This past weekend, Strathmore was home to a disc golf tournament for both pros and amateurs. Todd Kennedy, one of the directors on the board for the Strathmore Disc Golf Club, said the tournament had a great turnout, “The tournament went really well. We had 91 players over two different days and they played from sometimes 7:30 in the morning till, I think, our last group finished up around 6 at night on Sunday afternoon.” The tournament was part of the Wildrose Series and participants will be heading to Calgary to continue the series at another tournament this weekend.

Kennedy mentioned that Saturday was the pro division. It saw 16 pros come out to play and on Sunday 75 amateurs hit the course. He explained that disc golfers from all over the place had come to take part in the tournament, “We had disc golfers from Edmonton, Red Deer and as far away as I think we had seven from Saskatchewan this weekend.” Kennedy explained that the tournament was done in a safe manner with groups of up to 4 going through the course with set tee times to allow for social distancing and avoid large groups of people gathering in one spot.

Kennedy said that disc golf is a great sport to get into, especially right now. “It’s just a fantastic way, to get out of the house, be able to do a sport and also maintain social distancing.” He explained that disc golf allows smaller groups of people to socialize in a safe way and get some exercise at the same time. Kennedy thinks Strathmore offers a great disc golf course and more people should check it out. The Strathmore Disc Golf Club will be hosting the Strathmore Trilogy Challenge on August 9. Kennedy explained that families can come out and, “for a $50 registration fee, ahead of time, they get some brand new discs and some packages and stuff to go with it and play some serious disc golf.”

Anyone interested in getting involved in the Strathmore Disc Golf Club can visit their website for more information on course maps, where to get discs and more.