The inaugural MacGregor Disc Golf Open was played this past weekend.
Tournament Director Cody Buhler says fifteen disc golfers came out to try and win the first-time event.
"In MacGregor, we set up a temporary course where the permanent course is going to be," says Buhler. "The baskets that we ordered haven't arrived yet, so we were able to borrow nine baskets from Disc Golf Manitoba that we set up around the rink in MacGregor."
The course will be located around various soccer fields and baseball diamonds in the area, as well as behind the rink. Buhler says the course starts and ends around the Stride Centre parking lot.
Disc golfers from Winnipeg, Winkler and other parts of the province took part in the new course, and Buhler says feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
"Overall, they loved it," says Buhler. "The first nine holes are a little bit shorter, the last nine are a little bit longer, and then there was good variety, with some (holes) forcing you to go left and some holes kind of forcing you to go right. You get a variety of shots."
The tournament was played in a doubles format with the first 18-holes being a form of "best disc", similar to "best ball" in traditional golf. The second round featured each pair alternating shots. Marvin Buhler and Tyrell Feakes were declared the winners after a playoff.
The permanent course is expected to be completed before the end of summer, while signage should be done by next spring. Buhler says they are looking for some hole sponsors and you can contact him for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buhler says Carla Gurke and Heartland Recreation Commission was a great help putting on the event. You can see some great photos at their Facebook page here.