15 August 2012

University of Essex welcomes 2012 European Disc Golf Championships

The University of Essex is hosting the 2012 European Disc Golf Championships (EDGC) this week with top disc golfers from across Europe coming to historic Wivenhoe Park to take on the 18-hole course.

This is the 30th anniversary of the championships and the Wivenhoe Park course was redesigned last year as part of the preparations for the event which starts on Wednesday 15 August.

A spokesman for the organisers said: “The Championships were held at Essex in 1982 and the Open Division winner that year is this year’s Tournament Director, Charlie Mead. So for the 30th anniversary of this event Charlie and the EDGC team have designed a course that will demand of the best and provide a challenge to all.”

The Championships attract disc golfers from throughout Europe including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

The University of Essex has hosted seven World and European Disc events since 1982. Just last year the BDGA British Disc Golf Open was held at Wivenhoe Park.

The University’s disc golf courses are normally open to the public and anyone can pick up a map and rent discs from the University of Essex Sports Centre.

For more information about the European Disc Golf Championships visit its website at: www.bdgaopen.co.uk



For more information please contact the University of Essex Communications Office on 01206 874377.

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