Quick info (check back often for changes) and FAQ: Players pack for the first 400 Amateur players registered:
Amateur players registering over the 400 limit:
$50 DGU credit will be e-mailed.
Pool and course assignments:
BG Open Fund Raising Discs:
Innova Splatter Star Corvette (sold out)
Discraft Swirley ESP Buzzz (sold out)
Dynamic Discs Fusion Burst Raider (sold out)
Limited quanity, then look for next fundraising discs.
|Some results from the past and links to the PDGA results page:
1983 World Disc Golf Championship Qualifier & 2nd Annual Fall Disc Golf Open
1984 April Fool's
1985 Kentucky Championships
1986 April Fool's Tournament & World Championship warm up & Kentucky State Championships
1987 April Fools Tournament & Halloween IV
1988 BG Open
1989 BG Open
1990 Halloween VI
1991 Halloween VII
1992 Shoe Sensation Bowling Green Open
1993 Shoe Sensation Open
1994 Shoe Sensation Open
1995 Shoe Sensation Open
1996 All About Sports BG Open
1997 Bowling Green Bicentennial
1998 Bowling Green Open
1999 Bowling Green Open & Bowling Green Open Doubles
2000 Innova Bowling Green Open - Pro & Bowling Green Open - AM
2001 Bowling Green Open - Pro & Bowling Green Open - AM
2002 Bowling Green Open - Pro & Bowling Green Open - AM
2003 Bowling Green Open - Pro & Bowling Green Open - AM
2004 Bowling Green Open - Pro & Bowling Green Open - AM & Bowling Green Doubles
2005 BellSouth Open & Bowling Green Amateur Championships
2006 Bowling Green Open & Bowling Green Amateur Championships
2007 Bowling Green Open & Bowling Green Amateur Championships
2008 Bowling Green Open & Bowling Green Amateur Championships
2009 Bowling Green Pro Disc Golf Open & The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green
2010 The 33th Annual Bowling Green Open & The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green
2011 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green
2012 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green
2013 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green
2014 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green
2015 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green & Kentucky State Disc Golf Championships
2016 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green & Kentucky State Disc Golf Championships
2017 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green & Kentucky State Disc Golf Championships
2018 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green & Kentucky State Disc Golf Championships
2019 The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green & 2019 Kentucky State Disc Golf Championships
|The 2021 Bowling Green Open
Presented by Bluegrass Disc Golf
April 23-25, 2021
|Early sponsor registration closed. Thanks to all for that
click here to register
Registration closes April 18th. No adds or drops
after this date. No refunds after this date.
|Divisions limits within pools adjusted as registration comes in.
Current registrants will get email updates with any changes.
click here for PDGA event page
for 2021 players and results
Pool A: All Pro Divisions
Courses: Kereiakes, White, Phil Moore, (Franklin long if Phil Moore floods)
Pool B: Advanced Men (MA1) and Advanced Masters (MA40+)
Courses: White, Hobson, Kereiakes,
Pool C: Intermediate Men (MA2) and Advanced Grand Masters (MA50+ & MA55+)
Courses: Lovers, Kereiakes, Hobson
Pood D: Recreational Men (MA3)
Courses: Hobson, Lovers, Miller
Pool E: Novice Men (MA4), All Amateur Women Divisions and Advanced Sr GM (MA 60+, MA65+, MA70+)
Courses: Griffin, Preston, Lovers
History of the Bowling Green Open:
The Bowling Green Open Started in 1978 as a PDGA event held on a 9 hole temporary course at
Lampkin Park (a few baskets and trees and poles were used). Everyone got a players package
and prizes were paid in cash. The paper records were lost due to many moves at those times, and
the Disc Golf Association's PDGA records did not transfer to the PDGA from the early events before
the Players started running the PDGA in the early 1980s.
Over the years an amateur division was added, with first place getting a PDGA membership and
moving to Pro!
When the PDGA started offering amateur divisions, so did the Bowling Green Open. We keep
inviting all known players to come (snail mail and long distance phone calls) untill the event started
out growing the courses.
So we added more courses in Bowling Green and the surrounding area.
In 2000, to keep the event running locally, we started having the tournament over two different
weekends with the local pros TD'ing the amateur divisions and the local amateurs TD'ing the Pro
Divisions.. We then used the profits from ams to fund the pro purse. The Amateurs rebelled at this
pratice (Am-scam) so in 2009 we stopped taking from the amateurs and put all their entry and
profits back into the AM event (and the pro events suffered).
In 2015 The Kentucky State Championships were started as a Pro/AM A-tier using sponsor money
only for the Pros bringing PROS back to Bowling Green.
In 2020, as the key volenteers were aging and a local Disc Golf Business had been saying for a few
years that they were going to run the event, HB handed the keys (and spreadsheets of how to
handle all items) over to Combat Disc Golf. The event never happened.
For 2021 we (HB Clark and Bluegrass Disc Golf along with many, many volenteers) will resume the
management of The BG Open, adding back the PRO divisions, thus starting a new chapter in
PDGA A-tier events in Bowling Green.
|BG Open Preferred Hotels
These fine properties have financially supported the 2021 BG Open event! Call directly
and request the BG Open Disc Golf Rate, or click on their logo to reserve your rooms.
Courtyard Marriott Bowling Green, 1010 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY,
TownePlace Suites Bowling Green, 1818 Cave Mill Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104;
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bowling Green, 1832 Cave Mill Road, Bowling Green, KY
Holiday Inn - University Plaza, 1021 Wilkerson Place, Bowling Green KY 42103
270-745-0088 (links coming)
Hilton Garden Inn, 1020 Wilkerson Place, Bowling Green, KY 42103
270-781-6778 (links coming)
Clarion Inn & Suites 4700 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104
270-282-7130 (CLICK HERE FOR BOOKING)
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Preferred BG Open
|Click on logo above for local
| Win a basket: Treasure Hunt!
|VENDOR ROW: Open Wednesday - Sunday @ Heartland Grounds
1021 Wilkerson Place, BG KY Park in front of the Holiday Inn.
. . . email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place . . . .
Vendors already committed (click on logo for web sites):
Mark Cruse Discs
|Ramada Inn 270-781-3000
Ask for the disc golf rate of
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