Disc Golf Tournament

May 22, 2017 by Anonymous

A Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Four Seasons course in Snowflake will help NPC Friends and Family provide scholarships for Northland Pioneer College students who are veterans of our armed forces.

NPC Friends and Family Disc Golf Tournament logo

“NPC Friends and Family has partnered with the City of Snowflake to not only generate scholarship funds but to raise awareness of the beautiful new Four Seasons course, which shares the grounds with the Snowflake Municipal Golf Course, and increase interest in a wholesome, outdoor sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family for a nominal cost,” explains Betsyann Wilson, executive director of NPC Friends and Family. “Spectators are welcome to come and see what the sport of disc golf is all about!”

The NPC Friends and Family board voted in March to dedicate the proceeds of the Disc Golf tournament exclusively to assist veterans enrolled at NPC.

“Disc golf has been around since the 1970s, when Hippies in California started tossing Frisbees® at targets on the beach,” explains NPC Professor and professional disc golfer Andrew Hassard. The same rules as “ball golf” apply, as players shoot for baskets around the course. “It is a relaxing, enjoyable way to get outside, walk with family or friends, while having an objective in mind.”

Unlike many sports, size and physical strength are not factors in disc golf. “There is a wide range of skill levels. Kids can compete, as well as adults,” adds Hassard. Putting baskets and extra discs will be available at the event if spectators want to try their hand as the sport.

Disc Golf Hall of Famer Dan Ginnelly, and “Snowflake” Steve Johnston, two pioneers of the sport, co-designed the Four Seasons course. Johnston, who will serve as Tournament Director, is also crafting the trophies to be awarded to the winning amateurs. His trophy designs are well-known and highly-prized among disc golfers around the Southwest.

Registration, $60 for amateur and $70 for professionals, provides lunch, two rounds of tournament action (morning and afternoon) and a gift bag complete with a new disc, tee shirt, hat and sunscreen. There will be categories for both men and women, pro and amateur players, as well as Youth Under 16 and Youth Under 10. The players in the pro division will play for a half-cash payback for the top third in each category.

More information and registration links can be found at www.npc.edu/DiscGolf, or by contacting NPC Friends and Family Executive Director Betsyann Wilson at (928) 536-6245 or email.