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Mena Disc Golf Club hosts tournament

By Trey Youngdahl

Mena Lions Club Disc Golf held their first annual Lions Club League tournament.

Disc golf is a hybrid sport of traditional golf and ultimate frisbee. The object of disc golf is to throw a plastic disc, or frisbee, into a target in as few throws as possible.

The club was first formed in April 2021 by Michael Beaty when he created a Facebook group for local disc golf enthusiasts, and they began meeting at the disc golf course at the Lions Club. 

On Jan. 12, players lined up at the tee boxes ready to throw themselves to victory. Trophies were awarded to a couple of the players who participated and performed well. Winning first place was BJ Kempf; second place was Robert Lanham.

“I’ve enjoyed being able to administrate my first events and hope to be able to improve on things and become even more active as the weather gets warmer this year, so stay tuned!” Beaty said in a public announcement to the group.

To get involved with the club, join them in their Facebook group Mena Disc Golf Club. Membership is free except for league play games, which costs $5 to enter. The club meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Lion’s Club disc golf course, 500 Lions Club Road.

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