Dave Creek Pkwy
Fairfield Bay, AR 72088
Fairfeld Bay Hosts Full Blown Open Disc Golf Weekend
Friday – Sunday April 5-7, 2017
Third Annual Event Promises Activities for Amateurs to Pros.
• 3 Courses, 3 Days
• Championship Play at Indian Hills
• Family and Friend Gatherings
• On-Site Amenities, Food & Recreation
Fairfield Bay is pleased to announce the third annual Full Blown Open Disc Golf Weekend May 5-7, 2017. Presented by Fairfield Bay Recreation Department and Dynamic Discs, this disc golf weekend appeals to a full range of skills and ages.
A sanctioned Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) event, the weekend tournament is designed for recreational players as well as professionals, kids 6 and under to senior legends aged 80 and above. The weekend starts with a game of glow golf on Fairfield Bay’s own professional course, then includes play on an 18 hole disc golf course set up for the weekend’s activities, and concludes with a game on the beautiful Indian Hills Golf Course.
“More and more people are coming to Fairfield Bay to enjoy our fun course,” according to Fairfield Bay Recreation Manager, Cassie Lopez. ”It’s easy to learn, affordable, and when it’s played on a course as beautiful as ours, you can’t help but have a great time. Whether you’re watching the pros or playing yourself, this weekend promises to be an event that can’t be missed.”
Disc Golf Flying High
Disc golf has been gaining popularity the last three to five years. The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) reported a 25% increase in 2015 of new members and an overall 21% increase in tournaments nationwide. Arkansas itself has 203 members in the PDGA with 48 registered courses in the state and 21 events last year alone. “This game is growing,” Matt Loyd, Tournament Director for Full Blown Open added, “almost 30 of those courses in Arkansas were added in the last few years. A great example of the growth of disc golf in the state.”
Third Year, Growing Exponentially
Following the successes of both the 2015 and 2016 tourneys, the Full Blown tournament of 2017 promises even more excitement than before. Saturday features two rounds played on the beautiful temporary course. Lots of prizes and awards to be won! After play, have a blast at the Player’s Party at the Fairfield Lanes Bowling Alley from 6-10 PM. For just $10, players will have shoe rental, free bowling and a pulled pork and hot dog dinner.
Glow Golf in the Park – Kick Off
The weekend event is kicked off on Friday night with a Glow Golf game at Woodland Mead Park Disc Golf Course. Open to amateurs and professionals, this fun event has 9 holes/baskets to complete. Players bring their own glow discs and flashlights. The course has tightly wooded holes with several large boulders and beautiful landscaping designed by the local master gardeners group.
Loyd added, “We are excited to build on the tradition of the Full Blown Open in Fairfield Bay. Thanks to Indian Hills Golf Resort, The Little Red Restaurant, Recreation Department, Wyndham Resorts, and the entire Fairfield Bay Community, players of all skill levels are sure to have a fantastic time.”
Recreational, intermediate, advanced and master divisions of play are available in the Full Blown Open Disc Golf event. Winners in the professional division will be paid in cash and the amateurs will be paid in merchandise. There are a limited number of participant spots available.
Register online at www.discgolfscene.com/FullBlownOpen3.
Check in is Friday, May 5 at The Little Red Restaurant from 1-6PM.
For more information: call 501-884-4202.
About Dynamic Discs
Dynamic Discs was founded in March of 2005 and has emerged from a large field of competitors with hard work, creativity, and exceptional customer service. With a substantial and diverse product line, Dynamic Discs’ passion is making sure that whatever they put their hands to results in excellence.
Matt Loyd, Dynamic Discs Tournament Director, PDGA #40462
Loyd began playing disc golf nearly 10 years ago at Lake Dardanelle State Park, throwing his discs at trees marked with duct tape. Today, he has earned 9 current PDGA wins. For the last three years, Matt’s been running and promoting events in Arkansas and surrounding states.
Dynamic Discs tournaments are continually rated as some of the best around. Let the best customer service in disc golf get you the best discs in the game. www.dynamicdiscs.com.
Or call 501-884-4202.