University Of Missouri Wins National Championships In Disc Golf
At my former job in Columbia, I had a co-worker who's son happened to be an amazing disc golfer. I was not that familiar with this sport. If you could call it a sport. But I suppose if it ends up being a highlight on SportsCenter on ESPN, then it is a sport. There certainly is a skill level to this sport, that I do not have, but it is becoming more popular. We happen to have a disc golf course in Sedalia and you can click HERE for details on it.
As it turns out, the University of Missouri has some really good disc golfers. Both the Men's and Women's Team walked away with the National Championship. Nice work Tigers! The Mizzou disc golf team clinched national championships on both the men's and women's brackets at the College Disc Golf National Championship Saturday at the North Cove Disc Golf Club. The women's team of Alexis Kerman and Renae Beasley were at the top of the women's leaderboard throughout the tournament, taking the lead for good Thursday on the River Run course. You can read more HERE.
For those unfamiliar with the rules of the sport, according to Wikipedia it is defined as:
Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. Most disc golf discs are made out of polypropylene plastic, otherwise known as polypropene, which is a thermoplastic polymer resin used in a wide variety of applications. Discs are also made using a variety of other plastic types that are heated and molded into individual discs. The sport is usually played on a course with 9 or 18 holes. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee pad or area toward a target, known as a basket, throwing again from where the previous throw landed, until the basket is reached. Usually, the number of throws a player uses to reach each basket is tallied (often in relation to par), and players seek to complete each hole in the lowest number of total throws.
Congratulations to the Missouri Tigers on their victory. A National Championship is still a big deal. Well done.