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The Maricopa Meadows Disk Golf Course will host its fifth annual open tournament Jan. 27-28, bringing in talent from across the country.

So far 135 professional and amateur disk golfers are registration for the Maricopa Meadows Open, some coming from as far away North Carolina, Michigan and Washington state.

The two-day tournament consists of 18 groups and will accommodate all genders, ages and skill levels ranging from recreational junior amateurs to advanced masters and grandmasters.  

Tournament director Javier Kowalski said the Maricopa Meadows Home Owners Association and the City of Maricopa have both been extremely helpful in facilitating tournament, despite some concerns raised by residents about both foot and vehicular traffic.

“They just wanted to get more involved with the intricacies of the tournament,” Kowalski said. “So, we’ve been working together with them and everything is ironed out.”

As for the city, he said, they’re helping with promoting the tournament and allowing for the temporary placement of signage.

“They have been a big backer of our tournament,” Kowalski said.

In fact, Kowalski said, returning for his fifth year, Mayor Christian Price will not only be participating in the tournament, but he also likely will give a commencement speech and throw the first disk.

After that, Kowalski said, the tournament is set for a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with 27 holes per group per round.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a player’s meeting at 9:15 a.m.

The tournament is sponsored by numerous local businesses, including True Grit Tavern and Maricopa Pantry.

A food drive will be held during the tournament to support Maricopa Pantry. An awards ceremony will be held at True Grit Tavern following completion of the tournament.

For registration and other event information, visit the PDGA website or the Maricopa Meadows Open registration page.


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