Youth Disc Golf

Legacy Disc and McAlester Parks and Recreation are introducing a youth disc golf clinic on July 6 until July 8 beginning at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Run Disc Golf Course and the J.I. Stipe Center in McAlester. Pictured from left are Gavin Watkins, Luke Clark, Tate Wilkinson and Kobe Clark.

Legacy Disc and McAlester Parks and Recreation are introducing a youth disc golf clinic on July 6 until July 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Run Disc Golf Course and the J.I. Stipe Center in McAlester.

Pro Disc Golf Association’s Touring Professional Matt House will be one of the instructors helping during the clinic.

“Myself and Mel Priddy of the Parks and Recreation Department decided we should do something for the kids this summer to get them aware and knowledgable about this sport and the course,” House said. “We are trying to teach the kids the basics and rules and fundamentals of disc golf and how to hold and throw the disc properly.”

House said they will show the kids around the course and teach them putting techniques, forehand and backhand and all the rules and how to play.

House said there will be other instructors helping such as Jeff Crittenden and Shannon Wilcox.

“Every kid that attends will receive a free putter that requires very little effort to get it to fly,” House said. “Anyone is welcome to come be a part of the clinic.”

House said this is the first clinic but he hopes to have more in the future, as well as mini-tournaments for the kids.

12 year-old Gavin Watkins is one of the children planning to attend the clinic.

“I am looking forward to learning new trick shots like the thumber and tomahawk,” Watkins said.

Entry fee for the clinic is $10, which includes a free disc to begin, said House.

For more information contact Shannon Webster at 918-421-4922.

Contact Lacey Sudderth at lsudderth@mcalesternews.com

Contact Lacey Sudderth at lsudderth@mcalesternews.com