Disc golf tournament aims to help teenagers compete in the World Championship

The Tuscaloosa Disc Golf Club is organizing a tournament later this month to help two local youths make it to the sport's World Junior Championships in Tulsa in July.

Chad Berry, a Northport man, told the thread that his 14-year-old son, Jack Berry, and doubles partner Warren Pate of Tuscaloosa are talented players trying to compete in the Junior Disc Golf World Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma next month.

There, over 400 young players compete against each other in a week-long, six-round tournament divided according to age, and try to win the title of Junior World Champion.

Berry and Pate are among the state's top junior players, finishing first and second at the Alabama Junior Disc Golf Championship last summer. They hope to shine again next month in Tulsa, but the cost will be high.

To help reduce costs, Tuscaloosa Disc Golf has organized a charity tournament to be held here later this month.

In the “Tuscaloosa 2 Tulsa 2-Step” doubles tournament, teams of two will compete against each other on the 18-hole Ol' Colony disc golf course on June 29th.

The player teams are divided into twelve divisions and compete against each other in a tournament with two rounds, with each round having its own course.

All players will receive a personalized tournament-stamped disc and will have the opportunity to enter division raffles and closet-to-pin contests for additional prizes.

The first round is expected to start at 9 a.m., the second round is expected to start around 1 p.m.

Registration costs $50 per team regardless of division and the registration deadline is June 28.

Click here to learn more and help these local athletes make it to the World Championships.

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