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2011 Kansas State Super Class Championship
Sat, July 16, 2011
PDGA-sanctioned XC-tier event, 2 rounds
Throwback to the Future with Super Class
by Chuck Kennedy (taken from www.pdga.com)
OK, some of you have heard rumblings regarding the new option for PDGA sanctioned events coming in 2009 called Super Class. Super Class is a newly defined category of super-sized golf discs that may weigh up to 200 grams, have bigger rim heights more like catch discs, and a minimum diameter (23.7cm) over an inch larger than our long distance drivers. Super Class will add something new to the existing mix of the almost 1000 disc golf events TDs have been sanctioning. In fact, PDGA members can earn a whole new Super Class rating separate from their regular PDGA rating.
Yes, it's truly a throwback to the future. Super Class discs will initially be based on the larger diameter Frisbee® discs we've all played catch with, but molded in much heftier golf weights to work well in the wind and penetrate chain baskets. Presto! By throwing a variety of Super Class discs that don't fly as far as typical golf discs, many of our shorter par 3 courses now turn into true golf challenges with everything from par 3s, 4s, 5s and even some 6s. Using Super Class discs, the winning balance tilts more toward touch and accuracy versus technology and power.
You can read the above article in its entirety HERE
FAQ's about Super Class can be found HERE
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