By Mark Ambrogi
Matt Boals figures there isn’t a much better way to raise money for a good cause than with a morning of disc golf in brisk weather.
The 17th annual Hamilton Disc Golf Union Ice Bowl is set for 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Dillon Park, 6001 Edenshall Lane, Noblesville.
Boals, a Fishers resident, said this is his sixth year and the proceeds will benefit Third Phase.
Based in Noblesville, Third Phase is Hamilton Co.’s largest food and clothing pantry and has an emergency shelter for battered women.
“If you need help, they are there,” said Boals, public relations director for the Hamilton Disc Golf Union.
The HDGU has one of the more active disc golf clubs in the state, Boals said. There are seven disc golf courses in Hamilton Co.
Boals said there are different size discs for driving, mid-range and putting. The sizes are approved by the Professional Disc Golf Association.
“If it’s a sanctioned event, you can only use the PDGA approved discs,” he said.
The tournament is set up like a best shot in golf, where you take the better throw of the two-partner team.
“Just like ball golf, the fewest throws to get in the basket is the winner,” Boals said.
There is no registration required for the Ice Bowl. Sign-ups start at 9 a.m., with a players meeting at 9:30 a.m. and the first round teeing off at 10 a.m. The tournament is expected to conclude between 12:30 and 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per person with two-person teams.
Along with thank-you gifts, prizes will also be given.
“We’ll have prizes for the winner and other prizes for things like closest to the pin,” Boals said.
For more, visit thehdgu.com.