Hundreds of disc golf players travel to BG for tournament
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A little rain didn’t stop hundreds of disc golf players from traveling to town for the 43rd annual Bowling Green Open Disc Golf Tournament.
“It’s just great for our community because we get to bring in all the outside people and we get to focus money back into our community,” said organizer Chris Westray.
Disc golf is just like regular golf, but instead of hitting a ball with a golf club, you’re throwing a frisbee into a basket.
The players come from all different parts of the country, including Alaska, Mississippi, Colorado, Florida and Indiana.
Bowling Green is a hub for disc golf, with courses at Kereiakes, Ephram White Park and the Loops to name a few.
“Bowling Green has become a mecca for disc golf because this area, when you look at it per capita we have the most amount of disc golf courses in the state of Kentucky,” said Westray.
Some big name players even made an appearance, including professional Christine Jennings.
“Here at these events, these courses make it really scorable so it can be anyone’s game, you really gotta be on top of it,” said Jennings.
And players say it’s the perfect sport for anyone of any age or ability.
“You can be disabled, you can be elderly, you can be young, however you wanna put it, we don’t discriminate on anything. And just get out and throw frisbees and come together as friends,” said Westray.