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Disc golf growing in Tallahassee

More than 100 professional disc golfers will be in Tallahassee
Posted at 5:23 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 17:23:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This weekend more than 100 professional disc golfers will be competing at The 2019 Open at Tallahassee at Tom Brown Park.

But why Tallahassee?

"In the United States this is got to be one of the top courses," said Eric Agrillo, President of the Tallahassee Disc Golf Association.

Tom Brown's disc golf course has 24 holes, though this tournament will only use 22.

It's a course that is now attracting players like Paul McBeth, the best disc golfer in the world.

"It's more of an old school park style, but the length of this park is pretty big for that style, so it's unique in that sense," said McBeth.

This course wasn't built overnight. It has taken years of hard work and effort from the city.

"We have had a tremendous amount of backing from the city itself to provide a high-level, championship level golf course," said Mario Palmentieri, City of Tallahassee's Recreation Supervisor of Special Events.

Support has led to growth, both for the annual tournament and for the number of players right here who play for fun.

"Year after year it seems to get bigger and better," said McBeth.

The professional tournament is this weekend and will go through Sunday.

There's also an amateur tournament coming here next weekend.