Disc Golfers Look to Win Division Prizes in Lake Reidsville Open

August 03, 2017
City of Reidsville Press Release – Release Date August 2, 2017
Disc Golfers Look to Win Division
Prizes in Lake Reidsville Open
 In its ninth year, the Lake Reidsville Open draws disc golfers from all over North Carolina and Virginia to the Lake’s Edge course on Sunday, August 6.
 More than 70 participants are expected for this Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) one-day C-Tier event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Each disc golfer is hoping to capture a trophy in their division, including MPO, MPM and FPO as well as all AM divisions. Divisions include the Open, Advanced, Advanced Masters, Advanced Grandmasters, Intermediate, Recreational and Junior 1 Boys. Players can earn points for the 2018 Worlds.

Recent storms in the area had created some havoc with the course, but with the help of the City’s Parks & Rec staff, the course has been restored, according to Tournament Director Tyson Harton.
“Lake Reidsville is one of the State’s premier disc golf courses and attracts golfers from all over,” he said. “Reidsville Parks and Recreation has always been a gracious host to our events, and we love to promote disc golf in Reidsville and Rockingham County.
“We are looking forward to another great event Sunday and getting to throw some Frisbees in the woods!”
Frederick Thompson, the City’s Parks and Recreation Superintendent, agrees that the Lake’s Edge course is a great asset to the community.
“With the support of Tyson Harton and other disc golf enthusiasts, this course has become well known and respected among the professional disc golfer community and is a favorite course of many,” Thompson said.
 Participants register beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a mandatory meeting at 9 a.m. Spectators are also invited to come and follow one of the two pro cards that are on the course, Harton said.
The Lake’s Edge course at Lake Reidsville, 630 Water Works Road, opened in June of 2007. Based on traditional golf, disc golfers throw a flying disc into a metal basket with chains hanging over it. The player that travels the course making the fewest number of throws of the disc wins.
Lake’s Edge was designed by Russell Schwartz of Innova Disc Golf, considered the “Nike” of disc golf. Geared for the family and for professional play, the course is located in the woods of Lake Reidsville Recreation Park with the first basket located at the Camp Store. The course is challenging as players must maneuver their shots around trees and over water.
 
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