On Sunday, July 19 the Nati Disc Golf Pro Shop will have its grand
opening celebration at its Mt. Airy location. The opening will
feature a variety of activities including 9-hole mini disc golf, food
and prizes. There will also be long drive, closest to the pin and
other contests for disc golf enthusiasts.The Nati Disc Golf
business was started in 2007 by Fred Salaz and strives to "serve disc
golfers everywhere while highlighting and catering to the local disc
golf scene here in the greater Cincinnati area."
business also states that they are able to provide disc golf products,
events and tips that will help improve the game of any disc golfer out
there. The online store currently offers these products, but the new
pro shop at Mt. Airy will offer a physical location and improved
service to the many disc golfers in the Cincinnati region.
new pro shop will be open from 11am to 7pm Monday through Friday, and
11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, operators say that
they will be offering free lessons during their weekend hours.
sport of disc golf actually started in the late 1960s and has grown at
an annual rate of 12 to 15 percent for the past decade. There are now
close to 3,000 disc golf courses nationwide with many more across the
world in the more than 40 countries that enjoy the sport.
In the Cincinnati region there are roughly 26 courses
with eight of them being installed within the past five years, once
again signaling the strength and popularity of the sport. The Mt. Airy Forest
course, where the pro shop will be located, boasts 18 holes of competitive disc golf.
addition to the new pro shop and disc golf offerings, The Nati Disc
Golf organizes a variety of events each year including the "Deuce or Die
" event being held at Monroe Community Park on Saturday, August 1 bright and early at 8am.
more information about the grand opening celebrations for the new Nati
Disc Golf Pro Shop, or to learn more about the game of disc golf, email
or call (513)541-7305.
Writer: Randy SimesPhotography by Amber Kersley