Growing up in Augusta, golf for Josh Childs meant hitting a small, white ball with dimples using a golf club.
But at age 10, Childs discovered disc golf, using Frisbee-like plastic discs to play a course where the targets are metal poles with chain baskets.
Seventeen years later, I play professionally, and Im sponsored by a team, said Childs, part of the lead group Sunday for the Peach Basket Invitational/Georgia Disc Golf Championship at Bowden Golf Course in Macon. Childs ended up finishing in second place.
The invitational is this years state championship in a sport that has seen a steady rise in participation, tournament director John Harrison said.
The weekend event was eventually won by Kevin McCoy, a former world champion who was part of the field that was limited to 96 players.