International Disc Golf Center set to host National Tour finale next month
September 12, 2017 by Steve Hill in Livewire, News with 0 comments
The remnants of Hurricane Irma, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, have hit the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, Georgia, forcing the facility to close, according to a statement posted on the PDGA’s website this morning.
The PDGA’s headquarters are currently without power, the statement said, and its phone system is inoperable. There is no word yet on when it will reopen, but PDGA Technology Director Steve Ganz said the facility had not sustained any damage. Staff are working remotely and still answering emails.
Per Ultiworld Disc Golf meteorologist Jacob Wilkins, the Appling area experienced wind gusts higher than 50 mph as the storm moved through the region. The IDGC is set to host the Hall of Fame Classic, which serves as the National Tour finale, beginning October 13.
This article was updated on September 12, 2017 at 9:24 a.m. PT to add information from Ganz.