LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority, The Professional Disc Golf Association and the local area women’s professional disc golf team, the Capital Area Crushers, are pleased to announce that the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships will be held September 21-23 on two courses at Burchfield Park. The tournament is sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA). The PDGA is the international governing body for the sport of disc golf and sanctions over 3,500 tournaments in all 50 states, 34 countries, and 8 provinces each year for professional and amateur disc golfers.
“The PDGA is very pleased to come Lansing for this major championship,” said Shawn Sinclair, PDGA events coordinator. “We are looking forward to seeing the best professional and amateur women in the world competing for a national title.”
Disc golf, or Frisbee™ golf as it is more commonly known, is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States with over 7,000 courses in existence and many more being installed each year. The sport is played using the same general rules, terminology and etiquette as traditional golf, but instead of using a club to hit a ball into a hole in the ground, the player throws a high-tech flying disc into a standardized target. Most courses are comprised of 18 par-rated holes with diverse terrain and natural obstacles. The object, just as in traditional golf, is to play in as few throws of the disc as possible. Serious competitors carry a bag of approximately 10-15 discs, each one having a different flight characteristic, but the sport can be played recreationally with only one disc. Golf discs are very different in design from the Frisbee™ you play catch with and can be skillfully thrown by the sport’s top professional players as far as 500’ with amazing, pinpoint accuracy.
"I am proud as a former Lansing resident to be able to bring this awesome event to Lansing,” said tournament director Keith Aten. “With the efforts of Erin Oakley and the local Disc Golf Women's league this event will be the world’s largest women's event ever. Please come out and watch the best female disc golfers compete for a national title. The final round will start at 8:00 am at Burchfield Park in Holt, MI.”
For more information about the event, contact Tournament Director Keith Aten at firstname.lastname@example.org or PDGA Events Coordinator Shawn Sinclair at email@example.com.
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GLSA’s mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. The GLSA will strive to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs for all ages, and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.