM (by way of Flagstaff, AZ)

  • Tues., July 17 - Gallup, NM to Grand Junction, CO (by way of Farmington, NM and Durango, CO)

  • Wed., July 18 - Grand Junction, CO to Colby, (western) KS (by way of Glenwood Springs, CO)

  • Thurs., July 19 - Colby, KS to Kansas City, MO

  • Fri., July 20 - Kansas City, MO to St. Louis, MO (by way of Columbia, MO)

  • Sat., July 21 - St. Louis, MO to Chicago, IL

  • Sun., July 22 - Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI

  • Mon., July 23 to Sat., July 28 - World Amateur Disc Golf Championships in Milwaukee, WI

  • Sun., July 29 - Milwaukee, WI to Dallas City, IL (by way of Chicago, IL)

  • Mon., July 30 - Dallas City, IL to Des Moines, IA (by way of Iowa City, IA)

  • Tues., July 31 -  Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO

  • Wed., August 1 - Kansas City, MO to Amarillo, TX

  • Thurs., August 2 - Amarillo, TX to Gallup, NM (again, by way of Sipapu, NM

  • Friday, August 3 - Gallup, NM to Yuma, AZ (by way of Phoenix, AZ)

  • Sat., August 4 - Yuma, AZ to San Diego, CA (Finish!)

The 2007 Tour began with a one round kick-off tournament at Emerald Isle Golf Course in Oceanside, CA.  Click here for the tournament flyer.

Click here to continue on to Day #1!!

 

 

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