“This is the best sport you can casually pick up and play,” says Ben Taylor of the Memphis Area Disc (MAD) Golf Club.
In fact, Taylor just got into disc golf about a year ago in conjunction with a weight-loss challenge. He had never played golf, never thrown a Frisbee to someone. The idea was that he would get outside and do some walking. He taught himself how to play, in part, through YouTube videos. (He lost 75 pounds.)
Taylor is vice president of MAD and is helping steer the club’s Bluff City Classic tournament at the Overton Park golf course on July 2nd.
Disc golf is played like regular golf. Players tee off; they putt. They use different discs as putters and drivers.
The tournament, which follows the Professional Disc Golf Association rules, is open to everyone from recreational players to masters (over 40) and pros. Central BBQ is the title sponsor.
Funds raised from the Bluff City Classic will go toward maintaining the five courses in the area. There are 15 courses within 30 minutes of Memphis, Taylor says.
There will be practice round on Friday at Overton Park. To pre-register, go here.