MOREDON’S former par-three golf course held the inaugural Wiltshire Disc Golf Open last Sunday.

62 players from across the country travelled to Swindon to compete on a challenging 18-hole layout in glorious sunshine and just enough wind to add an extra challenge.

The event was the second stop on the Arrow Valley Disc Sports Great Western tour and was sponsored by UK Disc Golf podcast and retailer ‘In The Chains’.

Disc Golf is like normal golf but involves players throwing discs (frisbees) from the tee pad and into a metal basket rather than a golf hole.

It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the world with United Kingdom participation increasing hugely, particularly since the summer of 2020 as it offers a great form of exercise at a low cost and is very inclusive.

The tournament saw men and ladies competing across various divisions from juniors all the way through to the 50-plus masters age group.

The men’s tournament had joint overall winners, with both Daniel Shelton and Daniel Trzos shooting an impressive 10-under par across the two rounds played.

The overall winner of the ladies tournament was Catherine Leigh Williams. She soared above the competition to post 11-over par and take the crown.

According to organisers, Wiltshire’s first disc-golf competition was very positively received with many players asking if the course could be made permanent and comparing it favourably to courses around the country.

The organisers also gave their thanks go to Central Swindon North Parish Council, and “in particular Andrew Briggs for allowing the park to be used and their positivity about seeing a new sport and activity introduced to Swindon.”

“Other thanks goes to Stuart Arthur at Wiltshire & Swindon Sports for his key role in getting the tournament off the ground.”