I’m disc golf stir crazy. So much so that a month ago I flew to Charlotte and played seven courses in three days. I’ll do a nice overall review of Charlotte’s awesome disc golf soon.
The Vibram Birdie Bash (VBB) is not just another way to occupy our time disc golfing without actually hitting the course… This will actually be the first time the co-TD and I run a disc golf event. We signed up to direct the tournament purely because we love disc golf and get so much enjoyment from trying new discs.
The theory of the Vibram Birdie Bash seems to come from the Discraft Ace Races that have been held throughout the country every year for many years. Like the Ace Races, Vibram offers up all the supplies and rules for a tournament including player packs, marketing information, and prizes, and opens signups for anyone to initiate one. All it takes is a little motivation and a lot of love for the sport. Vibram has already done all the heavy-lifting.
The thought of running a Birdie Bash crossed my mind many times. But I thought, nah, I’ll just sign up to play one instead. The closest one to the mid-Michigan area, however, is about 2.5 hours away AND we’d have to go to Ohio for that one… The nearest Michigan VBB is three hours away and starts at 9am. I doubt that time-frame adds up to a fun weekend for most Michigan disc golfers. It didn’t take much prompting to get us to sign up to run our own.
So, what better course to throw a mid-Michigan Birdie Bash on than Tittabawassee Trails in Freeland? It’s a shorter course and our crew has birdied every hole except #3 long and #18. We’re planning to have every Vibram disc available to test, and many contests including a CTP (clostest to the pin), longest putt, a fun modified ring of fire, and maybe more!
Up here in mid-Michigan we don’t see a big variety of discs on our courses. We always see Innova and sometimes Discraft. This is Michigan! Why don’t we see more Discraft? Regardless, the lesser-known companies don’t get enough love around here. The appeal of trying new discs and just having a great time is what I hope brings people out to the Vibram Birdie Bash on May 25. Afterall, I just threw my first Vibram disc around Christmas-time!
We’re more than excited! We’ll be doing our best to put on a fantastic event. Whether or not tons of people sign up and play is up to the fates.
Also, stay tuned for a collaboration with MVP!