NBDG Tuscany Open 2019

 Welcome to the NBDG Tuscany Open 2019

Start your season in warm and one of the most beautiful places in whole Europe, Italy's very own Tuscany! 

NBDG Tuscany Open is hosted for the first time, and it starts on April 3rd with fun doubles event. The event is 1 round/day basis with tee-times. At April, temperatures at Tuscany should be around 20 Celsius so you literally can start your summer season here so soon!

The event takes place at Fattoria di Pietrabuona which is located ideally next to Lucca, near Pisa and Florence, not too far from Milan or Rome. Perfect location to take your whole family with you!

During the tournament days, common shopping trip or day at the natural thermal spa's can be arranged for the travel companions; there is no reason to leave your girlfriend or wife home.

At the nights we can experience the best of Tuscany, visit a wine farm with wine and food tasting and of course, have a great feast all together! Table's are filled with the best local products, wine, cheese, olive oil, and pasta!

If you love wine and just a visit to the Wine Farm is not enough, take consideration Vinitaly Wine Fest which is held a week after this event. It is the biggest and best Wine Festival in Italy and probably in the World. Its located in Verona which is right next to famous Lake Garda. If you plan to go here, book your flights and rental car from Milan. Read more about Vinitaly -> https://www.vinitaly.com/en/

Where to fly?

If you need to fly to Italy, nearest airports are Pisa and Florence/Firenze (~45mins drive). Milan and Rome are about 3-hour drive away. Book your cheap flights NOW!

Accommodation

Fattoria di Pietrabuona also has lots of housing to offer with reasonable price and SUPERB value for your money. Can you imagine how refreshed and relaxed you can feel, waking up to Tuscan sunrise on at mountains? No, you can't, you need to experience it yourself.

See more about Fattoria di Pietrabuona and their rates from this file:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0019/5559/4313/files/April_Disc_golf_event___fpd_info.pdf

If you want to act fast and get the best accommodation, you can contact Fattoria di Pietrabuona directly immediately. Send an email to info@pietrabuona.com (English or Italy), or you can call for more information to +39.0572.408115

Their website: http://www.pietrabuona.com

NOTICE! At booking.com and similar booking sites, it looks fully booked but is not. You need to book directly. This is to get you the best price deal for the accommodation.

Event preliminary schedule

The more detailed schedule will be available closer to the event, around February-March. It is recommended to book the whole Wednesday 3rd and Saturday 6th of April for the event and leave on Sunday 7th.

Wednesday 3rd of April
Practice day
Doubles event

Thursday 4th of April
Check-in and 1st round during the day with tee-times

Friday 5th of April
2nd round with tee-times
Wine Tasting*

*You can purchase tickets to Wine Tasting while registering. Cost is 22€/person, and it includes a tour at the Wine Farm and tasting of 4 of their most excellent wines with matching side snack with them. 
After the tasting, we will raffle a golden ticket within the people at the Wine Tasting and winner will receive six bottles of the wine of their own choice and a bottle of the local olive oil. 

Saturday 6th of April
3rd round with tee-times
The award ceremony and players dinner*

At the Award Ceremony, there is also a players dinner, which you can buy tickets to for a price of 27€/person (children under 10 years of age discount 50%, children under 3 year of age are free of charge.)

The buffet dinner is usually composed of Variety of Tuscan 'crostini' at least 3 different type, unique olive paté tapenade,  selection of Tuscan cheeses with our honey and special jams, Tuscan cold cuts selection, special vegetable Tuscan bread soup.
 
Following we serve 2 different type of pasta, one will be together with meat sauce and the other is stuffed pasta wish sage and butter, we end with a typical Tuscan dessert.  

Red and white wine are served with no limits and of course water.

The location is in Cellar which is below the main Villa, a very lovely and charming place.

During the dinner, we will raffle out prizes with all the players that are present. Discs, apparel and other gear and as a grand prize, 1-week free stay at Fattoria di Pietrabuona!

Sunday 7th of April
Traveling day, see you next year!

About the course

The course is located inside Fattoria di Pietrabuona premises. See details from here: http://www.pietrabuona.com/en/info-e-recapiti/where-we-are/

Fattoria di Pietrabuona has currently nine hole disc golf course that is not too challenging but is extremely heavy as it's located in a side of a mountain. The course will expand during winter with ten more holes making it total of 19 holes per round. 

Here is what the course looks by numbers and preliminary course map.

Amateur nine - Short and easy holes. Take your birdies here and avoid bogeys. You need your best technical shots, a bit of luck and a good putt to make the best.

Hole, lenght, par, elevation (estimated)
1. 54m par 3 0m
2. 55m par 3 0m
3. 65m par 3 0m
4. 63m par 3 0m
5. 70m par 3 +2m
6. 57m par 3 -1m
7. 54m par 3 +1m
8. 45m par 3 +7m
9. 50m par 3 +8m

Professional ten - on the top of the mountain, things get tricky. Longer and tighter holes. A lot of elevation, both up and down. Birdies are good but especially try to dodge bogeys.

Hole, lenght, par, elevation (estimated)
10. 90m par 3 +6m
11. 101m par 3 -8m
12. 92m par 3 0m
13. 80m par 3 +1m
14. 130m par 4 +10m
15. 75m par 3 -1m
16. 80m par 3 +2m
17. 95m par 3 -8m
18. 85m par 3 -1m
19. 140m par 3 -19m

 

Payout and prizes

All divisions have 60% payout. Cash prizes in pro divisions and store credit in Amateur -divisions.

Top-3 will receive trophies in all divisions.

NBDG Junior Program

NBDG Tuscany Open will be part of the NBDG Junior Program. This means that divisions MJ18 and FJ18 will have no entry fee (=is free). 
Players participating these divisions will still have the same player pack and advantages as normal divisions.
Note that there are player limits set to these divisions (MJ18 max 8 players and FJ18 max 4 players).

Registration

Registration to the event will take place in Disc Golf Scene:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Tuscany_Open_2019