College Vice President Inducted to Disc Golf Hall of Fame

George Sappenfield, Disc Golf Hall of Fame Inductee, stands beside the entrance of a disc golf course he designed at Primland in Meadows of Dan, Va.

Posted: Oct 09, 2018

George Sappenfield, Vice President of Corporate and Continuing Education at Surry Community College, is among the Class of 2018 inductees to the Disc Golf Hall of Fame. 

Sappenfield designed the first competitive flying disc golf course for the International Frisbee™ Association sanctioned 1969 All-Comers meet. He designed an additional 25 disc golf courses during his career. 

He also developed the National Junior Frisbee Contest offered nationally through the early 1980s, eventually including disc golf. Sappenfield was a tournament director for the World Frisbee Championships 1975-1982, and was instrumental in convincing Wham-O executives to include the disc golf competition. He established the first college credit Frisbee™ Skills class in 1972, which included disc golf and was attended by several future members of The Disc Golf Hall of Fame.

 

George Sappenfield, Disc Golf Hall of Fame Inductee, hold Frisbees used to play disc golf.

George Sappenfield, Disc Golf Hall of Fame Inductee, hold Frisbees used to play disc golf.

Sappenfield began promoting disc golf in Fresno, Calif.; and currently resides in Jonesville. Sappenfield has been employed by Surry Community College since June 2006. 


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