HOT SPRINGS – Anyone interested in learning more about one of the world’s fastest-growing sports is in luck this weekend, as professional disc golfer Lacey Brugler of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, will be hosting a pair of clinics for area residents on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10.

The clinics, which were organized by local resident Barbara Walter who was a former neighbor to Brugler before moving to Hot Springs.

The first day’s event will take place in Butler Park – where there are currently three disc golf targets recently installed by the city. A morning session begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a two hour hands-on demonstration from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The afternoon session registration starts at 1:30 p.m., and will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The second day’s activities will move out to Angostura Recreation Area south of Hot Springs, where there is – and has been for several years – a 9-hole disc golf course located on grassy hills overlooking the lake between the north boat ramp and the lookout near the dam. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with tee time at 2 p.m.

At the clinic, participants will learn the rules of the game, equipment needed – from the different kinds of discs used depending on the distance to the target – as well as the various techniques and skills needed to be successful.

Disc Golf – also known as frisbee golf or frolf, and defined by Wikipedia – involves players throwing discs at a target using rules similar to regular golf. It is often played on a course of 9 or 18 holes, but other formats are common. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from the landing position of the disc until the target is reached. Players seek to complete a course in the lowest number of total throws

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The game is played in about 40 countries and according to a 2017 study, there are about 35,600 active members of the Professional Disc Golf Association worldwide.

For more information about the upcoming disc golf clinic, contact Barbara Walter at 419-310-0719 or by email at morningrose3248@gmail.com.

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