Orange County Insight February 2023

Winter Disc Golf Tournament Recap By: Joe Falin, Program and Facilities Supervisor, Parks and Recreation

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, Orange County Parks & Recreation hosted the annual Winter One - disc - eraland Disc Golf Tournament. This year ’ s tournament was our most participated disc golf activity ever with 37 intrants filling out six (6) flights, with the top three (3) finishers in each flight receiving awards. Each participant in the tournament received a commemorative disc, golf towel, and mini disc. The top three (3) finishers in each of the six (6) flights received gift cards to tournament sponsor, Iron Pipe Alewerks.

The weather was as good as anyone could hope for in the middle of January, with it being slightly cloudy and temperatures in the mid 40’ s. For the Winter One - disc - erland Disc Golf Tournament, participants are only allowed to use the provided commemorative disc during their round. Information on the make and model of the commemorative disc was not provided to the participants prior to disc distribution, until 40 minutes before the tournament began. For this year ’ s tournament, the disc was manufactured by our other tournament sponsor, Prodigy Discs. The make of the disc was a Custom ACE Line M Model S Midrange Disc. Using a midrange disc allowed for players to be comfortable using the disc in most situations. When it was all said and done, the winner of the 1st Flight and the overall winner of the tournament was Thomas Forrester with a score of 47 ( - 8). In second place was Caleb Roberts with a 49 ( - 6), and in third place was Ray Starks with a score of 50 ( - 5). Ray Starks was not the only participant with a score of 50 ( - 5), as two (2) others, Dwayne Higdon and Darren Jones, matched his score. To determine who would take home the award for third place, a closest to the pin throw - off was conducted, with Ray Starks coming out on top. There was a total of six (6) closest to pin throw - offs conducted, with three (3) of them deciding the first, second and third place seeding a single flight.

Orange County Parks & Recreation ’ s next disc golf related activity will be the Spring Fling tournament held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, where each participant will have the option to purchase a plastic egg containing a mystery modifier for their second round. For more information about OCPR programs and activities, please visit us online or give us a call at (540) 672 - 5435.

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