ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University’s disc golf course will host the 2013 U.S. Disc Golf Championship, Oct. 2-5, bringing it more than 100 players from places such as Finland, Oklahoma, California and Texas to the area. The Charlotte Disc Golf Club will also use the course for its U.S. Amateur Doubles Championship on Sept. 29.
The USDGC begins a four-day schedule of competition on Oct. 2. This will be the 15th consecutive year this prestigious event has been held at Winthrop. Spectator Day will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6. On this day, USDGC friends and family are invited to come out and play the Winthrop Gold Course in actual championship conditions. Tickets are not required for this event; however, a $10 minimum donation supporting EDGE (The Educational Disc Golf Experience) is requested. To secure a tee time for this day, please visit The Shack during the days of tournament play.Single-day tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the gate of the Winthrop Gold Course or online; VIP passes are $25. Winthrop students with ID, active and retired military, and children 12 years and younger get in for free. The single-day tickets provide admission to any single day of competition and a commemorative USDGC disc to the first 500 spectators. The Winthrop disc golf course, considered by many to be the “Augusta National” of disc golf, has seen lots of action. The Winthrop Gold Course has been the site of the USDGC championship since its inception in 1999. The course also hosted the 2011 U.S. Doubles Championship featuring an all-amateur field, and the course also hosted the 1997 World Disc Golf Championship. Two-time former world disc golf champion and Rock Hill resident Harold Duvall developed Winthrop’s disc golf course in 1991. For information about USDGC or to view a schedule of events, visit the official website.
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