Disc golf tournament set for this weekend

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Wednesday September 12, 2012

Augusta, Ga--The Augusta Disc Golf Association (ADGA) is pleased to announce that the 22nd Annual Augusta Disc Golf Classic presented by Robolli’s will be held September 15-16, 2012 at Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina and Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta, Georgia. The tournament is sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) as an A-tier event, meaning it will bring in a mixed level of competitors; including top level professional players to the novice player. The PDGA is the international governing body for the sport of disc golf and sanctions over 1,000 tournaments around the world each year for professional and amateur disc golfers. The tournament format will have the competitors playing two rounds of 18 holes on Saturday at Riverview Park and two rounds of 18 holes on Sunday at Lake Olmstead. Admission for spectators is free and all are cordially invited to attend.

Disc Golf, or Frisbee™ Golf as it is more commonly known, is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States with over 3,000 courses in existence and many more being installed each year. The sport is played using the same general rules, terminology and etiquette as traditional golf, but instead of using a club to hit a ball into a hole in the ground, the player throws a high-tech flying disc into a standardized, above ground disc catching device. Most courses are comprised of 18 par rated holes with diverse terrain and natural obstacles, and the object, just as in traditional golf, is to play in as few throws of the disc as possible. Golf discs are very different in design from the Frisbee™ you play catch with and can be skillfully thrown by the sport’s top professional players as far as 500’ with amazing pinpoint accuracy.

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