Golf, but not as we know it

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Harrison Baird (left) and Keian Sutton throw discs at Queens Park at the second annual disc golf tournament last weekend.

MORE than 60 people from throughout New Zealand gathered in Invercargill last weekend for the second annual Invercargill disc golf tournament, which was also third on the NZ Disc Golf tour.

The competition at the Queens Park 18-net course drew people of all ages from children to professional players.

Philip Botha (17) said he had been introduced to the sport five years ago.

“It is a very family-friendly sport and people from all ages can enjoy.”

Keira (7) and Brooklyn (5) Daken learned about disc golf for the first time at the event.

“It’s really fun. I can flick the disc all day,” Brooklyn said.

Professional player Hayley Flintoft drove from Wanaka to compete in the weekend tournament and said the course at Queens Park was tight and challenging.

Tournament co-director Calvin Jenkins (15) said the turnout was better than he had expected.

“I hope disc golf has a few more fans now.”

For more information about the sport, go to www.discgolfsouth.com

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