Southern Oregon disc Golf Association will bring disc golf to the Azalea Festival

Ever wanted to try that weird golf game with Frisbees that seems to be everywhere including ESPN? Now’s your chance!

SODGA will be sponsoring a free beginner’s disc golf clinic in Azalea Park, near the bandshell, at 11 AM, Saturday, May 26, during the Azalea Festival. There will be real, live, card-carrying professional disc golfers available to teach you, your family, your extended family, your ex, your whatever!

One of the pros, Yoda, by name, will be guesting at the AzFest, after his May 4 visit in Crescent City, to be with you and the rest of us in Brookings. This is a rare opportunity, as SODGA only provides one clinic a year, on Vets Day at McVay, but the CoC managed to coax the club to cough up some serious talent to share with our community.

What will you learn? How to drive, how to putt, and how to upshoot, whatever that is — for free! They will provide all the equipment and, after graduation from the third clinic station, you’ll get a chance to compete with your fellow alumni in a semi-real five-hole disc golf tourney with prizes provided by the Brookings Chamber of Commerce.

If you’re feeling bold and brave after all that, you might want to play in the pro/am disc golf tournament going on afterwards. You’ll be paired with a pro and you’ll play as a team for prizes (and, maybe, even, prize money).

The 18-hole card-deck-draw proffesional/amatuer tournament is a $20 per person buy in with optional $5 mulligans. Sign in starts at 12:15 p.m. with a player meeting at 1 p.m. before play begins at 1:15 p.m.

So grab a pint of lemonade or whatever’s being sold at the Festival, and go down to the baseball field behind the bandshell at 11 a.m. on Saturday of the Azalea Festival and find out what it takes to be a disc golf god or goddess.

See you there!