The Rocky Mount Disc Golf Club will sponsor its fourth annual Ice Bowl on Saturday at Battle Park.

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The Rocky Mount Disc Golf Club will sponsor its fourth annual Ice Bowl on Saturday at Battle Park.

Disc golf club to hold annual charity tourney

By Darla Slipke

Staff Writer

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Local disc golfers are invited to participate in a tournament this weekend while supporting a good cause.

The Rocky Mount Disc Golf Club is organizing its fourth annual Ice Bowl event Saturday at Battle Park. Registration for the event will start at 8 a.m., and tee time will be at 9 a.m.

The Ice Bowl will feature different divisions, including Open, Master’s, Advanced, Intermediate and Recreational.

The entry fee for the event is $20, plus two cans of food that will be donated to an area food bank. Money that is raised beyond the expenses to the disc golf club also will be donated to the food bank.

Participants will play two rounds at a temporary course at Battle Park. During the first round, disc golfers will have an opportunity to buy up to 18 mulligans for $1 each.

Disc golf is similar to traditional golf, but instead of clubs and a ball, players use a disc. Disc golfers throw a disc from a tee area to a target, which often is an elevated metal basket. Until they reach the target, players must make each consecutive throw from the place where the disc landed during the previous throw. The goal is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws.

Disc golf is a relatively inexpensive sport. A professional quality disc costs less than $15, according to the Professional Disc Golf Association.

The Rocky Mount Disc Golf Club is open to anyone who would like to participate, said Billy Freeman, a member of the club. The club holds a singles tournament on the first Saturday of each month and a doubles event on the second Saturday of each month.

Throughout the summer, club members also play on Wednesday nights.

Many of the club members also play in tournaments throughout the state, Freeman said. He said he enjoys spending time with friends and meeting new people.

To learn more about the Rocky Mount Disc Golf Club, visit www.rockymountdg.com.