Dobson — Imagine sitting at the feet of James Naismith to learn about early basketball strategy and history, or attending a meeting with Bill France Sr. to learn about the early days of NASCAR.
For disc golf fans, a similar opportunity will present itself this month when Dr. George Sappenfield, the vice president of corporate and continuing education at Surry Community College, teaches a class on the sport.
In addition to his academic career, Sappenfield is known as the man who brought disc golf to the world.
He will be teaching his class over two separate days, where he will be delving into the history of the sport as well as modern strategies for players to be more competitive on the field of play.
Various throws and strategies of the game will be taught, along with how courses are designed. Additionally, Sappenfield will talk a little about where individuals can find local or regional courses to play on.
The class will be held on April 12 and April 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 103 in the J-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.
Advance registration and advance payment of $20 are required. For more information, call 336-386-3398.