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“Successful Disc Golf Tournament Brings Revenue to Waynesville”

WAYNESVILLE - The Blind Hog Thanksgiving Hybrid Harvest, sponsored by Innova Disc Golf, was held at the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday, November 19. 71 Disc golfers came from seven different states to enjoy a temporary disc golf course which was designed by Tim Petrea of the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department Program Supervisor.

These players competed  in seven different divisions during two rounds. The players enjoyed the course and the challenges that it brought with water hazards, high winds, and challenging out of bounds areas. 

This tournament was a joint fundraiser and awareness event for Haywood Waterways and Haywood County Special Olympics. During the players meeting , the players were greeted  by Special Olympics Gold Medalist Morgan Bieleck and Eric Romaniszyn Executive Director Haywood Waterways.  The tee signs had quotes about the heavy need for Special Olympics coaches in Haywood County, volunteering quotes, and the need for protecting our clean water.

The awards and golf carts were made available by Taylor Ford and Lisa Ferguson at Edward Jones Financial . Also, there were many hole sponsors that were split among the two organizations.

This was a Professional Disc Golf sanctioned event and the points will be counted to allow participants to build credit for the 2018 World Championship that will be held in Charlotte.

“We have already started our planning for the 2018 season in Waynesville,” Petrea said. “The partnership that was made with The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa went fantastic and made a huge difference in drawing people to Haywood County,” he added. Tim Petrea would like to thank all of the volunteers for helping to make this event a success!  For more information contact tpetrea@waynesvillenc.gov or call 456-2030.