MARQUETTE — As disc golfing is quickly becoming popular across the states, the Marquette Lions Club also saw the rise in its popularity and decided to add their own Income Tax Open — Disc Golf Tournament right in Marquette.

“We were discussing different ideas for fundraisers and community activities and disc golf is also a new thing in Marquette. We just thought we’d capitalize on it,” said Marquette Lions Club president Kerry Lindh.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14, located at 310 N. Harold St. at the Quivira Disc Golf Course. There is a $10 entry fee for the day.

“All the proceeds are going to the Lions Club for projects we work on throughout the year,” Lindh added.

Three flights will be played for the day, a first second and a championship round, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top two finishers in each flight.

“The cash prizes will be based on the number of people that show up. We will also have a raffle for a portable disc golf basket,” he said.

Lindh is excited for the disc golf tournament, as it’s the first one in Marquette and the course adds an exciting twist.

“I’ve been told by golfers around the state that this is one of the more interesting and challenging courses because it goes down through the woods on our trail and you also cross the creek and all kinds of crazy stuff — it’s a unique course,” he chuckled.

Lindh said he hopes for a good turnout this year, and is positive about adding more disc golf tournaments in the future.

“I can see us having more of these events. We hope to use this golf course to create several fundraisers and fun times,” he added.

For more information on the event, email Lindh at kerrylindh@yahoo.com or message the Marquette Lions Club Facebook page. 

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