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Disc golf course | Upper Park Designs

Since 2011 Upper Park Disc Golf® has focused on unique styles, innovative designs, and unmatched comfort. We believe the best designs should be as versatile as the people using them. We use cutting edge design techniques and durable, outdoor materials to bring our creations to life. 

Our products are designed for all types of play, from casual to professional, and we’re all active members of the disc golf community. We join our industry partners in promoting this incredible sport. 

Our Core Values:

  • Play different - Fuel growth through experience and innovation.
  • Create legendary relationships – Turn suppliers, vendors, team members, and customers into raving fans.
  • Be good humans - Treat all people equally. Celebrate diversity. Be genuine and kind.
  • Enjoy the ride – Be grateful and celebrate the journey we share.

Upper Park Disc Golf®. Play Different.

 

PRESS RELEASE

New York, NY, September 15th, 2020
Upper Park Disc Golf® acquired and positioned for rapid growth

Small Cap Ventures, a New York boutique investment and advisory firm, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Upper Park Disc Golf®, a leader in the disc golf bags and accessories market.  

“Upper Park Disc Golf® has an eight-year track record of success, driven by innovative design and a strong brand reputation,” said Martin Bispels, co-owner of Small Cap Ventures who now serves as CEO for Upper Park Disc Golf®. “We look forward to building on that success through rapid market expansion in this fast-growing sport.”

“The Small Cap Ventures team brings deep resources, strong business experience, and a passion for disc golf,” said Jon Richardson, previous owner and now Head of Product Development for Upper Park Disc Golf®. “Together we will take Upper Park Disc Golf® to the next level.”

About Upper Park Disc Golf® LLC
Since 2011 Upper Park Disc Golf® has focused on unique styles, innovative designs, and unmatched comfort. We believe the best products should be as versatile as the people using them. We use cutting edge design techniques and durable, outdoor materials to bring our creations to life. Our products are designed for all types of play, from casual to professional, and we’re all active members of the disc golf community. We join our industry partners in promoting this incredible sport. 

About Small Cap Ventures LLC
Combining deep investment and operating expertise, Small Cap Ventures LLC is a boutique investment and advisory firm focused on the acquisition and ongoing operations of innovative brands. Small Cap Ventures is owned by Jim Harvey, a seasoned portfolio manager in the international small cap space, and Martin Bispels, a veteran CPG business executive.

Media Contact: Ruth Doyle, ruth@upperparkdiscgolf.com

Martin Bispels

Martin Bispels - Co-owner & CEO - Martin is a father of three, husband to one, motorcyclist, photographer, Dead Head, disc golfer, travel nut, and reformed big company business executive. He’s led sales teams with billions in revenue and helped startups get off the ground. Martin lives on six-acres in Southeastern Pennsylvania where he spends most of his time playing disc golf and working in his barn.

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Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey - Co-owner - Jim has been married to the same wonderful woman for 26 years. He's a father of four, international investor, boat captain, enthusiastic outdoorsman, music lover, and a pretty good chef.

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Jon Richardson

Jon Richardson - Head of Product Development - Jon started Upper Park in 2011 while attending California State University Chico in CA. He currently lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with his wife Chelsae and their aussie-doodle, Basil. Jon has a passion for bag design and product development, but he also loves home renovations, pickleball, bowling, and disc golf.

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