SEEDS PLANETED, TRIP TO CHINA WRAPS UP
Getting a course in the ground the key next step.
When we last checked in from overseas, the PDGA and Prodigy Team contingent in China had arrived back in Shanghai by bullet train. They then took to a sports field at an experimental middle school in the country’s largest district to introduce disc golf to teachers and students, who were already learning ultimate Frisbee. The school’s 350 to 400 students spectated from the sidelines and oohed and ahhed as Will Schusterick and Dave Greenwell launched midranges and drivers the length of the pitch and beyond.
From there, PDGA International Director Brian Hoeniger flew to the southern coast of the Fujian province and the beautiful tourist mecca and island garden city that is Xiamen (pronounced Shaa-men), where he reunited with Yikun Discs and China Disc Golf Center Director Eric Yingfeng Xu and Prodigy Disc President Michael Sullivan. The crew then took in the World Flying Disc Federation-sanctioned Xiamen Beach Ultimate Open, an event hosted by Yikun and the Xiamen Tourist Bureau, complete with sponsorship from local businesses that included a real estate development company, a Xiamen bank, a brewery, and a coffee house.