VIDEO: Mayhem at the Meadows delivers solid play

The Penticton Disc Golf Club's Halloween-themed tournament attracts strong play.

ADAM CLOSE came very close to throwing his disc into the basket during Mayhem at Meadows Halloween disc golf tournament organized by the Penticton Disc Golf Club at Skaha Meadows on Oct. 29.



Dressed up as Frankenstein, Nick Lindemulder wasn’t concerned with his score in the second annual Mayhem at the Meadows disc golf tournament. He was having fun.

Lindemulder, a West Kelowna resident, was making his way through the second round of action at Skaha Meadows Golf Course Oct. 29 and said it was awesome.

“The course is just beautiful. We’re always used to playing with lots of trees,” said Lindemulder, who was thankful the weather held up. “These are long holes. Good for those who can really throw far. It’s challenging for people who can’t throw as far and need to make a better second shot.”

Lindemulder is new to the sport as he began playing in July. While he had a tough first round, shooting 75, his play improved in the final round.

“I have really improved my scoring, the distance that I can achieve,” said Lindemulder.

Derrick Parenteau, another West Kelowna resident, liked the tournament and saw a few characters dressed up as a giant banana, Luke Skywalker and a disc basket for the Halloween-themed event.

“He takes the costume off for play,” said Parenteau of the disc golf outfit.

Of the 33 who played, 20 dressed up.

What Parenteau liked about the tournament was the change of scenery and the people it attracts. It’s a relaxed group and he said pretty much anybody is welcome.

“We don’t really have any younger people this year,” said Parenteau, an amateur player.

Russ Clark, a member of the Penticton Disc Golf Club and organizer of the tournament, was happy with how it went, even with the lower numbers (33 down from 41, mainly because of another tournament held on Oct. 30). Along with good weather, Clark said there was really good disc golf played.

The pros had a prize purse of $300, with the winner receiving $124. Winning the pro open division was Coquitlam’s Josh Piche.

Clark said they will hold it again, but the day is to be determined next fall.

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Clark expressed thanks to Tony Patrocinio and the staff at Skaha Meadows, as well as sponsors. Mayhem at the Meadows is part of the Left Coast Series and is the first interior division tournament.

Anyone interested in learning more about disc golf are encouraged to visit Penticton Disc Golf Club on Facebook.

Penticton has two courses, Rotary Marina View Park off of Vancouver Avenue and Three Blind Mice on the top of Riddle Roard towards Naramata.

 

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