Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

The Women’s Open of Maryland Edition Number 4 is a PDGA sanctioned, women’s only disc golf tournament. 

This tournament is held annually at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Men are not permitted to compete in the Women’s Open of Maryland.

However, men are encouraged to attend and participate in other ways! Such as caddying for a player, volunteering as staff, or sponsoring this event. Spectators are also welcome!

Absolutely! Women and girls of ALL skill levels are encouraged to come out and play. If you have never played a tournament before, this is the perfect opportunity to!

We offer different divisions for all skill levels of play, from beginners to seasoned pros.  Different divisions play a different course layout, designed appropriately for their skill level.

If this is your first time playing a tournament, we suggest signing up for the novice or recreational division. But if you aren’t sure, we can help! Send us an email.

Yes! We have had disc golfers travel from as far as Massachusetts and Florida to come play.

Sponsorship and Volunteer Questions

In many different ways — and we could really use your help!

We need to fundraise for items such as PDGA added cash requirements, sanctioning fees, trophies, an extra portapotty, lunch, and media coverage. We have sponsorship packages available at many different price points — and are also open to creative ideas. 

– Do you know of any local businesses who may want to sponsor our event or donate items or gift cards?
– Are you a graphic designer who wants to submit a sweet design and get your artwork on tournament stamped discs, shirts, teesigns, caddybooks, social media, etc.?
– Are you a Seneca local willing and available to host any traveling players? 
– Would you like to sponsor a player’s entry fee?

If you are interested in supporting this event, or know of a local business who may be, please let us know!
Contact us via email at womensopenofmd@gmail.com.

Absolutely! Items must be new and appropriate.

Let us know how you would like us to distribute them! As part of players packs, CTP prizes, a spirit award, volunteer gifts, junior prizes, etc.

Thank you for your support, this tournament would not be possible without your help!

Every penny donated to The Women’s Open of Maryland goes back to the players.  No amount is insignificant. We are eternally grateful to all of our past sponsors and previous donors!

Donations of any amount can be sent via PayPal (preferred), or mailed as a check.

PayPal address (friends and family please): womensopenofmd@gmail.com

Every penny donated to this event goes back to the players. The Women’s Open of Maryland is a not-for-profit, unincorporated association comprised of two individuals, volunteer tournament Directors Andrew Fish and Allie Stone.

Your sponsorship donations will help fund event expenses, such as the following:

  • PDGA sanctioning fees
  • PDGA added cash requirements ($3000.00 for A-Tier in 2020)
  • Merchandise payouts for AMs
  • Player’s Pack items for attendees
  • Post-edited film coverage of lead card, Open Division
  • Lunch for players and caddies
  • Trophies for all 1st place division winners
  • Player’s party food and beverage
  • Porta-potty rentals

Thank you for your support to help advocate for and grow the sport of disc golf for women and girls!

Tournament Questions

Seneca Creek State Park opens at 8:00 AM. Check-in and Registration are from 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM.

Players must be checked in at Tournament Central by 9:00 AM.

Yes! Lunch will be provided on-site.

When registering online, you will be asked to select your dietary preference. We offer omnivore, herbivore, and vegan lunch options.

Yes. There are two porta-potties at Tournament Central. Each 9-hole loop of the course leads back to Tournament Central, the porta-potties, and the parking lot. 

There are also bathrooms with running water and electricity in the park (accessible by car).

You may request a refund through Disc Golf Scene or by emailing us directly.

Please see the PDGA’s Tournament Procedures regarding Withdrawals and Refunds.

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