Hillsborough, NC (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
Co-founder of the Pocket Disc http://www.pocketdisc.com, Patrick Groft likes to say, “A Pocket Disc is like a Frisbee®, but better!" So naturally, Disc Golfers enjoy playing with the Pocket Disc. And, though Pocket Discs cannot be used for official Disc Golf competitions, Phd Production's enthusiasm for the sport of Disc Golf continues to increase.
Interest in disc golf sports has grown exponentially in the past ten years. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), the number of registered PDGA players has risen to over 16,000, with hundreds of thousands of others playing casually. The prize purses at disc golf tournaments have grown to a total of over $2 million.
Phd Productions, maker of the Pocket Disc, has not been sitting on the sidelines. This past weekend Pocket Disc sponsored the Pocket Disc Southeast Collegiate Open in Appleton, GA. This Disc Golf tournament boasts the largest collegiate field other than the National Championships. The University of South Carolina came out on top in the men’s division and Mississippi State took the title in the women’s Division. The men’s division match was a nail-biter, with USC edging Georgia, and Pocket Disc was proud to sponsor such a high level of play.
Disc Golf excitement is only growing this week. Wednesday, October 3rd marks the beginning of the United States Disc Golf Championship in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Pocket Disc is sponsoring two favorites for the Championship, Nikko Locasto, PDGA player of the year 2009, 2010 and 2011 and Cameron Todd, who won the 2001 World Championship. According to Cam, “I love playing with my Pocket Disc. It's always fun ‘till someone gets hit, then it’s just hilarious because they don’t get hurt. The Pocket Disc is the easiest way to take fun anywhere.”
In addition to the traditional outdoor Disc Golf, the Pocket Disc has an indoor version of the same game made possible by the Pocket Disc's softness. To see the rules for indoor disc golf or igolf go to http://www.bit.ly/SYG4Md
About Phd Productions
Phd Productions, LLC, the creator of the Pocket Disc, is based in North Carolina. Pocket Discs can be purchased at a variety of retailers nationwide including LL Bean, Eastern Mountain Sports, Learning Express Toys, many independent Play-It-Again Sports and over 1,500 specialty toy, gift and outdoor retailers. For more information and a store locator visit http://www.pocketdisc.com.