Grizzly Oaks hosts charity disc golf tourny

By Colleen Miller

The disc golf season at Grizzly Oaks, Oakland University’s new course, will kick off Saturday, April 17 from 1-5 p.m. with a charity event and tournament.

The event is two-pronged, catering to disc golfers and those who simply enjoy free food, mini games, music and prizes. Organizing the event is Jarret Schlaff, founder of the OU’s disc golf initiative and OU Student Congress student services director.

“If you picture the tailgate party, it will be like that but better,” Schlaff said.

Everyone attending will receive one free raffle ticket, which puts you in a drawing for prizes and is worth a free play of one of the mini games that will be set up. Additional tickets for the raffle and games will be $1 for purchase. Prizes will be drawn every half hour with a grand prize package drawn toward the end of the event.

Registration for the tournament will begin at noon and is first come first serve. Schlaff said that the course holds 75 players. Cost is $5 with proceeds going to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“We’re not expecting a ton of pros because we’re not doing cash prizes,” Schlaff said. Instead, prizes range from $50 gift cards to free bowling and free golf at OU’s Katke-Cousins course, Grizzly Oaks’ “sister” course.

The tournament will have categories for beginner, intermediate and expert players.

“The prizes are OK, good, exceptional,” Schlaff said.

Immediately following the tournament will be a putting demonstration by professional and co-designer of the course Greg Utech.

Grizzly Oaks is located off of the upper athletic fields across from the student apartments.

For information visit the Facebook event page.