The Don Crane Memorial Huck Finn Open disc golf tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 7. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. at the Don Crane Disc Golf Course in Hannibal’s Huckleberry Park.
Registration will be at 8 a.m. The second round will be played at Flower City Park in Palmyra. Use of temporary tee and basket locations will be utilized due to construction to the Huckleberry Park Pond.
The tournament is sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Excitement Disc Golf, Palmyra Parks & Recreation and General Mills. Registration is available at www.discgolfscene.com.
Don Crane, who designed the disc golf course at Huckleberry Park, died in 2016. Crane voluntarily organized, facilitated and implemented disc golf tournaments at the Hannibal disc golf course. The disc golf course at Huckleberry Park opened in 2006. The course was expanded last year.
Huckleberry Park pond was recently reconstructed and enlarged with a clay liner to eliminate leaking. Some of the material excavated from the pond was used to fill in ravines in the park. The total cost of the project is just over $330,000 with more than $184,000 covered by a state grant. The pond now has a handicap-accessible dock and sidewalk to the dock.
Disc golf is similar to traditional golf, however, instead of using golf clubs and balls aiming for a hole, disc golf players use disc golf discs and aim for a disc golf basket which is a pole extending up from the ground with chains and a basket where the disc lands. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws, starting from a tee area and finishing with the disc coming to rest in the basket.