selected for big tourney
By BARRY BURLESON
McDonalds 2005 Southern National Professional Disc
Golf Championship is coming to Marshall County.
State Park and Holly Springs were selected over
Birmingham, Ala., as host for the event.
felt honored to beat out Birmingham, said park
manager Lyle Richardson.
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.
years championship saw 100 players in the
professional ranks playing in the tournament.
year we expect to see 100 to 200 players with
McDonalds involvement, Richardson said.
The players bring family and friends. The area
could easily see 300 to 600 people for the tournament.
will be a big deal for Holly Springs and Marshall
State Park features two disc golf courses with 20 holes
each. Richardson said the sport is growing rapidly.
are 27 courses now in the State of Mississippi, and its
popularity is spreading across the country, he
Golf Ice Bowl
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.
donations will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
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.
donations of cash or canned goods will be accepted.
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
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