Department of Parks
First Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival Open For Disc Golf Will Be Oct. 14-15
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Jenny Wiley State Resort park will hold the 1st Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival Open for disc golf on the weekend of Oct. 14-15.
Disc golf began this year at Jenny Wiley and has become very popular, with about 100 rounds played every week at the course, which was converted from a golf course.
Disc golf is played like the traditional game, but the player throws a plastic disc instead of hitting a ball with a club. The disc is thrown from a tee to a “hole” that consists of an elevated metal basket. The discs – called “drivers” – are more sophisticated than the toy discs. Different drivers have unique characteristics relating to shot making, just as golf clubs do.
The Pioneer Festival Open will have divisions for amateurs, advanced players and professionals with more than $2,800 in prizes. This event is recognized by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) as a “B-tier” event. The park plans to make this an annual event.
Two rounds of play are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, and a third round will be played on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Registration will be Oct. 14 from Entry fees range from $25 to $50 and all non-PDGA members will be required to pay an additional $5 one-time event fee.
For registration and other information, call 270-843-3313 or 270-792-0672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park near Prestonsburg features a lodge, cottages, camping and a restaurant. For information about the park, call 1-800-325-0142.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov