Wikipedia says “Disc Golf (also known as frisbee golf, frolf, or folf) is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target.”
Some of the residents in Almonte may have noticed new fixtures in Gemmill Park. Last month the Almonte Disc Golf Club provided volunteer muscle to install tees and nine chain link baskets, starting just on the left side of the arena parking lot entrance, and ending behind the arena. The course was professionally designed in consultation with our Parks and Rec. Department and uses a wide variety of terrain. This is a game suited to all ages and skill levels, played at senior game meets, in public school yards and professional tournaments. The course in our local park has nine baskets with multiple tees for each basket, accomodating a variety of abilities. At a recent family gathering our players’ ages ranged from 7 to 60, with a couple of preschoolers along for the walk.
If this is starting to sound like your kind of fun and you would like to try it out – there is a free introductory course this Thursday June 23 at 6pm. To register email almontediscgolf at gmail.com, or go to Almonte Disc Golf on Facebook. The Facebook page is also the place to go to print off your course map and see information about casual recreation play, upcoming tournaments, and other local play information. The library in Almonte has basic disc sets available that you may sign out with your library card and discs will soon be available for purchase in Almonte. For more information on the game just Google “what is disc golf” for everything from youtube videos to disc golf association sites.