Warm up the arm, perfect the arc and bring your discs for the St. Charles Park District’s first ever Disc Golf Frenzy.
This recreational tournament is slated for Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Disc Golf course at James O. Breen Community Park. The tournament is open to all skill levels, and participants must be at least 8 and older. Players will navigate their shots and negotiate obstacles along the way.
The player with the lowest score will be the declared the Overall Winner and there will be awards for players based on age tiers. All competitors will receive a goody bag and refreshments. Spectators are welcome to cheer on their favorite players.
Tournament supervisor TC Hull said interest in disc golf has definitely grown over the last several years, with more local courses for players and the ease of play. The basic equipment includes a disc, which is similar to a Frisbee although it is heavier and studier. More advanced players often carry several discs, some for driving the fairway and others for putting, similar to golf.
The objective is to get the disc in the hole, which is an elevated basket on a metal pole. The sport provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise and mental stimulation.
“It’s just about having fun and getting out,” Hull said. “I enjoy it because it’s a way to get outside and be active.”
Disc golf is a sport for all ages and great for a family to enjoy. Hull said he started playing with some friends in high school.
The Disc Golf Frenzy Tournament registration is open and the cost is $20 a person for park district residents and $30 for non-residents. Advanced registration is required. Players must bring their own equipment. Players will complete 18 holes for the tournament and the PDGA official rules and regulations will be enforced.
Get some practice before the tournament at the park district’s free 9-holeDisc Golf course at the James O. Breen Community Park. The course is open 9 a.m. to dusk, weather permitting. The course is located on more than six acres along the north side of Campton Hills Road, just west of Peck Road. The course runs through a wooded area and follows the naturally rolling terrain. With changes in elevation and a thick grove of trees players will discover new challenges with each visit, to keep the game interesting.
For the course each hole is a par three. Visit the website for a course map, more information or to register for the Disc Golf Frenzy Tournament.