The home run derby, 100-meter dash and the slam dunk contest epitomize our most basic, elementary interest in sport: who can perform an athletic feat the highest, fastest or furthest.
For the PDGA World Championships, 112 disc golfers from across the globe got the opportunity to show off their specialties on Sunday, Aug. 11 during the long drive, putting and SkillShot competitions at Washington Community High School.
Rain threw an interesting curveball into the mix, but eventually winners were determined in each of the three events.
Garrett Gurthie — who finished third in the Saturday, Aug. 10 mixed doubles competition — took home the crown and $125 in the men’s long drive competition while four-time world champion Paige Pierce finished first in the women’s division. (Pierce and fellow four-time champion Paul McBeth also cleared the fences at Dozer Park over the weekend, for what it’s worth.)View this post on Instagram
Dingers! @paul_mcbeth and @ppierce29190 put on a show for the crowd at the @peoriachiefs game with a little home run derby, disc golf-style! #2019proworlds
Rick Steehler and Missy Gannon were the men’s and women’s winners in the putting competition, and Kevin Jones and Sarah Hokom the winners in the SkillShot competition.