A huge turnout of frolfers (Frisbee golfers) came out to enjoy the sun and a rousing tournament at James White Park on Sunday afternoon.
The tournament, the first of its kind, was hosted by The Pub, and consisted of 18 holes of competitive disc golf. Frisbee golf is a game of precision and accuracy as participants attempt to throw Frisbees at their intended target, covering the course in as few moves as possible.
“It seems that a lot of people in Fernie really enjoy the sport so we wanted to capitalize on that and make an event for everyone,” said organizer Eveliene Eijermens. Prior to this, The Pub had hosted regular golf tournaments for years but thought it would be fun to put on a frolf event, Eijermens noted.
“The atmosphere has been amazing, everyone seems to be having fun. It’s been a really great vibe and received well so far,” she added.
The pub hopes to expand the tournament further next year, making it “bigger and better” according to Eijermens. Frolfers may take advantage of the recently opened course in Elkford next year, creating a course-hopping tournament.
Frisbee golfers were treated to a round of hot dogs, beer and soda as well as additional fun games for prizes at the tournament’s end.
Twelve four-person teams competed in the tournament this year. The winning team, The Deuces, scored a -11. The Ugly B’s placed second, bested only by one point with a final tally of -10 and The Killer Bees rounded out the top spots with a score of -8.