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Northwoods Spotlight: Disc Golf - May 1Submitted: 05/01/2013
Story By Joe Dufek


ARBOR VITAE - Brandy Lake Disc Golf Course in Arbor Vitae has only been around for 2 years. But Disc Golf players from throughout the Northwoods have played at the facility. Next week, some of the best players from not only the state, but nationwide will be playing there.

The inaugural Brandy Lake Shootout runs May 10-12. Some of the best pro and amatuer players will be competing.

"This will be the third year of operation," says Bill Stolpa the course organizer. "In our league program we averaged almost 50 players per week. The next logical step was to showcase the property and host a PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) event."


Disc Golf is played just like regular golf. Only instead of hitting a little white ball, you use discs. It's become very popular because of low costs.

Adam Hemmes is one of the early favorites in the Advanced Men's Division. The Arbor Vitae competitor is just 14-years old.

"I just like the challenge of getting the disc into the basket," says Hemmes. "If you hit a tree, you can't blow up. It's just part of it."

Success for the weekend isn't strictly about Disc Golf. With up to 220 players competing, the tourney is on target to make an economic impact in the Lakeland Community.

Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Baltus estimates "every visitor roughly spends $150 a day outside of accomidations... So you can figure that's about $300 dollars a day (including hotel). That's a significant impact."

The tournament will be on Mother's Day weekend. Plenty of openings still available for the historic event. The event is free for the people to check out the action.

For more information, click on the link below.



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