Boji Blowout Tournament returns in June

Colorful discs filled the air last June as amateur and professional disc golfers competed in the annual Boji Blowout tournament.

Baskets will clang again as players score when the PDGA B-tier tournament returns Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, at the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course in Kenue Park in Okoboji.

“I really enjoy the course,” said tournament director Justin McLuen of Des Moines.

Festivities will actually begin on Friday, June 23, with a disc golf clinic at 3 p.m. Learn the basics of disc golf or find out how to improve your game from professionals during the free clinic for all ages.

Then amateurs and professionals are invited to take part in a doubles tournament, with registration beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the tournament starting at 5 p.m. Registration will be $20 per person the day of the event.

The Boji Blowout tournament will have a shotgun start on Saturday, June 24, and the public is invited to watch the fun as competitors play two rounds on the 18-hole course. Participants will then have tee times on Sunday, June 25, based on their Saturday rankings in their divisions, beginning with amateurs. The top four professionals will finish with an additional nine holes to end the tournament.

The tournament will have a 100-percent payout to competitors, with professionals winning cash purses and amateurs receiving fun money to use for prizes.

Registration for the Boji Blowout tournament is available at here for the first 90 participants. Fees range from $25-$80 per player, depending on division. Competitors may register in any of 17 divisions, from recreational men and women through masters.

“Last year’s tournament drew players from across the country and even from Canada,” said Kiley Roth, community relations coordinator for the Dickinson County Conservation Board, which owns and maintains the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course. “The disc golf course has been a popular addition to Kenue Park, with people playing all year round. We are excited to have players come to the Boji Blowout tournament once again this year.”

For more information on the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course, visit our website or call 712-336-6352. You can also keep up with the latest Dickinson County Conservation Board events and offerings on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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