GEORGETOWN, Ky. – It was on Georgetown College’s 18-hole course that Timothy McGee was first introduced to Disc Golf.
Now McGee, adjunct instructor in the college’s Kinesiology and Health Studies (KHS) Department, will vie for the title in the Professional Disc Golf Association’s (PDGA) Amateur World Championship. It is being held July 22-26 in St. Paul, Minn.
A top-ranked amateur, he qualified for the PDGA world championship invitation through his accumulation of points in other tournaments throughout the previous year. His PDGA appearance is being sponsored by Innova Champion Discs.
Amateur World Championship competition consists of one or two rounds a day.
“It will be a challenge,” McGee said.
“But it will be an incredible week, win or lose.”
After playing casually on Georgetown College’s course, the Georgetown native and son of GC theatre professor George McGee further honed his skill while an undergraduate at Brevard College in North Carolina, ultimately winning the Western North Carolina Intercollegiate Tournament.
“It was then I knew I had done something,” he said.
Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports and one of the greatest lifetime fitness activities available, according to PDGA. It can be played from school age to old age.
McGee now teaches a disc golf class for Georgetown. He is also available to give lessons and pointers to anyone interested in learning how to play. For information, contact him by email: discqualified(at)gmail.com.
The Georgetown College 18-hole Disc Golf course is open for student use throughout the year.
To learn more about disc golf, check this Guide to Disc Golf from the PDGA.