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Elementary students learn from professional disc golfer

Professional disc golfer, Jamie Kiep, gives advice on throwing to Lake Park Elementary students. (Source: WALB) Professional disc golfer, Jamie Kiep, gives advice on throwing to Lake Park Elementary students. (Source: WALB)
Prodigy Discs  donated seventy-five discs to Lake Park Elementary School. (Source: WALB) Prodigy Discs donated seventy-five discs to Lake Park Elementary School. (Source: WALB)
Lake Park Elementary students wait for their turn put their disc golf skills to the test. (Source: WALB) Lake Park Elementary students wait for their turn put their disc golf skills to the test. (Source: WALB)
Lake Park Elementary has four disc golf baskets for their students to practice on during P.E. (Source: WALB) Lake Park Elementary has four disc golf baskets for their students to practice on during P.E. (Source: WALB)
Jamie Kiep demonstrates one of this throws to the crowd. (Source: WALB) Jamie Kiep demonstrates one of this throws to the crowd. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Students at Lake Park Elementary school got one-on-one training in a sport growing in popularity.

Jamie Kiep is an Albany native who competes in disc golf tournaments across the country.

His sponsor, prodigy discs, donated seventy-five discs to the Lake Park Physical Education program. 

Students used these discs to practice the basic backhand, roller, and tomahawk throws. 

Kiep hopes to this clinic inspires young players to get outside and enjoy a new sport.

"You get to be outside, enjoying the outdoors. You're not stuck behind a computer or TV screen all day. It doesn't segregate against your age. There are kids that play this game that are three and four years old that can 'huck' a disk, and I've also played with people that are in their seventies and eighties," said professional disc golfer Jamie Kiep.

Kiep also sees teaching disc golf as a way to serve the community.

“God tells us to serve other people. I feel like he’s trying to do that to other people through me teaching disc golf,” said Kiep.

You can click HERE to learn about Chehaw's disc golf course.

Darton State also has a free course by their soccer fields.

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