The Refresher Open

Hole 5 basket nestled under the outstretching mossy oaks.

This past weekend saw the start of the disc golf season get on the way for some. The Refresher Open presented by CE Discs took place at Champoeg State Park in Newberg, Oregon on Saturday, April 20th and was a great one-day tournament.

The Refresher Open

Nice long tee pads with a metal leaf inlay in everyone.

Before getting to the results I must say that if you haven’t played the Champoeg Disc Golf Course then you should definitely get out there to check it out. What was once one of the older courses in the area offering around 15 or 16 shorter holes has now become a permanent 18-hole course that offers a little something for everyone. Friends of Champoeg Disc Golf group, which works along with park management to make improvements to the course, has redesigned the course adding a few holes, lengthening others, and putting in short and long tee pads so beginners and advanced players can all be challenged. They’ve done such a great job on the course that it has become one of my favorites in NW Oregon.

The Refresher Open

Great tee signage for every tee pad

The Results:
I’d first like give out a big thanks to the Tournament Director, Chase Estep, for all of his hard work and running a great one-day event!

The Open Division saw Eric Wilson of Corvallis get his first PDGA sanctioned professional win shooting 13 under par over two rounds to win by one stroke. Next Adventure Ambassador Jason Pinkal finished 4th shooting 10 under par for both rounds including shooting 11 down for his second round tying the hottest round of the day.

The Pro Masters Division 40+ was won by yours truly, with a total of 4 under par for both rounds. It should have been 6 under… more on that below in the pro tip.

The Advance Men’s and Women’s divisions were won by Cole Redalen of Hillsboro and Holly Dewitt of Springfield.

You can find all of the division winners and full results here:

The Refresher Open

Hole 12's elevated basket that will make even the short putts test your nerves.

Pro Tip:
Double and triple check your scorecard before turning it in. It’s been nearly 10 years since I added up my score wrong and I can tell you it’s still embarrassing to miscalculate your score and receive 2 addition penalty strokes for your mistake. As a tournament player, it is your responsibility and no one else’s to make sure your score is added up correctly. It’s never a bad idea to use your phone to assist you in scoring, whether it’s using a scoring app like Udisc or simply asking Ok Google or Siri to add up your score.

The Refresher Open

Trophy for winning the Masters 40+ Division

The Refresher Open

Next Adventure swag for the tournament raffle