By Jill Dougher
Eighty people participated in the first Residence Life disc golf tournament on ACU’s new course Saturday.
Jae Webb, residence director of the sophomore experience, and Chris Windsor, residence director of the freshman experience, said it was time for people to reap the benefits of a disc golf course.
“We’re hoping it will be the first of many ResLife tournaments,” Webb said.
The communitywide tournament was an 18-hole, two-person scramble – in a scramble, partners use the better of the two players’ shots – according to the Residence Life Web site.
The tournament cost $5 for ACU students and $10 for other participants. The first 40 to sign up received a free T-shirt.
Deonna Shake, instructor in exercise science and health, raised more than $18,000 to build the course. She said she is excited to see how the course bridges the gap between ACU and the public.
“Our vision was to let the course work for the community,” Shake said.
According to the Web site, the tournament had three divisions: mixed, women’s and men’s.
“The winds on Saturday created less-than-ideal conditions for a disc golf tournament, but it did make for some interesting and funny shots,” Shake said. “I hope we continue to have a good following with future tournaments on our new course.”