DISC GOLF TAKES OFF IN CHINA
PDGA and Prodigy team members introducing disc golf to world’s most populous country
Article by Brian Hoeniger via PDGA.com
PDGA International Director Brian Hoeniger, Prodigy Disc President Michael Sullivan, and Prodigy team members Will Schusterick and David Greenwell have arrived in the Peoples’ Republic of China to begin a two-and-a-half week whirlwind tour that will include demonstration workshops to local students, training of physical education teachers in disc golf instruction, and meetings with local government officials.
Their itinerary has been organized by local manufacturer Yikun Discs and by the China Disc Golf Center, which is the PDGA’s affiliated country association partner. Together this team will also host the first PDGA-sanctioned event to be held in this economically booming nation of 1.3 billion people. Funding for this seeding project is being provided by Yikun and Prodigy, as well as the PDGA’s Marco Polo and International Programs.