The Professional Disc Golf Association Pro World Championships will be hosted at Lemon Lake County Park in rural Crown Point and Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville from Saturday through Aug. 10.
“This tournament is bringing upward of 400 of the best disc golfers from all over the world to the area,” said Brian Cummings, tournament director.
According to Cummings, the players will participate in field events, best shot and alternate shot events and meetings Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, players can practice the courses before beginning tournament play Tuesday. Disc golfers will be competing for $100,000 in prizes.
With the tournament, numerous special events are planned for players and the public.
The FlyMart will bring disc golf vendors and professional disc golf players to the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza for a free expo from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The public is encouraged to attend to learn about the sport and various products associated with the game as well as meet professional players.
On Aug. 8, the PDGA banquet and award ceremony will be held at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville at 6:30 p.m. Reservations for the dinner are required and cost $40. Any member of the public interested in attending should contact Sandy Basala at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday. The award ceremony, beginning at 8, is free to attend.
On Aug. 9, the public is invited to meet professionals during the player’s party at Lemon Lake County Park. Players will participate in games and disc golf vendor Pocket Discs will be demonstrating new products at 5 p.m.
Throughout the tournament and field events, the public is encouraged to view the action. Spectator admission is $4. Those interested may also stream the tournament live from DiscGolfPlanet.TV at www.discgolfplanet.tv.
For more information, visit www.redrocdiscgolf.com/2013_pro_worlds.