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The Masters Cup
is an annual disc golf
Disc golf is a disc game in which individual players throw a flying disc into a basket or at a target. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, "The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc." Of the more than 3000...
tournament held at De Laveaga Disc Golf Course
De Laveaga Disc Golf Course is a world renowned 27-hole disc golf course in the hills above Santa Cruz, California. It boasts one of the original long disc golf courses, with some holes measuring more than 500 feet in length...
in Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz is the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California in the US. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Santa Cruz had a total population of 59,946...
. The event features both amateur and professional divisions. The 23rd annual Masters Cup was held April 18-20 (Am) and May 2-4 (Pro), 2008.
The Masters Cup is as important to the Professional Disc Golf Association
The Professional Disc Golf Association is a membership organization dedicated to the promotion and sustainable growth ofdisc golf...
(PDGA) tour as The Masters Tournament
The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters , is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year...
is to the PGA
Professional Golfers' Association, , is the usual term for a professional association in men's golf. It is often abbreviated to PGA...
, though far less well-known to the general public. Each year, one player is selected to receive the "Steady" Ed Memorial Trophy, a lifetime achievement award dedicated to the spirit of disc golf immortal "Steady" Ed Headrick. The 2008 winner of the memorial trophy was Marty Hapnerhttp://www.pdga.com/news/articles/a-056.php
, 2004 inductee to the PDGA hall of fame and long time supporter of DeLaveaga disc golf club, the PDGA,and disc golf in general.
Previous memorial trophy recipients have included Ken Climo
Ken "The Champ" Climo, from Clearwater, Florida, is a professional disc golfer and is unanimously considered the best player to have ever played the game. Climo has claimed Twelve PDGA World Championship titles, including nine in as many years from 1990 to 1998...
and Tom Schot.