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Charlotte Talks: Recap Of Sessions Testimony / Charlotte A Hub For Disc Golf

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Senate's Russia investigation turns to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Mike Collins recaps his testimony with a national security expert, then looks at Charlotte's burgeoning disc golf scene.


Less than a week after former FBI director James Comey's "must-see-TV" appearance in front of the Sentate Intelligence Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions went before the committee Tuesday with his version of events surrounding Comey's firing and the Russia investigation.

Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe in March, but there are still lingering questions about his involvement in the case and in Comey's ouster. 

Tuesday's hearing took place amid rumblings that President Trump was considering firing Robert Mueller, Comey's FBI predeccesor who is now leading the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in last fall's election.


Dr. Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy, Duke University


Credit Mike Homan / The Charlotte Observer
Jeremy Koling of Charlotte throws a birdie putt during the 2016 U.S. Disc Golf Championship at Winthrop University in Rock Hill.

Later this summer, some of the best in professional golf tee up at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club for the PGA Championship. But the region is already a destination for disc golf, with some going as far as to call it the sport's "Mecca."

Charlotte's first official disc golf course was established at Reedy Creek Park in 1989. Since then, Charlotte's disc golf community has built 15 additional courses in the city, with many more popping up around the region. And each year, Winthrop University in Rock Hill hosts the U.S. Disc Golf Championship.

What's the drive behind this sport's popularity, both here and nationally?


Andy Goh, co-host of "Final Round Radio," a disc golf podcast (@andygoh)

Jeremy Koling, professional disc golf player, winner of the 2016 U.S. Disc Golf Championship