The Sunshine Disc Golf Association (SCDGA) held its third tournament of the season last weekend with 30 participants competing across three divisions at Shirley Macey Park outside Gibsons.
Club president Denny Nordli won the top Open Division with a score of -8, vice president Jeff Doran won Intermediate Division with a score of -2 and Paul Rietze won Recreational Division with a score of +3.
The weekend’s Summertime Blues event was the third in a four-part tournament series which will culminate on Sunday, Oct. 3 with the SCDGA Championships.
The SCDGA is a non-profit society whose mandate is to grow the sport of disc golf on the Sunshine Coast through public outreach and through partnerships with local municipalities and parks staff. Currently the Sunshine Coast’s only public course is a nine-hole layout at Shirley Macey Park, but the SCDGA is making progress on its goal of adding more courses in the near future.
“The growth we’ve seen in the past year has been incredible,” says SCDGA board member Trevor Connors. “In 2019 our membership had fewer than 20 individuals, but since the pandemic we’ve grown to over 70 active, dues-paying members. And there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other players on the Coast playing casually, as well.”
Disc golf, also called frisbee golf, is an outdoor sport with rules similar to traditional golf in that the player with the fewest shots (throws) wins the game. In disc golf, competitors throw a disc (frisbee) around trees, shrubs and other natural objects on their way to a basket target.
If you’re interested in learning more about the SCDGA or just about disc golf in general, you can follow the SCDGA on Facebook at facebook.com/sunshinecoastdiscgolf or on the web at scdga.ca.