A different kind of tee-off at City Park tomorrow

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This map provides layout of the City Park disc golf course, which officially opens tomorrow with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
  • Photo lifted from DiscGolfersR.Us
  • This map provides layout of the City Park disc golf course, which officially opens November 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Disc golf has come a long way since it was introduced to the masses via "The Summer of George" as "frolf", and now New Orleans can lay claim to its very own 18-hole disc golf course in City Park.

Fans of the game will surely cherish the moment as anyone with a flying disc habit had to trek out to Lafreniere Park in Metairie if they wanted to play (not that Lafreniere's 26-hole beauty isn't worth the drive, it just adds up at the pump).

I've played the course a few times already and it certainly offers a slew of challenges for even the most experienced player, with tee-boxes surrounded by palm trees and holes perched precariously near water hazards, it all makes for a fun afternoon. (Check out more pictures of the course layout here).

There will be a tournament and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the course's opening. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the ribbon-cutting taking place at 10:30. Hit the jump for all the details.

New Orleans City Park Grand Opening

Tournament Director: Mike Kernan (underparmike [at] yahoo.com)
Date(s): 11/11/2010 Location: New Orleans City Park - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans City Park Grand Opening

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tournament Registration: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 10:30 a.m.

First Round Tee-off (shotgun start) 11 a.m.
Second Round Tee-off approx. 2 p.m.

Tournament Entry Fees:
Pro Divisions $22
Amateur Divisions $11

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