A review of grow-the-sport news from around the country: The Charlotte Mecca, Rifle Camp Park fiasco, Devens Disc Golf, celebrating Dale Haake, the history of CCDG, new course developments, the cops like disc golfers, plus the photo and video of the month.
July 25, 2017 – A disc golf community near Fitchburg, Massachusetts receives local media attention from the Sentinel & Enterprise. Perhaps all news is good news, but the article suggests that disc golf is just “now catching on,” trivializes the sport with rudimentary details, and drops the F-bomb (Frisbee). Fitchburg is located near the vibrant disc golf community in Devens, MA. One of two Devens Disc Golf courses, The Hill, was established in 2006. Will the “disc-golf-is-new” story ever go away? Read more.
July 24, 2017 – City Council in Peru, Illinois gave its blessing to build a new course at Baker Lake. The project would cost the parks and recreation board $9,000. Congratulations go to local league members Pete Etscheid and Ray Zborowski (and their supporting cast Ray Etschied, Dan Nagle, Tim Nagle, and Wes Black) who gave a convincing new course proposal to the Peru City Council. Read more.
July 24, 2017 – Camp Hawk, a public park in Harvey County, Kansas, is on the chopping block. The only thing that may save Camp Hawk from being sold to private interests is the beloved disc golf course located in the park. The decision will be on the ballot for public consideration this fall. Can disc golf save a public park? Read more.
July 21, 2017 – Andy Goh of Final Round Radio fame pulls together historical details, statistics and attractive photographs in this A-rated article on the disc golf Mecca in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more.
July 19, 2017 – Opponents of a disc golf course planned for Rifle Camp Park in Passaic County, New Jersey continue to protest. This is currently the biggest controversy over disc golf course development in the country. For anyone interested in the politics of disc golf, this is one of several must-read articles. Read more.
July 18, 2017 – Police officer suggests that disc golf helps reduce crime. Speaking of Welles Memorial Park in Breckenridge, Minnesota, he says, “It’s nice to have more eyes out here.” Read more.
July 17, 2017 – Country Disc Golf examines the history of Central Coast Disc Golf, showing how its coverage has changed since 2011. Read More.
July 16, 2017 – No surprise here: another excellent article about disc golf in the Charlotte Observer. Applause goes to this newspaper for telling interesting stories about disc golf without belittling or marginalizing the sport. Read more.
July 16, 2017 – New course in Reedsurg, Wisconsin. After three years of careful planning, fundraising, and hard work, the opening of Half-Moon Lagoon Disc Golf Course finally became a reality for the Disconsin Disc Golf Club. Read more.
July 15, 2017 – Read an A-rated article about Dale Haake, a legendary supporter of disc golf in Illinois. “Haake is the Quad-Cities version of Ed Headrick.” Read more.
Photo of the month
July 22, 2017 – Nathan Follet stands under an umbrella in a rainstorm at 4:00 AM to catch this stunning, long exposure of a lightning strike. Posted in Disc Golf Photographers on Facebook. Read more.
Video of the month
July 29, 2017 – Central Coast Disc Golf catches another great ace. This time it’s Christian Dietrich at the Rocky Mountain Championships. Check out more great disc golf coverage at Central Coast Disc Golf.