This weekend I won my first PDGA sanctioned tourney, playing Intermediate! It was the Old Settler's Open at Prairie Center Park in Olathe, KS--a one-day C-tier on 9/4/10. I had never played the course before, but the prospect of playing a Dynamic Discs Tourney at a new course led me to drive the 2+ hours each way to play. Boy, was that drive worth it. I've been pushing for my first PDGA win all season, and I finally got it with a few months to spare. Given that my goal was to win at least one sanctioned tourney my first year, I'm sure pleased, and now I'm ready for more. Plus, I ended up winning $100 in DD merchandise! Tom Butler, along with Jeremy Rusco and the DD crew, ran a great tournament with amazing weather on a beautiful course. As usual, the environment, camaraderie, and competition were awesome. Every player I encountered was more than friendly, and only one stroke separated me from second place. To make a long story short, I can't wipe the smile off my face about this weekend, and I can't wait to go back again. For now, I'm heading out to practice for next weekend's tourney in Fulton, MO.