World champions give Järva support in the fight for the park

By on July 1, 2019
World Champion 2018 in disc golf - Gregg Barsby from California.

The reigning world champion in discgolf Gregg Barsby from the USA comes to Tensta on July 8 to show his support for Järva DiscGolfPark which he believes is the premier disc golf course in the world. The popular and award-winning park is threatened by the City of Stockholm’s plans at a cemetery.

On July 8, the open challenge “Barsby vs You” is arranged where the world champion meets new challengers on each new hole of the track’s 27 holes. It will be a unique opportunity for anyone interested to see a champion play, and for 54 selected contenders to try to beat him. The registration opens today Monday 1 July at 10:00.

The income from the event go to the battle to save the park.

– We are extremely grateful that the world’s best disc golfer give us this support in Järva. Swedes usually joke about Americans and others who hardly know where Sweden is, but apparently there are those who know more about the Järva field than the politicians in Stockholm City Hall – and care more also, says Simon Lindgren, contact person for the event at Järva DiscGolfPark.

– What picture of Järva do politicians want to spread? Only a no-go-zone characterized by violence and death – or a park where people can enjoy life and socializing, asks tenant Björn Erdal, spokesman for the network Let Parken Leva.

With his visit, Gregg Barsby wants to pay attention to what a fantastic attraction Järva DiscGolfPark is. Here Stockholm shows itself as an innovative environmental capital. Through the 25-year cooperation with Järva DiscGolfPark, the city has not only received a world-famous sports facility but also a prized landscape park at zero cost for the taxpayers.

– We hope that the green-blue board in Stockholm wants to show the same interest in what is happening at Järva as Gregg Barsby, says Björn Erdal.

The Network Låt Parken Leva suggest that the city lay the planned burial ground on unused arable land next to the park. Then Järva DiscGolfPark can live on at the same time as the burial ground, due to better ground conditions becomes considerably cheaper.

Järva DiscGolfPark – award winning landscape park and world famous disc golf course.

Facts Gregg Barsby.
From Grass Valley, California. 32 years. Ruling world champion. Set up in 394 competitions in his career and won 67. He has competed on Järva twice: European Masters 2014 and 2016. He then placed himself as number 8 and 13. Although he did not succeed really well at Järva he has appointed it to the world’s best disc golf course.

Monday, July 8, he will play 27 holes challenged by 54 players playing against him in pairs. Best shot – opponents always get two tries on each hole and always choose their best throw. So every couple plays only one hole.

After his visit to Järva, Gregg Barsby travels to Finland to compete in the European Open Tampere.

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