Cullman Disc Club Knows Where You Should Be on Sundays at 2 p.m.

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Local Club to Host Tournament for Popular Sport Disc Golf

 

Disc Golf is a sport rapidly growing in popularity and with the weather finally warming up, there’s no better time to play. And thanks to the Cullman Disc Club, there’s no better place to play than right here in Cullman.

 

Disc Golf is a sport quite similar to regular golf, however, it is played by throwing discs similar to Frisbees at a target or basket. The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end, getting your disc into the basket with as few throws as possible.

 

The Cullman Disc Club exists to foster the growth of disc golf in Cullman County and beyond. They do this by hosting events, holding tournaments and frankly by loving and playing the sport. They practice at two courses: one at Heritage Park and the other at Fairview Park.

 

Cullman Disc Club President Jason Mauldin is eager to spread his love for this sport through the community and is passionate about growing the Cullman Disc Club, which started last summer.

 

“This year we’re trying to be one of the best disc golf clubs in North Alabama,” he said proudly, “and I believe with the help of all our members and Cullman City Parks & Recreation we are well on our way.”

 

This organization is also host to a disc golf league, a weekly meeting of Cullman Disc Club members to play a round of their beloved sport.

 

“We meet on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.,” said Mauldin. “Each week everyone puts a dollar in an ace pot we have and if anyone gets a hole-in-one, they get to keep the money.”

 

At the end of the round each Sunday afternoon, scores are recorded into a database and points are given to each player based on his/her score.

 

“We also use a bag tag system,” Mauldin said. “Bag tags are key chain type things that members hang on their disc golf bags. Each bag tag is individually numbered and what place you come in each round determines what number bag tag you get. The lower your number, the bigger your bragging rights.”

 

At the end of the year, this group will have a playoff to determine the league champion, and even though there’s a healthy sense of competition present, Mauldin insists that it’s all about the love of the sport.

 

“The league is actually less about competition and more about the love of disc golf,” he said.

 

So far this young group has hosted a few events. In February, the Cullman Disc Club hosted the Dynamic Disc RV. This is a major disc manufacturer who brought their RV into town to put on a small tournament in Cullman.

 

“The competitors could only use their brand of discs,” said Mauldin. “They’re a great company and we hope to do a lot more with them in the future.”

 

The Cullman Disc Club also co-hosted a tournament this year along with Halo Disc Sports.

 

“The tournament had over 90 players and they were from all over the southeast.”

 

Pretty good for a not-even-one-year-old club, right?

 

And this is just the beginning for the Cullman Disc Club. They have even bigger plans this year.

 

On June 28, the Cullman Disc Club will be hosting the Trilogy Challenge at the Fairview Disc Golf Course along with the folks at Southern Flick. This group of disc golf lovers hopes to grow the sport through this event. The cost is $30 dollars and participants will receive a driver, a mid-range putter and a few other goodies.

 

The group also has plans to host a big tournament in June, but they are just in the beginning stages of planning this event. So keep an eye out for this mid-summer tournament as well.

 

This sport is booming, and the Cullman Disc Club is happy to accept new members. If you are interested in joining, find them on Facebook at Cullman Disc Club or show up to League any Sunday at 2 p.m. There is a $10 fee for joining.

 

Mauldin and the rest of the Cullman Disc Club crew encourage you to try this sport. They’re sure you’ll love it as much as they do. Time to throw a disc!