ARLINGTON — Unknown to many, a group of pro athletes recently clashed in Arlington.
They trekked through the trees along the Stillaguamish River, flinging Frisbees and other flying discs at baskets hung on metal poles.
They may not have been the Sonics or the Seahawks, but the arrival of the Professional Disc Golf Association players was an important moment for the Arlington Rotary Disc Golf Course.
“The course is great, everyone loves it,” said Craig Webster, a former Snohomish County resident who volunteers at the course. “All the pros who came out said they loved this course.”
The city’s disc golf course, at Twin Rivers Park, has been open for nearly a year.
On Sunday, the Arlington Disc Golf Association plans to put on the first of many tournaments scheduled every weekend throughout the summer.
If regular attendance at the park is any indication, Webster is confident the new singles and doubles tournaments will be successful.
“I haven’t gone out there one time where I haven’t seen somebody playing, and that’s pretty good considering all the rain that we’ve had,” Webster said.
Sarah Hegge, recreation coordinator for the city of Arlington, said not even the recent snow could deter the regular disc golfers from hitting the course.
“Summer is more popular, but these people are pretty dedicated,” Hegge said. “They play all year long. A lot of people are really into it.”
Reporter Scott Pesznecker: 425-339-3436 or email@example.com.