2024 Champions Cup Rescheduled to June on Northwood Black


Tree
clearing
hasn’t
started
in
Wildwood
Park
by
the
IDGC;
timeline
uncertain

Northwood
Black.
Photo:
DGPT

Put
the
pumpkins
away.

The
2024
Champions
Cup,
originally
rescheduled
from
its
typical
April
slot
to
late
October
due
to
a

pine
beetle
infestation
that
will
require
rebuilding
courses

at
the
International
Disc
Golf
Center,
is
moving
again.

The
PDGA
announced
today
that
Champions
Cup
will

now
be
held
in
late
June

at
the
Northwood
Black
disc
golf
course
in
Morton,
Illinois,
due
to
uncertainty
about
the
timeline
for
tree
removal
around
the
IDGC.

“As
of
November
16,
the
tree-clearing
on
the
IDGC
portions
of
Wildwood
Park
has
not
commenced,”
wrote
the
PDGA.
“Due
to
these
delays,
and
the
possibility
of
further
delays,
the
PDGA
has
made
the
decision
to
again
reschedule
the
2024
PDGA
Champions
Cup.”
Originally,
the
goal
had
been
to
begin
working
on
new
course
development
after
Thanksgiving
with
the
hope
of
having
a
playable
course
ready
for
late
Spring.

The
tournament
will
take
place
on
June
27-30,
2024,
over
four
rounds
on
the
course
typically
in
use
at
the
Discraft
Ledgestone
Open.
The
tournament
director
for
both
Champions
Cup
and
Ledgestone,
Nate
Heinold,
said
that
Ledgestone
will
not
feature
Northwood
Black
this
year,
instead
putting
all
four
rounds
on
the
Lake
Eureka
temporary
course
for
MPO
and
Sunset
Hills
for
FPO.

“It’s
a
little
sad
for
Ledgestone,
but
it’s
also
very
good
for
the
Champions
Cup,”
said
Heinold.
Ledgestone
will
remain
a
four-round
DGPT+
event.

Live
broadcasting
has
been
a
challenge
at
Northwood
Black
in
the
past,
but
significant
investments
into
private
cellular
networking
equipment
from
the
DGPT
and
fiber
internet
connectivity
by
the
Ledgestone
team
has
improved
the
broadcasting
capability
in
the
deep
woods.
There
is
now
permanent
internet
installed
at
Northwood,
and
a
new
cell
tower
was
put
in
1.5
miles
northwest
of
the
course.
A
new
parking
lot
is
also
being
built
to
improve
the
course’s
infrastructure.

Champions
Cup
will
slot
between
The
Preserve
in
Minnesota
on
the
previous
weekend
and
the
Des
Moines
Challenge
in
Iowa
on
the
following.
It
will
be
the
first
MPO
major
of
the
season
and
the
second
FPO
major
after
the
US
Women’s
Disc
Golf
Championship
takes
place
in
Texas
in
March.

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