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Lawrence Tech inaugurates disc golf tournament for Oct. 1 Homecoming

Release Date: September 23, 2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University is home to one of the most challenging disc golf courses in southeastern Michigan, and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to become the first course champion when the Homecoming Disc Golf Tournament is held on Oct. 1.

LTU students, faculty, staff and alumni will compete in the championship division, and everyone else will compete in the open division. The first round of play will tee off at 10 a.m. The championship round will begin at noon, and the awards ceremony will be at 2 p.m. at the first tee. Prizes will be awarded in both divisions.

To register in advance, go to http://ltu.edu/homecoming/discgolf.asp by Sept. 29. Players may also register at 9:30 a.m. the day of the tournament at the course’s first tee east of the Engineering Building, which is #15 on the campus map, at 21000 West Ten Mile Road in Southfield.

The registration fee of $5 entitles each player to a disc from Discraft, which is sponsoring the event. Players can choose one of four models on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional discs can be purchased for $5, subject to availability.

Lawrence Tech Assistant Professor Jason Barrett designed the disc golf course in 2010. It is different from most courses in Michigan that usually feature mild terrain with few natural obstacles.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey, Traverse City and Toronto. Lawrence Tech also partners with universities in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.