Dubbo Disc Golf Club to hold inaugural Dubbo Charge tournament

Dubbo Charge: Disc Golf Club coordinator Kevin Rugg is getting ready for the club’s inaugural tournament this month.

Dubbo Charge: Disc Golf Club coordinator Kevin Rugg is getting ready for the club’s inaugural tournament this month.

Just over a year since the first three baskets were installed for Dubbo’s Disc Golf Course, the group will hold their inaugural tournament, the Dubbo Charge. 

With 25 people expected to play in the inaugural tournament, Dubbo Disc Golf Club coordinator Kevin Rugg said only two were locals, with the rest coming from out of town. 

Unlike the regular 18 hole course, the tournament course will be slightly different, with lucky hole 13 sending frisbee’s back and forth across the Macquarie River. 

“It’s our signature hole. Competitors will throw from the Rhoden Cuttler Park side of the river back across to Sandy Beach. The challenge will be to stay out of the river.” 

Mr Rugg said most of the people competing in the tournament should be able to throw across the river, otherwise they will take a penalty and start from the other side, or their frisbee’s could end up at the bottom of the river.

“They will sink if they land in the water. There are some you can get that are lighter and would float, but they are harder to control, because they are lighter.” 

The two day event will take place over the weekend of August 20th on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and locals are encouraged to join in or come along to watch. 

The final nine disc golf holes were installed in Dubbo just two months ago, giving Dubbo the ‘premier’ 18 hole course in the NSW and ACT. 

The NSW Disc Golf titles will be held in Dubbo during October. 

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