Truckee’s disc golf course makes professional debut
The Sports Exchange will host Truckee’s first Professional Disc Golf Association Pro/Am Disc Golf Tournament July 22-23 at the Truckee River Regional Park Disc Golf Course.
The tournament is the second of four competitions included in the Lake Tahoe Disc Golf Series 2000.
The competition is split into four categories, junior, intermediate/amateurs, advanced/master, and the pro division. Registration fees range from $30 to $60 depending on the division.
Only 84 competitors are allowed to register for the event, and according to assistant tournament director Paul Dillon, space is filling up quickly.
Entries must be postmarked by July 14 to avoid the $5 late registration fee. Otherwise, late registration will take place from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 21.
The event will include a raffle, barbecue, and awards ceremony with cash prizes for the pros.
Also, there will be awards for the junior through advanced/master division worth more than $1500.
The Truckee-Donner Parks and Recreation District Board approved a $15,000 grant to create the disc golf course last year.
Dillon, who heads the Truckee Disc Golf Club, spearheaded the project and began renovating the area with the help of fellow golfers.
“We’ve built everything [at the Truckee River Regional Park] with our own two hands,” said Dillon.
“From the landscaping to the baskets, to erosion control, all the labor was done by volunteers.”
Dan O’Gorman, Supervisor for TDPRD, said that Dillon has been instrumental in organizing the event, and getting the TDPRD board to approve the competition.
The two other TDGS events, the Disc-wood at Kirkwood, and the Northern Nevada State Championships at Zephyr Cove, will take place later this summer.
For more information on the Sports Exchange Pro/Am Disc Golf Tournament see http://www.tahoedisc.com, or call 550-8722.
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