In the News, June 16-30, 2017

InTheNews

Grow-the-sport news from around the country: new course developments in five states; Fairmont, WV donates $1,000 to disc golf tournament; Kankakee league does promotional video; Rifle Camp Park controversy continues; certified forester says disc golf is eco-friendly; disc golf helps wounded soldiers.  

New course in TX

June 30, 2017 – New course opens in Sherman, Texas. Read more.  

 

Funding for Tourney in Fairmont

June 29, 2017 –  City council in Fairmont, West Virginia gives a $1,000 contribution to the Seth Burton Memorial Disc Golf Tournament. Read more.

 

New course in AL

June 27, 2017 – A course in Gardendale, Alabama – Magnolia Links – holds its first ever disc golf tournament. Read more.

 

New course UT

June 24, 2017 – Boy Scout troop builds new disc golf course at the Bloomington Hills North Park, St. George, Utah. Read more.

 

New course in WV

June 23, 2017 – Princeton, West Virginia gets a new disc golf course thanks to the hard work of Greg Bishop and members of his Southern West Virginia Disc Golf League. Read more.

 

New course in MN

June 22, 2017 – City council in Litchfield, Minnesota considers plans for new disc golf course. Read More.

 

Kyle and Eric

June 20, 2017 – League director Kyle Bullock and Eric Tamez offer video commentary on the Kankakee Area Disc Golf league in Riverfront Park, Illinois. Read more.

 

Rifle Camp Park NJ

June 19, 2017 – Controversy over proposed disc golf course in Rifle Camp Park in Passaic County, NJ continues; certified forester says that disc golf is eco-friendly. Read more.

 

Soldiers

June 18, 2017 – Disc golf plays role in wounded soldier project in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fort Bragg’s Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) program offers a wide range of adaptive sports and programs to help soldiers stay active and fit, despite injuries. The WTB recently added disc golf to its offerings, and hopes to see a disc golf course on Fort Bragg soon. Read more.

 

Uderutilized space

June 17, 2017 – A disc golf fundraiser in Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, Iowa raises money for business development, park improvements and to bring attention to a city’s underutilized spaces. Read more.

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