FINALLY! The people have spoken, and the results are in!
The European Disc Golf scene is blowing up, and we wanted to find out just who was on the forefront of the movement. We asked to hear who you think are the most worthy and hardest working servants of European Disc Golf and why. We've gotten a lot of entries and replies, so it's finally time to reveal who's been making a splash in the Disc Golf world!
Before Denis Ansart, there was only one Disc Golf club in Northern France. Now thanks to Denis, there are two! Along with his friend, David Fournier, Denis founded the Annay Disc Golf Club, which participates in a lot of tournaments in Belgium, Holland, and France. Denis has done a great amount to contribute to his local disc golf community, including creating a 9 hole course at a local park and working on creating a Disc Golf Academy for children. With people like Denis around, Disc Golf will keep growing and growing!
Thank you Denis, and we hope your new A-Series relieves your hard-working back!
Quentin Legrand is one of Beligum's most popular and best-known disc golfers. He stays true to the sport, is open minded, and is always willing to teach others his techniques and tips. Additionally, Quentin regularly updates his YouTube account with cool videos promoting the sport. You found Quentin to be the most worthy Disc Golfer in Belgium, and we agree!
Congrats Quentin, and thank you!
Premysl Novak is getting work done over in the Czech Republic. He has designed the majority of the Czech Republic's disc golf courses within the last couple of years. He is actively pushing forward new course projects all around the country. On top of all this, he is one of the Czech's highest rated players, is active in organizing tournaments, and does a great job of promoting the sport. Premysl is a great face to be fronting the Disc Golf movement for the Czech Republic and their neighboring country, Slovakia. Thank you for picking Premysl, and thank you Premysl for all of your hard work!
Antti "The Hat Guy" Vuento has been devoting A LOT of his time, money, and energy to educate and entertain the disc golf community in Finland and the world. Antti worked with Avery Jenkins to create an awesome video series and has since been operating a disc golf themed blog. In his videos Antti gives tips for techniques, disc golf course reviews, and disc reviews. He helped pioneer the Finnish disc golf movement, especially online. All in all, Antti gave Finland a lot of the extra umph that it needed to become a global force in Disc Golf.
Congrats to Antti, a true disc golf ambassador, and thank you!
Paul Francz is the most internationally visible Swiss player and has always been an extremely active PDGA Europe member. Francz runs many events in Switzerland, promoting disc golf to a great extent on a local level. The disc golf scene in Switzerland, albeit smaller than some, is growing rapidly thanks to people like Paul. We really appreciate Paul doing everything he can to promote disc golf in his local communities.
Thank you Paul Francz!
Lars Lau Jensen, a Denmark native, is the chairman at his local disc golf club. He also has his hand in other local clubs as well, working everyday to take the game to a new level. His passion for disc golf has driven him to not only practice on his own game, but to help others learn the sport as well. He is also the mind behind the legendary Kokkedal Open and many other disc golf initiatives such as Disc Golf in School and the Company Cup. Jensen also expanded his local course into one of Denmark's most popular 18 hole courses. He is a true workhorse for the sport!
Thanks Lars and congratulations!
Peter Bygde is modest and wouldn't boast about how he is held in extremely high regard in the Swedish Disc Golf community. We don't mind boasting, though! Not only is he a member of the PDGA rules committee, but he also runs one of the best tournaments in the world, The Stockholm Disc Golf Open. Peter has been running a disc golf club for years, arranges local leagues and tournaments, and is highly involved in making the Swedish championships run smoothly. He has put his heart and soul into the sport, and we think he deserves a token of our appreciation.
Thank you Peter for all that you do!
For the rest of the countries in the competition, you will hear from us soon for round 2 so we can find out WHO ELSE is breaking their back for Disc Golf.
Stay tuned and MAKE FLIGHT!