By Anna Skinner
Anybody interested in disc golf has the opportunity to try out a brand new, prototype disc from Discraft for the Discraft Ace Race.
The Hamilton Disc Golf Union is holding an event on Aug. 16 at Lawrence Park in Carmel. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all rounds of the game must be played with prototype disc.
A full game of disc golf with nine rounds usually lasts about an hour and 20 minutes.
“This event is for all skill levels, these are new discs and we are one of the first ones in the area and country to throw these discs,” said Matthew Boals, treasurer of the HDGU. “Everybody has an equal chance because even the most experienced players don’t know how these will throw.
It’s a really good way to get people exposed to the sport and come out and play more.”
Carmel has the most disc golf courses in Indiana, seven public locations where people can play for free.
There is online pre-registration for the event. The fees pay for two prototype discs and a shirt for the player, and total to about $27. All proceeds go to the Hamilton County Humane Society.
If someone wants to donate more, and Boals said there are many who do, they can write out a personal check or bring cash directly to the Humane Society.
Pre-registration can be found at discgolfscene.com under the Hamilton Disc Golf section. Boals said people should also feel free to join the Hamilton Disc Golf Union for an annual $20 fee.
Boals is still looking for some sponsors for the event. Anyone interested can call him at 331-3348 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. People who don’t pre-register will also be able to participate by signing up on the day-of.