Monday 11 September 2017

Last Chance Disc Golf Event Set for Melville

 If you are a disc golfer still wanting to qualify for the Farrell Agencies Champions’ Challenge, then you will want to mark Sunday, Oct.1 on your calendar

. That is the day the ‘Last Chance Qualifying Tournament will be held at the Melville Disc Golf course.

“The Champions Challenge is for the best-of-the-best,” explained Parkland Association of Disc Golf (PADG) Tournament Chair Trevor Lyons. “You have to be a PADG member and finish in the top two of one of our tournament series events. “So far we have had a deadly dozen qualify, but we wanted to give our members one last chance to get into the event for the one-of-a-kind champion’s jacket.”

The Last Chance Tournament will qualify from one-to-four for the big event to be held Oct. 15, at the Asessippi Beach & Campground north of Russell, MB. Entry fee for the tournament will be $10, with those qualifying for the Champions’ Challenge receiving $20 as a prize. Players will play two rounds of 18

. The tournament in Melville will have an additional purpose, to raise awareness of the course and sport in Melville. “It’s a great course, but underutilized.

We hope hosting the Last Chance event at the course we’ll get a few local people out perhaps participate, but at least take in the event and learn a bit more about disc golf,” said Calvin Daniels PADG President.

Melville disc golfer Josh Gregory, already qualified for the Champions’ Challenge, said he hopes the event becomes a first step into growing the sport in his city. “If we can get a bit more interest with this tournament, it will hopefully grow,” he said. “I would love to hold some how-to-play clinics with local groups and schools in the spring, and I know the PADG would be more than happy to help in anyway it can.”

From there it is hoped a regular ‘disc golf night’ might follow at the Melville course in 2018, and Gregory said he and the PADG are hoping to host a regular tournament in spring as well. Anyone wanting to enter the Last Chance Tournament, (entry can be made the day of event), or learn more about the Melville course or disc golf in general can email -

(Submitted by the Parkland Association of Disc Golf)

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