Disc Golf Club Competes Nationally
Sports and relaxation generally don’t go hand in hand. But when you find yourself out on a disc golf course, it is hard to tell the difference between competing to be better and just soaking in life.
According to the club’s University Recreation page, disc golf is a great way to meet new people and is an awesome life-long recreational activity for anyone. Indeed, disc golf can be played by anyone who owns a $15 dollar or two, which makes it a relatively inexpensive hobby to have.
Despite being a pick up and play type sport, disc golf is known as easy to learn but difficult to master. The rules are similar to those in regular golf, as you aim for the least amount of strokes before getting the disc to the pin.
Joining the disc golf club at UA is a simple process: pay the $5 dues and come to the practices, which take place at 4 p.m. at the course at Lake Fayetteville. Twenty-25 members actively participate in the club, which was formed five years ago and is led by the president of two years, Robert Davis.
Depending on how much you want to get out of the club, you can also travel with the team to tournaments around the country. The team is traveling to St. Louis, Mo., March 15-17 for the Gateway Collegiate Classic, and also plans on competing at the National Championships in North Augusta, S.C., again this year. Last year the club was able to send two teams of four, and fielded an ‘A’ and ‘B’ team at the tournament.
“We placed 20th last year, and we are definitely looking to improve on that this year,” Davis said.
For fundraising, the club is putting on the 11th semiannual Razorback Classic March 11. Held on Old Main Lawn, the event helps promote the growth of collegiate disc golf in the area, and provides fundraising for the club.
Northwest Arkansas is a hotbed for the sport, and features some great courses to play. The club utilizes Lake Fayetteville and JB Hunt Park in Lowell to get practice in, which pretty much applies to any day when the sun is shining.
The club recommends giving it a shot no matter what skill level you have. Whether you are a beginner or have been playing your whole life, there is a spot for you with the Razorback Disc Golf team. They actively update their Facebook page, Razorback Disc Golf, with the information needed regarding practices and upcoming events.