Sydney Disc Golf Club Pop-up Event: 10 April 2023
“Up On Juan” started out in 2013 in a small, wooded park in Rydalmere called Upjohn Park. The inaugural event, later to be known as 1-Up On Juan had a grand total of 20 players. This event continued annually in the week prior to the Vic Open until COVID saw the event take a hiatus.
Well in 2023 it returned as a non-sanctioned pop-up event with 45 players turning up to play the 9-basket, 18-hole course. The event was so popular it sold out in less than 48 hours and we had players from Canberra, Newcastle and even Pattaya, Thailand.
Thanks to our sponsor!
The event was proudly sponsored by AUS DISCS and Hyzer Flight, with 3 divisions:
- novice (<800 rating)
- intermediate (800-899 rating)
- advanced (>900 rating)
16 players in the 900+ rating division and it was a close battle with 5 players within 3 shots of the winning score of 7 under. Dan Frost and Jade Brady tied it up after 18 holes so off to hole 2 for a sudden death playoff. Both players put their tee shots long of the basket but Jade drained an outside circle putt to snatch the win over Dan. Jonathan Jonas (JJ) finished in third place at 5 under.
It was also a tight battle in intermediate with 19 players competing. Brock Brinkworth was on a blinder throwing in an eagle on the par 4 hole 11 and not far off Jade and Dan. That was until a triple bogie on hole 15 brought him back to the field. He hung on to finish at 1 under and take the win by 1 shot over John Soden and another shot back to John-Henry Pajak in third.
The novice division had 9 players and a good round of 3 over by Michael Thomas was more than enough to take the win by 3 shots over Troy Bourke. Patrick Tjitrosantoso finished 3rd at 11 over.
Best Female Player
We had 5 ladies competing in the event and after 18 holes it was a tie between Peata Hepi and Emilie Cameron at 15 over. They both took home some Hyzer Flight gear including a towel and a bottle.
Closest The Pin (CTP)
Hyzer Flight also sponsored our CTP on hole 1 and this was taken out by Daniel Comninos.