Sumter County’s newest course, now just over a year old, was designed by locals Scott Burgess and David Parks. It surrounds the majority of the Rec Center and includes a variety of different challenges in its design. Hills, trees, and even some fences that surround the center’s other sports areas are integrated in the course to ensure that the experience is enjoyable and challenging for beginners as well as more experienced players.
AMERICUS - On June 6, the Sumter County Parks and Recreation Department will host an introductory disc golf tournament at the Sumter County Recreation Complex on Highway 19. The sport of disc golf has been played since the mid-1980’s but has only recently started to become popular in this area.
I had the chance to ride the GolfBoard at +Sewailo Golf Club, but man... Ripping on one of these in Hawaii would be sick. Who else has had the chance to ride the GolfBoard? Nice work on the interview, too, +Doug Sutter. #SurfTheEarth
Last week I wanted to make use of the good weather and throw some discs at the local course in Copenhagen, Denmark. Turns out the Copenhagen Open finals were in full swing, so instead of playing myself, I had the pleasure to watch people like KJ Nybo, Pasi Koivu and Seppo Paju do their thing. Poor me... :-)
Shot a 104 (-4) and tied for second in MA3 at the Capital City Challenge! Two of my top three rounds against par in a tournament of 54 (901) & 50 (943). Had a great time and focusing on only what I was doing was the key. That, and the wicked awesome socks Kristen got me for my birthday!
“They really enjoyed it,” Young said. “The thing that is so great about this is all these kids were non-athletes.” Butler also told the students about the 18-hole courses at Veterans and McFarland parks in Florence, and the nine-hole course at Gattman Park in Muscle Shoals. “I did it to grow the sport in our area and give them a fun, new activity to do,” Butler said.
About 300 Central junior and high school students got a taste of the sport of disc golf Thursday, courtesy of Florence disc golfer Kasey Butler. Physical education teacher Cheloe Young said Butler gave a brief history of the game, demonstrated basic disc golf skills, then let the students give it a try. Disc golf involves throwing a specialized flying disc into a metal target. Scores are calculated by the number of throws it takes to reach the ta...
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"Obviously it's a beautiful sunshine. Days like this we've got low winds and blue skies and just getting a bunch of the players out here and enjoying the weather," said Josh Hopwood, pro disc golfer with the Tri-Cities Disc Golf Club.
The Rumble got its start in the mid-2000s at West Lake Park in Davenport to showcase the Quad-Cities' disc golf courses -- the "Mecca of the Midwest disc golf scene," he said -- and has since expanded into the three-day, three-park tournament it is today.
“It wasn’t about coming back and beating the team that beat us (Georgia Regents),” he said. “It was about coming back and improving our game. The GRU guys are great guys, and so are the Nevada guys. We’re playing against the best players in the country on the collegiate level. We took this past year, improved on the things we needed to work on, and we executed better.”
Playing in what coach Victor Streeby called “miserable conditions,” the Indian Hills team that competed in the championship flight had a score of 17-under par over two rounds of doubles on the first day, leaving the IHCC squad 13th out of 63 teams. That included a six-under score on the signature course, Old Glory, and an 11-under par total at the Hogback Course.
Having dabbled in plenty of 150-class discs over the years – as well as giving competing companies’ air-infused plastics a shot – increased stability and line-holding seem to be the exception, not the rule. The discs have all been easier to throw, to be sure, but with that ease of throwing came less reliable flights. It was a trade-off you just had to live with.
Singer is developing lesson plans that use the idea of throwing the discs to learn about flight and physics. Keeping score requires math. He also has been playing disc golf at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis after school programs, and he wants to create a 4-H disc golf program as well.