Professional Disc Golf Assn. tournament coming to PCC and Mayo Park
out! Professional disc golf is coming to
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.