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Lufkin organizations complete 18-hole disc golf course in Morris Frank Park

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Golfers in Lufkin now have a new place to tee-off and it won't be with a ball and club but with a disc.

"Its gained popularity all over the country even the world its one of the fastest growing sports in America right now," said Jason Soule, President, Lufkin Launchers.

Monday community members gathered at the 18-hole tournament quality disc golf course in Morris Frank Park for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

"Out there is a beautiful course and the cooperation with the city of Lufkin has been unprecedented," said Soule.

The course spans the entire width of the park, Lufkin Parks and Recreation, Leadership Lufkin and the Lufkin launchers partnered together to complete the nine month project.

"What we've done is actually designed a course and cut out throwing lanes we have water in the back for people to throw over," said Jason Arnold, Assistant Director, Lufkin Parks and Recreation>

President of the Lufkin Launchers Jason Soule helped design the course and he says its nice to have place to play here in town.

"We would drive Nacogdoches and there are four tournament caliber courses in Nacogdoches," said Soule.

Soule says he's been playing for four years and its essentially the same concept as golf.

You start at the tee area and throw at the basket.

"Instead of counting hits on a ball you're counting throws of a disc," said Soule.

And It's not as easy as it looks but with some practice anyone can enjoy the sport.

"From a small child to a senior citizen can play disc golf and enjoy it," said Soule.

And Saturday they will have the chance to, Leadership Lufkin is hosting a disc golf tournament to christen the course.

There are five divisions in Saturday's tournament: advanced, intermediate, recreational, women and juniors.

Officials say so far about 50 people have signed up.

The tournament will get underway at 10:00 a.m.
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