Thursday, April 14, 2005

Wall Doxey hosting spring tournament

“Hello everyone” is a popular phrase these days on the Southern National website (www.sndg.org). This expression is unique to Wall Doxey State Park when talking to players from the Southern Nationals.

This weekend April 16 and 17, Wall Doxey State Park hosts its sixth annual Dogwood Spring Open Disc Golf Tournament. This will be the debut tournament for the Kirkwood National Golf Course disc golf course.

There are many expectations of Kirkwood on the forum. Will it prove to be the new green monster in the disc golf world or will it be conquerable by the professional divisions?

The April tournament sets the forefront of the McDonald’s® 2005 Southern National Professional Disc Golf Tournament to be held at Wall Doxey State Park on September 3 and 4.

There will be many professional players coming from several states to get a good look at Wall Doxey State Park and the Kirkwood course before the big event. There will also be many amateur players attending as well.

We invite the surrounding communities and counties to attend the tournament with us. Disc golfers enjoy galleries of people following them around and answering questions about disc golf. There will be a $2 entrance fee at the gate of Wall Doxey State Park.

While there bring a picnic lunch and enjoy, or Spring Creek Disc Golf Club will be serving lunch for $5. Another great choice for lunch is visiting the McDonald’s in Holly Springs, and let the local store owner know how much you appreciate his participation in bringing a professional event to our area.

If you decide to spend the weekend in our area, the night life can be fun also, visiting many of the antebellum homes and restaurants in the area. Kirkwood will have the 19th Hole open for food and fun.

The VFW deli will also be open for food and fun not to mention Victor’s pizza, J.B.’s Family Restaurant, City Café, and Annie’s Restaurant.

Sunday morning will bring all the professional players to face the Kirkwood course at 9 a.m. This is what they come to see and many to play for the first time.

The Kirkwood course will play a par 64 due to length and difficulty. You will be able to see players rip 500- to 600-foot shots with a frisbee. Kirkwood will have no charge for admittance. This course will earn its official name after the round is over; that I am sure.

Wall Doxey invites everyone to come out and have a good time, enjoy the day, and learn a little about a sport that is exploding throughout the country.

For more information contact Wall Doxey State Park at (662) 252-4231 or e-mail walldoxey@mdwfp.state.ms.us or visit these websites to learn more about disc golf: www.sndg.org; www.pdga.com; www.discraft.com; www.innovadiscs.com; www.discgolfassoc.com, and www.mdwfp.com.


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