Parks and rec departments around WNC are jointly hosting a unique disc golf tournament for the first time ever on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24.
The disc golf course at the Waynesville Rec Park along Richland Creek is one of four sites where the Region 9 Sidewinder Disc Golf Tournament will be held. Others are Black Mountain, Mars Hill and Fletcher.
Top four winners from the regional sites on Saturday advance to finals on Sunday at the Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course in Asheville.
There are three divisions for all skill levels: novice, recreation and professional. The novice will place 18 holes and the recreational and professional teams will play 36 holes. The format is 2-person teams with a captains choice format.
The tournament is a fundraiser to support the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association. Cost is $20 per novice team, $40 per recreational team, and $50 per professional team. Lunch will be provided at each regional location on Saturday, and everyone gets a disc and T-shirt. Play starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday.