Illinois College student Nathan Zimmerman is one of the organizers for the Jacksonville disc golf course. He says the local tournament is the same as others held throughout the United States and 44 other countries.
“The tournament is called the Trilogy Challenge and is put on by the companies Dynamic Discs, Westside Discs and Latitude 64,” says Zimmerman.
“The challenge is to raise awareness for the sport and it just tries to get new people out there to play because everybody who registers gets an unreleased disc from these three companies. That way they already have the starting kit by just by participating in the tournament.”
Zimmerman says the idea for the tournament started the Jacksonville disc golf course Facebook group.
He notes that the course has received positive reviews in the community because disc golf is inexpensive and easy to learn.
“Its essentially golf without the clubs and balls,” says Zimmerman.
“You just use three discs: a driver, a mid range and a putter. You have a certain par limit then to get the disc into a basket. The particular course we have is a nine hole course with the potential to expand.”
The course is located near the WLDS/WEAI station on Old State Road.
The tournament takes place on August 17th at 4 p.m and needs 25 participants to take place with maximum of 40 competitors. Entry fee is $25.
You can preregister for the tournament online at discgolfunited.com.