Will’s Tourney Features Stick, Disc Golf

Tom Wiersma throws a disk

Tom Wiersma plays disc golf

Golfers and disc golfers will play together at the Montecito Country Club for the sixth annual William Wiersma Golf and Disc Tournament on Monday, Oct. 28. Registration and lunch begin at noon with play beginning at 1 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and awards and prizes will be handed out at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit the William Wiersma Endowment Scholarship Fund and Westmont Fund to support student scholarships. To register, or for more information, please visit www.willstourney.com.

Wiersma graduated from Westmont in 2006 after spending his senior year studying at Oxford University. He was killed in a car accident in October 2006 while returning from an Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Phoenix. The following year, the Wiersmas established a scholarship to honor the principles of collaboration for which Will stood.

“”Now in its sixth year, Will’s Tourney is, as far as we know, the only simultaneous stick/disc golf tournament in the country,” says Tom Wiersma, Will’s dad. “The nature of the tournament embodies three of the things Will appreciated most — collaboration, competition and fun.”

The tournament is played in a foursome, scramble style. The evening is filled with awards and raffle prizes, including a one-night stay and dinner for two at the Biltmore Four Season’s Resort, a $1,000 value.