A full week of disc golf will hit the Augusta area this week as the Professional Disc Golf Association, based in Appling's Wildwood Park, plays host to the Pro-fessional Disc Golf World Championships.
"It's the biggest tournament there is. We'll have all the top disc golf players from around the world," tournament director Brian Graham said.
With Wildwood Park's ongoing construction, the PDGA's home park will not be used for the World Championships. However, four local courses will be used: Riverview Park and the Hippodrome in North Augusta, and Pendleton King Park and Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta.
Graham said Lake Olmstead Park will serve as the main course with a special viewing area for spectators during tournament play. The week's worth of competition will start Monday with mixed doubles competition at Lake Olmstead Park. Tuesday's play will feature a field events competition that will test participants' distance and accuracy. Rounds 1-6 of pool play will take place at all four parks starting Wednesday, and the tournament's semifinals and final rounds will take place on Saturday.
"This is the 25th anniversary of the World Championships and the first time it's come to Augusta," Graham said. "We'll have over 300 competitors here."
Graham said the tournament is free to spectators at all four parks. For more information, go to the official tournament Web site at www.pdga06worlds.com.
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