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Campus Hosts Disc Golf Tournament

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Photo credit: Ella Norgren

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Written by: Communicator StaffOctober 28, 2015

Written by Ella Norgren

On Oct. 24, IPFW Intramurals hosted the very first disc golf tournament on campus together with Fort Wayne’s Disc Golf Club. Fifty-four players, nine of which were professionals, played two rounds of 18 holes.

A temporary course was built on campus with the first hole next to the tennis courts.

Brian Spaulding, who works for Information Technology at IPFW, is one of the people who made the tournament possible.

As a member of the Fort Wayne Disc Club, he saw the potential in the campus area and put the tournament together with his club colleagues and the Intramural Sports Program.

Spaulding said campus is, “one of the best looking public pieces of

properties in Fort Wayne.”
His ultimate goal is to have a

permanent course on campus that the public can enjoy. However they will first try to make the tournament an annual event.

“We want to bring out some excitement to the campus,” said Spaulding, as he hopes more students will get involved in the sport.

The level in this tournament ranges from beginner all the way to sponsored professional. Brian Flinn has played for 30 years, some of them professionally.

“It is not nearly as expensive as regular golf,” Flinn explained.

Those who want to try playing disc golf can go to Shoaff Park past The Grove on St. Joe Road, which has a permanent course. That is also where the Fort Wayne Disc Golf Club has their base.