LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Disc Golf Association will host its second annual anniversary tournament at Scotland Yard on June 10.
The two-round tournament starts at 10 a.m on Sunday at hole one behind the parking lot of the Scotland Place. A hot dog and hamburger lunch will be provided for all players in between the two rounds. The second round will begin at approximately 1:20 p.m. with an award ceremony to follow. Trophies will be given to first-place finishers in all three divisions.
The Scotland County Disc Golf Tournament is designed to include players of all experience levels, and features three different divisions — pro, advanced and amateur — to accommodate varying degrees of skill.
New players can register for the amateur division, which offers competition between first-time players. An advanced division will also be offered for those with some disc golf experience. The pro division will consist of player who are well versed in the sport and compete in tournaments and the Pro Disc Golf Tour.
Tournament organizer Andrew Batten said the sport is a very simple and easy game to learn and participate in for those who are unfamiliar with it.
Disc golf, or frisbee golf, is generally played on a nine or 18-hole course and has rules that are similar to a traditional game of golf. Players begin each hole by throwing their disc from a tee area toward the basket or hole. After their initial throw, players pick up their frisbee and throw again until the basket is reached. The goal is to complete the course in the fewest number of throws. Each hole is scored just using eagle, birdie, par, bogey and so on to determine a players score. A hole in one is referred to as an ace.
Amber Hatten-Staley can be reached at 910-506-3170 or [email protected]