A Pro-Am Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Four Seasons course in Snowflake will help NPC Friends and Family provide scholarships for Northland Pioneer College students.
“NPC Friends and Family has partnered with the City of Snowflake to not only generate scholarship funds but to raise awareness of the beautiful 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!”
Disc golf Hall of Famer Dan Ginnelly, and “Snowflake” Steve Johnston, two pioneers of the sport, designed the Four Seasons course. Johnston, who will serve as Tournament Director, is also crafting the trophies. 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, hand tie-dyed 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. Winning amateur players will receive Johnson-created trophies as prizes. The players in the pro division will play for a half-cash payback for the top third in each category.
“Thanks again to the generosity of the towns of Snowflake and Taylor, we are able to add $2,000 to the pro cash purse,” added Wilson. “We are hoping to make this a ‘destination’ event, where disc golfers not only compete in the tournament but spend additional time seeing what this beautiful region has to offer.”
Wilson is encouraging registration on or before July 10 to guarantee your tee shirt size and player pack.