April 8, 2019
Jonesboro, ARK- The 2019 Play It Again Sports Jonesboro Open Presented by Prodiscus is set to take place this week. This is the third stop on the Disc Golf Pro Tour and all is set for Jonesboro to be the center of the disc golf world for a week. Professional and amateur disc golfers will compete during the three-day tournament on April 12 – 14. The professionals will play three rounds on one of the longest courses on the Pro Tour located in southwest Jonesboro.
The growth from the inaugural Jonesboro Open in 2017 to this year is easily noted by looking at the number of players coming to town. The professional side of the tournament has grown from 66 players to 157. The amateur side has grown from 77 to the maximum number of 144. In total, 301 disc golfers from around the globe are converging on Jonesboro this week.
Many local, national and international companies have partnered with the tournament to enhance the efforts including the Jonesboro Play It Again Sports store, Prodiscus – a disc golf manufacturer in Finland, Centennial Bank, Buffalo Wild Wings, North Delta Engineering, Lost Pizza Co., Jonesboro Cycle & ATV, East Arkansas Broadcasters and KJNB. Other support has been provided by Artents, Lyon’s NEA Trophy, Jonesboro Coca-Cola, Sunbelt Equipment Rental and the Jonesboro A&P Commission.
The players are excited to be in Jonesboro as it is quickly becoming a very popular stop on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. We need to show these players that we are just as happy for them to be here. We need the community to come out and watch these men and women who are the very best on the planet play. Jonesboro should be very proud to have them here and we need to make it known we want them back.
New this year is the partnership between the tournament and The Arkansas Pet Savers (TAPS). TAPS is a local charitable organization dedicated to saving dogs and cats that are scheduled to be put down at local shelters. Members of TAPS are serving as volunteers this week to help raise awareness and funds for their mission.
The week of festivities begins Thursday, April 11 with the North Delta Engineering Media Day to be held from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Disc Side of Heaven. This will be the best time for local media to interview some of the top players in the sport. The evening will conclude with the Pro Player’s and Sponsor’s Dinner also sponsored by North Delta Engineering.
The Jonesboro Open is held at Disc Side of Heaven disc golf course, located just north of RidgePointe Country Club. Competition will begin at 7:30 each morning and continue all day; the leaders will tee off at 3:30 each afternoon. Saturday and Sunday will be the most spectator friendly as there will be games, food, vendors and plenty of world class competition to watch. To learn more about how to be a part of the Jonesboro Open or for more detailed spectator information, simply log on to JonesboroOpen.com or email Brad Pietz at DiscSideofHeaven@gmail.com.
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