Students Staff

17 August 2011

British Disc Golf Open coming to University of Essex

Top disc golfers will be coming to the University of Essex later this month to take part in the 33rd British Disc Golf Open Tournament.

Disc golf is similar to the traditional game of golf, but competitors use a disc and try to complete each 'hole' in the fewest number of throws.

Competitors from across the world will be coming to the Colchester Campus to take part in the tournament on Saturday 20 August and Sunday 21 August.

The University of Essex 18-hole course is one of the oldest in the UK and is located in the beautiful parkland which surrounds the Colchester Campus buildings. This is the eighth time the University has hosted the British Disc Golf Open, which is organised by the British Disc Golf Association and the Professional Disc Golf Association Europe (PDGA Europe).

The Colchester Campus is an ideal venue as participants, families and friends can stay in accommodation on Campus.

Charlie Mead, from PDGA Europe, said: "This year the British Disc Golf Open also hosts the first Global Disc Golf Tournament, with players here also competing with over 1,000 players worldwide on 15 different courses.

“With top world-ranked Markus Kalstrom from Sweden competing at Essex and expected to lift the British Disc Golf Open title he will be a strong contender for the Global title too."

Anyone wanting to try-out the 18-hole course being used for the tournament can hire discs, maps and scorecards from the University of Essex Sports Centre. Beginners and children can also try the 9-hole course.

For more information about disc golf at the University contact the Sports Centre on 01206 873250.

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