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Offline spurdy

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As per TD Dan Doyle
"Here is the official announcement / press release regarding the relocation of the Skylands Classic from warwick to Blue Mountain:



Skylands Classic to Move PDGA National Tour to Blue Mountain Resort in August - Enhanced Facilities, Players’ Purse Drive Change of Venue for Disc Golf Event

There just seems to be something with Dan Doyle, The PDGA National Tour, and ski resorts. Echoes of Doyle’s efforts to introduce and promote disc golf at Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort in 2007 are resounding again in Palmerton, Pennsylvania at a mountain resort called Blue.

The Skylands Classic organizing committee, in cooperation with the Professional Disc Golf Association and Blue Mountain Resort, is pleased to announce the relocation of the Skylands Classic National Tour disc golf event to the Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania from the Brakewell Steel course in Warwick, New York. The event will still be held August 27-29, 2010. Blue Mountain is located 70 miles southwest of Warwick.

“While this is late-breaking news, we are thrilled to be moving our PDGA National Tour event to the Blue Mountain facilities,” explained Skylands Classic tournament director Dan Doyle. “After thoroughly considering the move, it became abundantly clear that the move to Blue Mountain would enhance the National Tour experience for our players, our sport, our staff and spectators. This is a resort setting with two championship courses, and they simply have more resources and support than even our well-run Warwick events could offer,” Doyle concluded.

Some of the benefits afforded to the newly renamed Skylands Classic at Blue Mountain, in addition to the spectacular settings for the competition at the top and bottom of the mountain, will be the abundant amenities, such as restaurants, entertainment, nearby lodging (including camping just 10 minutes away), and a minimum of $10,000 added cash to the already impressive National Tour purse. (For a complete list of local accommodations, go to Blue Mountain’s official website at www.skibluemt.com).

“We discovered disc golf at Sugarbush,” said Barb Green, owner and general manager at the Blue Mountain Resort. “And now to be hosting a National Tour event in just our second season speaks volumes about everything our venue offers. Our entire staff has been energized by this sport, and we are all preparing to welcome the disc golfers and put on a great show for the best players in the world,” Green smiled.

The 3-day event will feature play on both the Skyline Park (Peak) and Valley (Base) courses. Tournament play on both Friday August 27th and Saturday August 28th will most likely be on a 24-hole hybrid layout using 12 holes from each of the two courses. Tee Times will begin at approximately 9:00 AM. Depending on the number of entrants, play on Sunday August 29th will either be 18 holes or 24 holes. All entrants will play all 3 days.

One important change to note is that a Masters division has been added to the Skylands Classic. Entry fees are $130 for MPO and MPM and $100 for FPO and MPG until July 31st. On August 1st, entry fees increase to $160 and $125 respectively.

For more information and to register on-line, go to www.nynjdiscgolf.com. You may also reach Tournament Director Dan Doyle directly at discgolfdan@yahoo.com or at 845-551-2800."