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Bedford County, Lynchburg to host disc golf world championships [Video]

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Bedford County and the City of Lynchburg this week were named hosts of the 2024 Professional Disc Golf Association World Championships by Ledgestone Group and the Professional Disc Golf Association.

Bedford County has been marketing itself as a disc golf destination heavily for the past few years in particular and has been working with Lynchburg to capitalize on the variety of disc golf courses offered between the neighboring localities.

According to Marjette Upshur, director of economic development and tourism for the City of Lynchburg, the multi-day sports event is expected to bring more than 300 athletes from 15 countries to the area.

Ledgestone Open said in a Facebook announcement the event will include the New London Tech Disc Golf Course, located in Bedford County, and a new course at Ivy Hill Golf Club in Lynchburg.

Bedford County saw a boom in disc golf during the earliest pandemic years, county staff …