Disc golf kicks off Peanut Festival

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Instead of rides at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, there is a temporary 18- hole golf course set up.

About 100 professionals and amateurs will be competing in the two-round National Peanut Festival disc golf classic Saturday.

At stake are cash prizes and golden peanut trophies.

Rounds count toward players’ Professional Disc Golf Association scores.

"We’re really the first event that kicks off the National Peanut Festival, and so we had to have it about a month in advance so that we could utilize as much as the fairgrounds as possible before all of the vendors start to come in," says tournament director Don Cropenbaker.

Registration filled up in about 48 hours after it opened, but if you want to watch the games spectators can enter starting at 9 a.m.