Just last week, our campus disc golf course was put to use. Shorter University hosted the 2023 GBMB Open Disc Golf Tournament, in partnership with Georgia Pastor Wellness.
At the event, there were 24 Georgia Baptist Ministers, three guests from the Georgia Baptist Convention Pastor Wellness group, 10 students, and three Shorter University Christian Studies faculty members.
The event was opened by Dr. Don Dowless, Shorter University President, who gave a warm welcome to all the guests and opened the event in prayer.
After the opening, the group began testing their disc golf skills around the course. The already existing nine-hole course was used, and there were six additional temporary holes set up around campus. This allowed for the ministers to see our beautiful campus while enjoying their game of disc golf.
Four students volunteered to serve as guides around the course and were able to play with the ministers. Our wonderful Christian Studies faculty members and a few students were able to serve as greeters and hosts of the event.
The event also hosted Henry Durand, from The Christian Index. Henry walked around the event gathering pictures of the ministers, and other guests during their game of disc golf. The Christian Index featured the event on their website, and Henry provided us with all the photos from the event.
Shorter University loves hosting events and hopes everyone enjoyed their time on The Hill.
About Shorter University:
In its 150th anniversary year, Shorter University in Rome, Georgia is a Christ-centered university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter University on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, associates, and masters programs. Learn more at www.shorter.edu.