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Professional Disc Golf Assn. tournament coming to PCC and Mayo Park

Published Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Watch out!  Professional disc golf is coming to Person County!  

Person County is about to get its first Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) sanctioned tournament. Some of the best professional disc golfers in the world are expected to make their way to our county this month for the Rockness Monster vs. Sasquatch PDGA tournament.  

The tournament will be played at Person County’s two public disc golf courses on Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 27. Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) course, the Rockness Monster, is known for its elevation changes (almost like a mountain course) and its many rock formations. Mayo Park’s course, the Sasquatch, proves a challenge with its water holes and more open holes for those who want to show off their distance skills, according to Dave Wehrenberg, PCC disc golf instructor who is also a PDGA member.  

“Some of the best professional disc golfers in the world have been invited to this tournament,” said Wehrenberg. “Hopefully the pros will enjoy the challenge of Person County’s disc golf courses.”  

The upcoming PDGA tournament will be the first sanctioned tournament to be held in the county, although there have been five other non-sanctioned disc golf tournaments here, attracting disc golfers from places as far away as South Carolina, Asheville, and Northern Virginia.  

The Rockness Monster vs. Sasquatch PDGA tournament will be held at Mayo Park on Saturday, Oct. 26, and at PCC on Sunday, Oct. 27.  The tournament is open to the public, and the public is also invited to come out and watch the event. For more information, contact Dave Wehrenberg at (336) 322-2135 or go to the PCC website at www.piedmontcc.edu/discgolf.  

Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Disc golf course installations have more than doubled in the last seven years worldwide. Disc golf is played similar to ball golf, but played with Frisbee-like discs. “Disc golf is fun, inexpensive to play, and is a sport that everyone can play, regardless of age, ability, or gender,” said Wehrenberg.