The best disc golf players in the United States will put their skills to the test in Cranberry Township next month.
The Disc Golf Pro Tour’s Butler County Disc Golf Classic is set for September 9-11 at the Disc Golf Course in Cranberry’s North Boundary Park.
Sponsored by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau and hosted by Pittsburgh Flying Disc and Cranberry Township, the tournament is expected to be the largest held in Southwestern Pennsylvania since the 2015 Professional Disc Golf Association Pro Disc Golf World Championships.
More than 140 top men and women disc golfers will compete for a $25,000 purse and the right to call themselves the champion and the master of the North Boundary Championship Disc Golf Course. This event also marks the first professional-level tournament at the course.
Since the course was opened as part of the 2018 Cranberry Township Community Chest Project of the Year, the Township and Pittsburgh Flying Disc have worked diligently to prepare the course for top-level professional play. That includes efforts to get the course into its best playing condition.
Players will be tested by the challenging distance, steep elevation, and wooded fairways of the course, which will play as a 10,314-foot, Par 71 course for the men and 8,453-foot, Par 72 for women.
Spectators will be able to watch the competition from prime viewing areas throughout the course. Daily spectator passes start at $10 a day on the Disc Golf Pro Tour website at dgpt.com/event/butler-county-disc-golf-classic/. Local and national disc golf vendors, as well as food and beverage vendors, will be set up throughout the weekend.
The weekend will kick off with lessons and demonstrations by touring professional disc golfers Lori Merriman, Jordan Castro, Dan Brooks Wells, and Dylan Horst at the Professional Disc Golf Clinic & Flymart.
Set for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 7 at the Learn to Play Disc Golf Course at North Boundary Park, the event will allow attendees the opportunity to meet some of the professional disc golfers who will be competing in the tournament and purchase some of their tour series merchandise.