Birdshot was formed in the summer of 2007 because a group of disc golf buddies wanted to fill a void. Nobody was running disc golf events in the Houston area anymore. Saturday only, local PDGA sanctioned tournaments was the model of success at the time. Originally started in the earlier part of the 2000 decade by Chris Himing and the Texas 10 Tour, the model was emulated by locals John Edwards and Scott Rowzanoski of Team Disaster with their Gulf Coast Series followed by Rick "Danger" Bannister with his Fly-N-High series. But by 2007, none of the former were running events. Chris had to return to his native Australia when his Visa ran out and as for the others, trying to run a disc golf business based on periodic events and selling disc golf products out of your car or garage was not sustainable. The Saturday series had gone away and local players had to travel to other areas of Texas to play sanctioned tournaments. The core group that decided to form Birdshot wanted to revive the sanctioned area tournament series and since they would be local events, it was decided to call it The Greater Houston Championship Series.

Birdshot decided to focus on tournament administration and a mission of reviving disc golf courses. They didn't want the financial burden of maintaining a disc golf inventory for event awards and payout so they asked Disc Golf Consultants (DGC) to sponsor in return for vending events. The partnership has been working together since that very first event in October of 2007. Over the next 4 years, worked together to build and grow the area tour into monthly sanctioned tournaments, minis, leagues and assisting with other types of disc golf events. Through the course of growth, DGC was there to sponsor and support. In 2011, DGC expanded and the tournament vending was renamed DGProShop. Moving into 2012 the group merged to become one entity, Birdshot-DGProShop. With 5 years of experience working together, the mission remains the same... to present affordable and professionally run tournaments in a timely and safe manner that showcase the premiere disc golf courses on Southeast Texas, but the goal is to improve on that by reaching for a higher level of event production. Stay tuned... there's more to come!

Birdshot-DGProShop provides all of the components necessary (planning, marketing, admin, vending) individually or the complete package to produce your event. If you are interested in having Birdshot-DGProShop assist with your disc golf event, please let us know.

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