The first Glass Blown Open event was held in 2003, and by 2010, Dynamic Discs started getting involved.
A multi-day affair, the Glass Blown Open has since turned into the largest disc golf event, attracting nearly 1,600 professional golfers across men's and women's divisions.
About the Glass Blown Open
In 2003, disc golfers Eric McCabe and Gabe Werly launched the Glass Blown Open, held as a PDGA B-Tier event with 88 competitors on the roster. Giving the event its name were the glass trophies designed by artist Hal Berger. Three years later, however, Berger passed away, but his protégé Brice Trumbull continued the practice of blowing and designing the event's trophies.
Steady growth over 16 years has since turned the Glass Blown Open into the world's largest disc golf tournament. Still held in Emporia, Kansas, every April, the event brings roughly 1,600 players to town and countless spectators. Not just a sporting event, the GBO, as it's called locally, turns into a town-wide occasion, with themed beers and a festival to mark its kickoff, a block party, and plenty of other gatherings to celebrate the competition.
Glass Blown Open Merchandise
As we found our footing as a brand, Dynamic Discs started working with Eric McCabe, who would eventually win the PDGA World Championship in 2010. Getting our name out there, Eric would sport Dynamic Discs apparel at games and tournaments. Today, he, along with Paige Shue and Ron Convers, Jr., is part of Dynamic Discs' World Champion team.
As GBO and Dynamic Discs are intertwined in more ways than one, we carry a series of commemorative merchandise from ourselves, Latitude 64, and Westside Discs celebrating the event. Browse discs endorsed by our team members, in addition to minis, apparel, and other accessories featuring the GBO logo, and get fast, free shipping on your order.