As you may know – the 13th DNC is coming up this year. DNC? you ask. Deaf National Championship!! Hard to believe it’s been 13 years since Deaf dizzers nationwide have been formally competing against each other. Ever since inception at Austin, Texas, we have multiplied. In fact, at the 13th DNC coined “iL13″ for its location + year, we will be opening up bid for the 16th DNC that will occur in 2016 somewhere! If your organization is interested in getting a bunch of deaf disc golf yahoos to assemble somewhere in the nation at your home course, be at iL13 or be square.
As a Team DGA’s member (Kent “Ziggy” Schafer), I will be showing Deaf disc golfers how the 13th DNC couldn’t have been done without DGA. Be sure to pick up a proline squall or a sparkle hurricane to thank DGA for all their extended efforts to go above and beyond promoting Deaf disc golf! I know I will.
Someone asked me today about recognizing the former champs. So I took a couple minutes to fire up good ol’ google docs and transfer the information I collected from the years gone by. Behold, the history of our Deaf disc golf champions. If you ever come across some of these names on the courses or tournaments, be sure to congratulate them on total world domination!
For the curious few, I have also dissemeniated SSA as well as Feet used for each and every National course in the past 12 years. Take a gander and see just how many of these courses have you challenged yourself on.
This year, the first of many firsts will be occurring. New scheduled format, new layouts and many more will challenge our finest deaf disc golfers at Springfield, Illinois on June 26th-29th, 2013. Be sure to check out our website for more information.
David Tomlinson, PDGA #21823 and DDGA #17, returns to try and secure his 4th National W in the Deaf dizz world. Will Justin Ashton, PDGA #23087 and DDGA #199, also has secured 3 national W’s and will be trying to beat DT to the 4th notch on their belt. Between the two of them and their rootin’ tootin’ Texas blood, it will be a contested battle to secure Win #7 out of 13 national Deaf titles. Or will a surprise lurker emerge victorious to claim win #1??
Be sure to check out our sponsors and thank them. Without them, this wouldn’t have been possible. If you or your organization want to expose yourself to hundreds of deaf disc golfers, their grapevine, and oh yea – good ol’ fashioned social media – be sure to join the facebook group of this year’s IL13 Championships on social media
Last but not least..
Want to learn some disc golf sign language? The top pros in the nation are getting their game on!