, 2023-01-10 10:43:00,
Last Saturday, the Red Hill Disc Golf group held their first bag tag event of the year, welcoming over twenty people to MacIntyre Park to enjoy a casual and fun competitive experience.
Gavin Wilson, one of the organizers for the event, said that he just wanted to get more people out and playing disc golf and the event was to get people into the spirit of playing disc golf throughout the week between weekend meet ups.
“We’re just trying to get people out and playing disc golf more,” he said. “That’s really the bottom line of it. I mean, it’s just a fun way to make it competitive. It really wasn’t a traditional tournament, like the one we’ll have later in the year.”
Wilson explained that a bag tag represents a players ranking among other locals in Thomasville.
Wilson said the tag number each player received was based off Saturday’s competition, with Pearce Fussell taking home first place and the #1 tag.
“This was just the first one,” he said. “So, no one has a tag yet. However you finished this past Saturday is what you got. The person who won came in first so they got the #1 tag, the person in second got the #2 tag.”
Those with their own tags can challenge other disc golf players for their tags, Wilson said, with the winner taking the higher tag between them, which said adds a bit of fun to the casual games.
“It’s just for fun, it’s not insanely seriously, but it does add a little added pressure or added fun to it, you know?” Wilson said. “It’s just a plastic tag is what it is, it just adds so much more to a casual round, which is what we’re doing honestly.”
With a total of 24 locals involved on Saturday, Wilson said that it was a pretty good turnout from the consistently involved people in the community.
“We had 24 out there Saturday,” he said. “It’s around 30 people that usually meet up on Saturdays.”
Wilson said that those interested in disc golf, similar to regular golf, but revolving around throwing a disc into the goal with the fewest throws, could show up at MacIntyre Park on Saturdays around 9:00 a.m., saying that he’d be there January 21 to help get them set up with their own tags.
“I can set ‘em up on all that stuff,” Wilson said.
Disc golf, he said, was a great way to meet people, old and new,…
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