BILLINGS – On Saturday, a disc golf tournament was held at Pioneer Park in Billings, which was attended by over 50 people.
The tournament was approved by the Professional Disc Golf Association, but there was a competition and recreational division.
“To be honest, I just came out to have fun. A couple of my pals wanted to come over to play, they invited me to play the tournament, this is my first tournament so I didn’t know what to expect but it was amazing. It’s just a great way to hang out, honestly, ”said Nathan Smith, a disc golfer.
Disc golf is a growing sport that is similar to golf except that it is played with frisbees and the hole is an above-ground net.
Each hole has a suggested par, and like golf, the fewer attempts you make, the better.
Billings has three disc golf courses, and the one in Pioneer Park is completely free during parking hours.
“I would say it’s a very easy sport to start with. It’s not too expensive, all you need is a few discs and you can go out with some friends. It’s a great way to stay active and get to know a city. There are disc golf courses all over the US, there is an app for it, there is a culture behind it and it has definitely been a positive thing for my life, ”said Sam Burpo, a disc golfer.
Burpo has been playing disc golf for eight months and says he would recommend it to anyone interested in trying it out.
“I’m just super grateful that Billings has invested in building some disc golf courses in this city. We have options here and it’s definitely a great thing for a community, ”said Burpo.
This was the first tournament Smith and Burpo competed in, and they both say they would do it again.