“The Definitive Guide to Disc Golf,” a book WCU’s Justin Menickelli co-wrote with Ryan Pickens, has been published by Triumph Books and is now available on the publisher’s site and Amazon.com.
Justin Menickelli, associate professor of health and physical education at WCU, was awarded the Educational Disc Golf Experience Award on August 8 by the Professional Disc Golf Association in recognition for teaching disc golf to young people.
Menickelli also was elected to the board of directors of the PDGA by the 25,223 active members of the organization.
The PDGA is the international governing body of the sport, similar to the Professional Golf Association in traditional golf.
Justin Menickelli, associate professor of health and physical education at WCU, received a mini-grant of $500 from the Professional Disc Golf Association (www.pdga.com) on July 2, and has accepted an offer from Triumph Books in Chicago, Illinois, (www.triumphbooks.com) to publish his work, “The Definitive Guide to Disc Golf.”
A Western Carolina University student dazzled the collegiate disc golf world recently when he recorded three aces – the equivalent of three holes-in-one in golf – during qualifying rounds at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship played at North Augusta, S.C.
A disc golf class taught by Justin Menickelli, associate professor of health and human performance, and members of the Catamount Disc Golf Club collected 400 cans of food for a charity disc golf tournament recently held in Andrews.
Justin Menickelli, associate professor of health, physical education and recreation at Western Carolina University, and Adam Phillips and Eric Toedtman, physical education teachers at Smoky Mountain High School, are conducting a study to see which of two curricular models best promotes physical fitness in physical education.
Western Carolina University recently hosted a Disc Golf Field Day on campus to introduce the sport to 22 physical education teachers who work with more than 5,000 students in Western North Carolina.