Disc golf club runs 228 weekly league events in a row

By Josh Woods, photos by Jesse Wright ~

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Participants of the Morgantown Mountain Goats’ league event on New Year’s Eve, 2017. The club has not cancelled a weekly event since being established on August 12, 2013.

Disc golf clubs are like unclassified plants. No one knows what they are, but still they sprout up and spread through the hills, fields and forests, bringing delight to anyone who finds them.

In summer 2013, one disc golf club, the Morgantown Mountain Goats of West Virginia, held their first meeting in the future president’s living room. The Goat founders appointed a Board of Directors, which included Shelby Dering, Shane Leiggi, Greg Hackett and Jason Lee, and started planning the future. Their initial priorities were to establish a formal league and further develop a disc golf course at Dorsey’s Knob Park in Morgantown, West Virginia. Continue reading “Disc golf club runs 228 weekly league events in a row”

“Beauty at low temperatures is beauty” – Joseph Brodsky

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“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot.” ― Alexander Pope

The hills of West Virginia are always nice to look at. In summer, these geologic wonders are attractive in a way that needs no explanation.

But in winter, when the temperature drops, and a thin blanket of snow covers the land, and the horizon fades into whiteness, and the wind dies down, and large, octangular clumps of crystallized water drift in the air like drunken moths, the hills of West Virginia are beautiful in a way that demands further clarification. Continue reading ““Beauty at low temperatures is beauty” – Joseph Brodsky”

Final Round of 2016, Photos by Jesse Wright

Jesse Wright is many things. A native South African, a news man, a teacher, a husband, a father, a photographer, a backhand-dominant slinger of plastic with a solid putt.

Running through these sundry occupations is Jesse’s remarkable aptitude for storytelling. Whether he’s editing a radio program or taking photographs, he’s telling a compelling narrative. Continue reading “Final Round of 2016, Photos by Jesse Wright”

Disc golfers take over holiday lights display area for charity event

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Photo by Jesse Wright.

Cold weather brings out the best in disc golfers. One of the sport’s most notable tournaments, the “Ice Bowl,” runs through the frigid months of January and February to raise funds for combating hunger. Per Ice Bowl’s website, “Since 1996, Ice Bowl has raised over $3,500,000.” Continue reading “Disc golfers take over holiday lights display area for charity event”

MMGDGC 2016 Club Championship

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Staying Close (Saturday, November 5, 2016)

Dense fog blanketed Dorsey’s Knob, site of the 2016 Club Championship, the Morgantown Mountain Goats’ final tournament of the season. A windless morning, it seemed strangely quiet, subdued, almost solemn, as if attending the funeral of an old friend who had lived a long and fruitful life. Continue reading “MMGDGC 2016 Club Championship”