The final weekend of March will play host to a new type of tournament at McWilliams Park and Lake Richard B. Russell State Park.
Disc Golf, a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in northeast Georgia, is becoming more and more popular in Elbert County.
Coming up on this Saturday, March 29th will be the first day of the Inaugural Granite Capital Classic.
The tournament will span two days at two different courses, on the first day two rounds will be played at Lake Russell State Park, and then on the following day, two more rounds will be played at the course at McWilliams Park.
Assistant Tournament Director Jim Corder explains why this tournament was organized.
“It’s for us to get some exposure at the park for the new course, and also to give the local people a bit of a chance to come watch some really good professional players”, explained Corder. “Just to give the people of Elbert County a little something different.”
He explains that for this tournament there will be a couple of different age groups and divisions for the players.
“We have an open/professional division which is guys 39 & under, so it’s usually a lot of the young guys who can throw it a mile”, said Corder. “We’ve got the age protected division 40 & over. We will have roughly forty professional players in attendance, and then the rest will be amateur players.”
For this event, Corder says they are expecting a total of one hundred players plus their friends and family to visit Elberton and the Lake Russell area.
For more information about the tournament, or to contribute sponsorship, you can contact Jim Corder at (706) 246-5522.