Local Disc Golf Club meets, prepares for tournament
Cameron’s Disc Golf Club, founded last March as a branch off of a St. Joseph club that meets Sunday nights, is enduring the summer heat every Monday evening at 5:30, as the members congregate for rounds of disc golf at Recreation Park.
Nate Stock has been playing disc golf for over a year. Stock took up the sport during his time at Northwest Missouri State University and carried the interest back to Cameron, pioneering the Cameron Disc Golf Club. “The goal is to just continue growing the sport, that’s our ultimate goal; get anybody out here that wants to play and teach them how to play if they don’t know how.” Stock said.
The club’s initial meet consisted of 3 disc golfers. Weekly turnouts of 10-14 people are now expected. The Ace Pot, a hole-in-one money pool with a 75% payout, currently exceeds $100.
“Cameron put in the money to make to make this park nice, and put in the money for the disc golf baskets, and those kinds of things,” Stock said. “It’s not cheap and we want to make sure that it gets used and get everybody out here to play.”
The organization is also looking to broaden their horizons as well as get more people involved, with plans such as doubles leagues and “glow nights” in the works, and a tournament on Saturday, July 16. The disc golfers will be given three discs, a towel, and opportunities to win extra accessories. The tournament’s proceeds will go to Camp Quality, a summer retreat for children with cancer.