Thursday, January 27, 2005

Wall Doxey selected for big tourney
By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

The McDonald’s 2005 Southern National Professional Disc Golf Championship is coming to Marshall County.

Wall Doxey State Park and Holly Springs were selected over Birmingham, Ala., as host for the event.

“We felt honored to beat out Birmingham,” said park manager Lyle Richardson.

The championship tournament will be held on Labor Day weekend of this year. In addition to Mississippi, competitors will come from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Arizona and Alabama.

Last year’s championship saw 100 players in the professional ranks playing in the tournament.

“This year we expect to see 100 to 200 players with McDonald’s involvement,” Richardson said. “The players bring family and friends. The area could easily see 300 to 600 people for the tournament.

“It will be a big deal for Holly Springs and Marshall County.”

Wall Doxey State Park features two disc golf courses with 20 holes each. Richardson said the sport is growing rapidly.

“There are 27 courses now in the State of Mississippi, and its popularity is spreading across the country,” he said.

Disc Golf Ice Bowl
Saturday, Feb. 5

The Spring Creek Disc Golf Club and Wall Doxey State Park will host the fifth annual Disc Golf Ice Bowl Saturday, Feb. 5. Everyone is invited to come and play.

All donations will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

There will also be a silent auction from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items in the auction will include a portable DVD player, personal video recorder, pictures and more.

Additional donations of cash or canned goods will be accepted.

There will be golfing fun and more. Participants should sign up before 9 a.m., and remember, an Ice Bowl is never cancelled because of bad weather, and no wimps or whiners are allowed.

Call 252-4231 for more information.


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