Ricky Wysocki: 2x World Champion

At Augusta, Georgia, the 24th of June, Ricky Wysocki on Team Latitude 64° won his second World Championship title in a row.

With his Worlds title in Emporia 2016 and a strong 2017 season with lots of tournament wins and strong performances, Ricky Wysocki was considered the man to beat. After round one (-8) he found himself at fifth place. But the rest of the 2017 Pro Worlds journey was a showcase of Wysocki dominance. Hot rounds in round two (-12) and three (-13) put Ricky eight shots ahead of his closest competitor.

A lightning delay in the middle of the final round could have rattled some nerves. Especially as 4x World Champion Paul McBeth surged to second place and started to close the gap on Wysocki. Then Ricky showed determination and focus, birdied six holes in a row after the delay. No one could catch up after that birdie streak.

After the round he wanted to thank his family members who travelled from nearby Fort Mill, South Carolina, to watch and cheer. And as it concluded, also celebrate his second Pro Worlds title.

“It wouldn’t be possible without all their support,” Wysocki said of his built-in cheering section. “My brother-in-law helps me with all the off-the-course stuff, managed everything. I’m able to go out and practice and travel the world and play at the highest level. He’s just one of them, but all of them mean something and have their own place. It’s really awesome to be able to share the experience with them because last year was so far away. I feel like I just kinda made up for them not being here last year.” (quote from Disc Golf Ultiworld article)

Link to full results >

Latitude 64° and Ricky Wysocki have been partners for a couple of years now. Ricky is not just a great disc golfer, he is also a great ambassador for the sport.
Seeing the best player in the world play with our discs fills us with pride!

Video coverage 2017 Pro Worlds – Open Men >

Interview with Ricky Wysocki (by SmashBoxxTV)

PDGA World Championship results for Team Latitude 64°

Open Men
1. Ricky Wysocki -41
3. JohnE McCray -30
5. Devan Owens -28
8. Cameron Colglazier -26
17. Chris Clemons -21
17. Matthew Orum -21
17. Josh Childs -21
21. Bobby Musick -20
47. Weston Isaacs -11
57. David Feldberg -9
65. Nicholas Masters -8
68. Matt Dollar -7
72. Zackeriath Johnson -5
89. Samuel Henderson E
93. Christopher Watson +1
128. Max Johnson +10
156. Matt Bell DNF
156. Scott Reek DNF

Open Women
23. Kelly Muth +37
32. Haley Childs +44

Mixed Doubles
8. Ashley Collins & Matt Dollar -20
9. Haley Childs & Joshua Childs -19
10. Lisa Fajkus & Matt Bell -14

2017 Pro World Videos

All the videos from MPO division at the 2017 Pro Worlds in Augusta, GA, where Ricky Wysocki won his second World Championship title.

Worlds: McCray with a flying start

The first round of the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships has been played. JohnE McCray on Team Latitude 64° got off to a flying start. With a -12 under par round he sits 3 shots ahead of the competition. McCray, 45 years old, already has a World Champion title in Masters division under his belt. But his results the last couple of years certainly proves that he has what it takes to win the Open title. And he took some time off touring for extra preparation and practice the Worlds courses.

“I’ve only got a few more years to attempt this in the Open division, so I have to take advantage of everything I can. So I took a little more time and got a little more practice in out here,” McCray said to Discgolf Ultiworld. (link to full article here)

Team Latitude 64° scores after round 1:

Open Men – A pool results
1. JohnE McCray -12
5. Devan Owens -8
5. Ricky Wysocki -8
11. Nicholas Masters -7
16. Cameron Colglazier -6
21. Josh Childs -5
21. Zackeriath Johnson -5
27. Bobby Musick -4
28. Matthew Orum -4
32. David Feldberg -3
32. Matt Dollar -3
47. Chris Clemons -1
62. Matt Bell +1

Open Men – B pool results 
2. Weston Isaacs -6
10. Christopher Watson -4
35. Samuel Henderson E
54. Max Johnson +2
87. Scott Reek +8

Open Women
34. Kelly Muth +15
36. Haley Childs +16

Field events
The fields events took place on Tuesday with Long Drive, Mini Golf, Putting and and SkillShot.
Kelly Muth on Team Latitude 64° finished 3rd in putting.

ProBasket Elite – new and improved

The new and updated edition of the ProBasket has arrived. We call it the ProBasket Elite. The double chain set consists of 14 inner and 14 outer chains which gives it a “softer edge”, and increases the chance for discs to “stick” to the chains. An upgrade from the last edition which only had 13 inner and 13 outer chains. This also ensures that putts don’t slip through the chains, and likewise hitting the pole causing frustrating ”spit outs”. The yellow 4” tall deflector band on the top rim improves visibility in all conditions, and the chain sliders on the inside steers the chains in a zig zag pattern which also makes the basket even less sensitive to ”spit outs”. Tension screws are included for increased stability and the splittable pole and welded nuts makes for easier assembly.

The ProBasket Elite is made of high quality materials with the goal of making it both functional, long lasting and beautiful. The pole and chains are galvanized, and the top and basket are given a E-Zink foundation to reduce the risk of corrosion. After E-Zink treatment a powder coat finish is applied to get optimal protection and to make it what is arguably the best looking Disc Golf target out there.

The ProBasket Elite can be fitted with multiple choices of top and ground attachments.

Intense finish when Ricky wins again

We have seen it before. Ricky Wysocki wins a big event after an intense final tournament day. At the Beaver State Fling he and Paul McBeth battled it out neck to neck and a play-off was needed to crown a champion. At the second play-off hole Ricky Wysocki got the birdie he needed to win!

Congratulations! Also big shout outs to fellow Team Latitude 64° players James Proctor (4th) and Devan Owens (10th), Patrick Brown (3rd in Masters) and Sai Ananda (10th in Open Women).

Well played Team Latitude 64°!

To watch the final 9 holes and play-off: Here it is!

More video coverage from Beaver State Fling can be found here: