We announced a few months ago that the pro player prize purse for the 2015 Aussie Open is a guaranteed $30,000. Now we are very excited to announce that the Men's Open Champion will be awarded a prize of $6000!
Full details of all payouts will be announced in January, after registration closes on the 5th of January. Be sure to get those registrations in before the deadline for a chance to get your hands on some of this huge prize pot.
We are happy to announce that the third disc in the limited edition Aussie Open fundraiser series has been released! The brand new Discmania P1x putter is now available in very limited quantities in grippy X-Line plastic from The Frisbee Shop and Discmania Store. This third disc in the series documents the trip that three Aussie disc pioneers made to Pasedena, California to compete at the 1978 World Frisbee Championships in front of a massive crowd at the Rose Bowl.
The P1x was born out of a high demand for a beaded putter from Discmania. It was ergonomically designed to create a very comfortable feeling in the hand. Its convex lower wing and the classic P1 top make this disc feel like it just belongs in your hand. The X-Factor of the P1x is its medium sized bead along the bottom rim of the disc. This bead just fits in the hand much better than the very apparent bigger bead on most other beaded putters.
Registered players for the 2015 Aussie Open will be treated to a player pack that is absolutely ‘chockas’ with some very special goodies. Our tournament sponsors have come through with some real treats and we are pretty excited about what we have in store for you.
Registered players have been asked for their sizing preferences to ensure that each player pack contains items specifically suited to them. To ensure competitors receive a full player’s pack in their preferred sizing, players need to register by December 15th. As you may know, Australia is pretty far from most places and so it takes a while for stuff to get here! Only players registered by December 15th are guaranteed to receive a full player pack.
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The official tournament hotel, the Sorrento Beach Resort, has offered the best rates for Oceanside accommodation in Perth to our competitors. The Aussie Open is in the middle of summer here in the Southern Hemisphere and thus a very busy time for a hotel right next to the beach. The hotel has also requested that we provide them with our rooming list in December. Players can choose their hotel preferences during the registration process, and our team will contact you to confirm your choice, make the booking and contact you to arrange payment.
The final cut off for registration for the 2015 Aussie Open will be the 5th of January. Players can continue to register until this time, however we recommend players compete registration by December 15th so they don’t miss out on some great items and the opportunity to stay at the tournament hotel next to the beach with free transportation to the course.
The second Aussie Open fundraiser disc is a metal flake Innova Thunderbird! These limited edition discs, with artwork designed by Jake Quodling, help promote the first major in the southern hemisphere and also continue the journey through Aussie Frisbee history. Now available through a partnership with Innova, these sparkly discs feature three more Aussie disc legends.
The initial release sold out quickly, but the Discmania Store has recently made more available. Grab one before they run out. Aussies need not worry either, as The Frisbee Shop now has a limited quantity available.
The 2015 Aussie Open Presented by Discmania is now open to everyone to register. All players with a PDGA number can register here.
Several of the world's best disc golfers have already registered to compete for the $30,000 prize purse. Be sure to book your spot today to compete alongside them in this historic tournament.
We are proud to announce Discmania as the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Aussie Open!
As part of their support for the new Australian PDGA Major, Discmania is releasing a limited run of their brand new Discmania C-Line CD2.
This hot-stamped fundraiser disc is the first in a five-part series featuring the story of how Frisbee sports began Down Under. Key moments in Australia's Frisbee history have been beautifully captured in comic book style by local graphic designer Jake Quodling, with the first instalment featuring Dan "Stork" Roddick and Jo Cahow on their promotional Frisbee tour of Australia in 1976.
Only 500 of these first run discs will be released worldwide, so don't miss out on your opportunity to own a piece of history stamped on Discmania's brand new driver. Keep an eye out for the next disc in the story coming soon, with each part in this collector series released monthly leading up to the Major in Perth, Western Australia next January.
The CD2 is a disc for those hungry for control. It doesn’t get too flashy with a lot of turn and fade like many distance drivers out there, but on the contrary it can hold a line and still bring you the distance needed to cover most fairways. The CD2 is actually a pretty close relative not only to the CD, but also to our praised speed 10 Power Driver, the PD. Out of the box you will see the CD2 perform a lot like a seasoned PD, providing you with enough stability to conquer most headwinds and a reliable low speed fade that takes you underneath the basket. For the less powerful players the CD2 can easily work as the most overstable driver in the bag, while the majority of players can trust the CD2 as their main driver in a wide range of situations.
We are thrilled to announce a partnership with ADAMS Coachlines for the 2015 Aussie Open! ADAMS premier coach and bus services have set a high standard in Western Australia for many years and we are very happy to provide their fantastic services to Aussie Open players.
ADAMS will be providing premium air-conditioned coaches to transport players to and from the Mundaring DiscGolfPark on practice days and all tournament days. They will be also be providing buses for all players attending the Australia Day fireworks celebrations on the Perth foreshore on Monday January, 26th.
Additionally, ADAMS Pinnacle Tours will be offering a special full day VIP charter tour on the day after the tournament! This special version of their Pinnacles, Koalas and Sand Boarding 4WD Adventure has been designed specifically for Aussie Open players and their travelling companions and is being offered at a discounted rate. This special tour will take place on Monday February 2nd and will be a fun day for everyone to enjoy together before heading home. Players can book the tour when they register for the tournament to get the exclusive rate.
ADAMS Pinnacle Tours will also be offering all of their standard tours to Aussie Open players and travelling companions throughout their visit at a discounted rate. This can be a great option for non-players who would prefer some different activities instead of going to the course every day. Please check out their website and contact us for more information.
The first phase of registration for the 2015 Aussie Open is now open! Men’s players with a PDGA rating of 935 or higher can now register for the Open division, and all women can now register for the Open and Advanced divisions. Register here to claim your spot in the first Major down under.
All players must be current PDGA members and PDGA certified officials to register. If you are not currently a certified PDGA official, you can take the exam here.
During the registration process, players will be asked for their tournament hotel room preference and their intended dates of travel. This will help the booking process so please have a look at a calendar before completing your registration. The Aussie Open organisers will contact players to confirm tournament hotel bookings at a later date.
The question a lot of people have been asking us is, “When does registration for the Aussie Open begin?” The answer is September 15!
We are thrilled to announce that the Quality Resort Sorrento Beach has now been confirmed as the official hotel of the 2015 Aussie Open! The hotel has generously offered special rates for the Aussie Open competitors and their traveling companions. The hotel is across the street from the white sands, turquoise blue waters, and magical sunsets of Sorrento Beach.
The Sorrento Beach hotel will be the centre of off the course action throughout the tournament. Besides being near the beach, it is within walking distance of all locations for player dinners and parties, opening and closing ceremonies and will be the pick up and drop off location for shuttle buses to and from the course and other activities. The hotel offers everything from affordable 2 and 3 bedroom apartment type rooms to 4 star hotel style rooms with ocean views. For more info check out the Accommodation page.