Thursday, October 31, 2013
Killer B Disc Golf is holding a Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned event, the Killer B Stinger, on Nov. 9.
“This event is the first PDGA event we’ve had since moving to the Hippodrome,” said John Borelli, owner of Killer B. “We’re hoping to get 72 participants in the Stinger. I’m confident that our local players will come out for the event.”
Of the 72 participants Borelli is hoping for, he said many will be amateurs.
“Most of our participants are amateurs, who play for fun,” he said. “We’re going to get a good mix, as far as skill level. In the area, we have a lot of mid-level amateurs who are looking to make the step-up to the top-tier amateur status.”
The participants in the Stinger can decide between two player packs, which are gift packs given to players.
“We’ve got two packs that we’re letting our players choose between, when most tournaments only have one pack,” said Borelli. “One of our packs is a white storage box, which a lot of players have been asking about, and the other includes a special disc in it. Those two items are the base of the packs, then there will be other ‘swag’ thrown in with them.”
The Stinger will take place on the heavily renovated course named Old Glory.
“We’re playing Old Glory, which has had a lot of work done to it this summer,” Borelli said. “It looks great and is playing fantastic.”
Borelli is looking for hole sponsors, which would help Killer B with the cost of running the tournament.
“We’re hoping to get local businesses to sponsor a hole for $20,” he said. “If we were able to get that backing, the money would go straight to the players, through food, drinks and prizes.”
Killer B is also giving out trophies, which are being custom made for the Stinger.
“One of our regular players is making trophies for us,” Borelli said. “He’s making them by hand, out of stone. They’re all going to be unique. That’s something special to the Stinger.”
Borelli will be working the tournament and hopes to provide some friendly competition.
“My wife and I are going to be here, working the tournament, solely focused on the players,” he said. “We hope to provide friendly competition. We like for all of our participants, professional or amateur, to have fun.”
To sign up for the Killer B Stinger, go to killerbdiscgolf.blogspot.com. Registration for the event closes at 5 p.m. on Nov. 8.
For more information on the Stinger or Killer B, call 803-292-5001. Killer B Disc Golf is located at 10936 Atomic Road.
T.J. Lundeen is a reporter for the North Augusta Star. Follow him on Twitter @lundeentj for more updates.