July 1st, 2018 the Osage City Disc Golf Course hosted their inaugural Osage City Disc Golf Doubles Tournament to help raise funds for the annual fireworks show. The tournament had participants from Abilene, Salina, Emporia, Lawrence, Topeka & local Osage City. Skill levels ranged all the way from beginner to the current PDGA Junior World Champion Isaiah Esquivel out of Emporia. Teams played two rounds of 18 holes with the winner having the best 18 hole average after the two rounds. The winning team received 20% of the tournament proceeds, along with two custom made putters created by Dynamic Discs out of Emporia. At the end of the two rounds a team from Emporia, Michael Smith & Danny Lindahl came out as the Inaugural Champs!
Everyone that was involved with the tournament would like to thank those that played an integral part in making everything come together. First off, the tournament would not have happened with the initial idea from the Chamber of Commerce and their support for wanting to bring attention to the new course in town. Also, a big thanks for supplying water to all the participants of the event. Next, a big thanks to the City Staff as they did a lot of prep work for the tournament and their work did not go unnoticed as teams constantly mentioned how nice the course looked which is a testament to the hard work and attention to detail that every city employee put into the tournament. Thanks to Dynamic Discs for creating the prized putters that were custom made to be a resemblance of Osage City which did not disappoint. Lastly, participants Michael Smith and Lupe Esquivel were vital resources when putting this tournament together, and with their guidance and expertise helped the tournament become a success and will lead to future tournaments being hosted there in the years to come!