With a few hundred onlookers, the Professional Disc Golf Association took to Santa Cruz last weekend, staging the 27th annual “Steady” Ed Headrick memorial at DeLaveaga Golf Course. The event is one of six tour events on the PDGA’s elite schedule, which will crown a champion based on points scored in August.
UC Santa Cruz’s disc golf club team has enthusiastic members and a world-class coach. However, many people still have not heard of this hybrid sport. Replacing clubs with disks and holes with baskets, disc golf was born and players at UCSC can’t get enough.
World champion Avery Jenkins takes over as UCSC disc golf coach.
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