Inparcerated Returns to Old Joliet Prison
By Lauren Lakeberg ~
A players meeting at Inparcerated II. Photo Lauren Lakeberg.
For three years,
Dellwood Disc Golf has hosted Inparcerated, a disc golf tournament held at the Old Joliet Prison in Illinois. The idea was born when Mark Grabavoy heard about the prison opening to the public for tours and wondered if disc golf was an option. He pitched the idea to Dellwood and they were all in.
Each year the tournament sells out quickly. This year it took eight minutes and two seconds and crashed the registration website twice. Slated for September 26-27, the event currently has 432 players registered and 88 players on a waitlist.
Continue reading “Unique Disc Golf Experience Breaks the Internet”
By Rebecca G. Burton ~
Hole 17, Seth Burton, Fairmont Ice Bowl, 2017. Photo Jesse Wright.
Much of what makes life tolerable in the worst of times and joyous in the best of them happens when people come together.
The Fairmont Flyers are busy, once again, preparing for the
sixteenth annual Ice Bowl in Fairmont, West Virginia on February 22. Over the last five years, a Chili Cook-Off was added to include more people from the community and raise more money for the designated charity, a local food pantry called the Soup Opera. Continue reading “How a Resilient Disc Golf Community Made the Best Out of the Worst Situation”
By Josh Woods ~
Ice Bowl events have been tackling social problems for more than two decades. Since 1996, this series of disc golf charity events, played in dozens of cities, has been raising funds for good causes, amounting to over $4.55 million in total, including over $322 thousand in 2019.
Continue reading “New Ice Bowl Art Raises Awareness about Global Warming”
By Kaycee Glattke ~
Working out in the gym and playing sports are two great ways to stay active and in shape. Yet, both have drawbacks.
While hitting the gym is an excellent way to gain strength and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it lacks in other areas such as social inclusion and cooperation. And while organized sports provide opportunities to interact and socialize with others, many rely heavily on sensory cues such as sight in order to be played.
Continue reading “Flying Blind: How Disc Golf Can Be Played by People with Visual Impairments”
Help Bring a Disc Golf Course to the Gorgeous Coopers Rock State Forest in West Virginia
By Nick Buysse, Greg Hackett and Josh Woods ~
The look out at Coopers Rock State Forest, WV (Photo Jesse Wright)
Here are three ways to help:
1) Attend the public tour at Coopers Rock State Forest on March 2, 2019 at 10 am. The tour involves a short walk in the woods where the proposed disc golf course may be located. The more people who attend the event and voice their support, the better our chances of gaining permission to build the course. Please write a short email to Mr. Travis Miller at
Travis.M.Miller@wv.gov and let him know that you will be attending the walk through. Continue reading “Do a Good Deed for Disc Golf”
By Brian Wells ~
Brian Wells presents a disc golf donation to ARC Marion, October 2017.
Disc golf is my favorite hobby, and I take every chance I get to play. But like most disc golf dads, family comes first. I have a wonderful wife, a four-year-old daughter, and a two-year-old son.
When our daughter came along, I knew I would have less time for disc golf. With the arrival of our second child, I expected my disc golf time to get even tighter. But when we realized that our son was born with Down syndrome, our world was turned upside down.
Continue reading “Disc golf gives back during Down Syndrome Awareness Month”
Is disc golf headed for the mainstream?
Steve Dodge, Director of the Disc Golf Pro Tour, predicted that disc golf would be bigger than ball golf by 2026.
Many observers share Dodge’s optimism, and there’s some
evidence to support it. Continue reading “Disc golf as social movement: A strategy for growing the sport”
Heroin addiction is a national crisis. This 50-state problem has brought devastating consequences for individuals, families, regional economies, and the American healthcare system.
Continue reading “Disc Golfers on the Front Line of the Heroin Epidemic”