Known for his humility, generosity, and professional demeanor, Fred Salaz is a champion whose skills with a disc are rivaled only by his tireless commitment to course development. His peers recognized him with the Bob West Sportsmanship Award in 1999. He introduced the disc golf exercise tool and distance enhancement device known as “The Equalizer.” Fred is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and improvements at the world class Idlewild Disc Golf Course, a par seventy-two masterpiece design that tests every aspect of a professional’s game. He continues to succeed brilliantly in reaching new players by collaborating with northern Kentucky park officials. Always giving back to the sport, Fred Salaz is a true gentleman representing disc golf.
Since 1981, Michael Travers has acted as a quiet influence in disc golf. To date, he has won nineteen Nor Cal “Player of the Year” awards. His numerous tournament wins include a victory at the World Flying Disc Championships. To excel, he has demonstrated ultimate sportsmanship, exceptional putting ability, and unselfish teamwork. Many describe his scenic valley course designs as “ahead of their time.” The Mother Lode Disc Golf Tournament stands out among the one-hundred-plus events he has directed. Michael empowers many players involved in the Sky Catz Disc Golf Club and the Nor Cal Series. He is a mentor who gets the job done with spiritual disposition. Michael Travers will always be a living legend in all our hearts.