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September 3, 2013

Disc golf mini-tourney Saturday

McALESTER — The Eagle Hill Disc Golf club will hold a “Draw Doubles” mini tournament Saturday. Participants will play nine holes on Eagle Hill behind Trinity Lutheran Church in Krebs, then play 10 more at Juniper Point, a private disc golf course on Albert Road past Bugtussle.

Sign-ups start at 10 a.m., when players will be ranked skill level. The more-experienced players will be randomly paired with less-experienced players, and the two-person teams will start playing at 11 a.m.

Each entry fee costs $5. Winning teams will receive discs.

Questions, call Trinity Lutheran pastor and disc golf club treasurer Glenn Meyer at 918-916-4469.

The doubles mini-tournament will be the first event held at Eagle Hill since June. Meyer said more events had been hoped for over the summer, but transforming the course from nine to 18 holes has taken much longer than expected.

“It’s taken a lot of our energy to mow grass,” Meyer said Wednesday. “We did get the brush cleared out in the new holes.

“The main renovations we have is all the holes are accessible now.”

Meyer said the existing nine holes also now feature tables at the tee-boxes, which will give players both a place to sit down and a spot to rest their disc bags while they wait for their turn. He added he also recently completed measurements of all the holes, which was an essential step in creating maps that will go on signs at each spot.

“We got stalled because too many people had to work Saturdays,” Meyer said.

Future plans still include adding nine holes and bringing in metal baskets to replace the current plastic ones. Meyer also said the club looks forward to the opening of the new 18-hole disc golf course in McAlester, which could easily lead to jointly held tournaments.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

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