May 2004

Golf without clubs and balls  May 28, 2004
Summit Daily/Reid Williams Summit Stage bus driver Bill Muma tees off on the 15th hole of Frisco's disc golf course Tuesday ... Disc golf is golf's younger, trashier cousin ... Yes, the PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) has a fancy logo just like that of the PGA, and there is a pro tour, and a rule book with close to as many bylaws as the pseudo encyclopedias of real golf. (Vail Daily)

Outdoors : Disc golf is a game for masochists  May 28, 2004
Geoff Luke gets himself out of a tight spot under a tree May 19 while disc golfing at the Dry Creek Parkway. Disc golf is a game for masochists There's no better way to torment yourself for a few hours ... For this week's cover story, I followed some disc golfers around the course at Dry Creek Parkway east of town. (Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Outdoors : Not just a walk in the park  May 28, 2004
Not just a walk in the park Disc golf is a challenging sport ... Disc golf is much like traditional golf, Kevin Ostrum says ... Disc golf's roots don't run as deep as traditional golf's. (Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Concerned hundreds peek at park plans  May 26, 2004
Each design included a dog park, a playground, open play areas, bike trails, roadways, about 400 parking spaces and a disc golf course where people can throw flying discs at above-ground targets. "We don't need a roadway. We need walking trails and bike trails," said Jerry Jacobi, 64. (St. Petersburg Times, FL)

You can take it with you  May 26, 2004
"I'll take disc golf. I never felt more like an Oregonian than the times I threw a little plastic disc into a fan of chains out at Dexter Reservoir. "I'll take the creative writing program. For my dollar, there's not a more passionate bunch of people on campus. (Oregon Daily Emerald, OR)

Council puts hold on Sunset Park bill  May 25, 2004
The city approved $182,000 in January to pay for new community gardens, a bouldering wall, river overlook docks, a disc golf course and a playground for children at the park. Although some of the additional costs result from design changes, Mayor Fred Turnage said the company engineers should have seen the problems coming. (Rocky Mount Telegram, NC)

Residents will shape new Eagle Lake Park  May 25, 2004
All include some of the same things: a dog park, playground, an area for disc golf, walking trails, boardwalks, viewing decks, picnic shelters and restrooms ... The disc golf course, where players throw Frisbeelike discs at metal baskets, ought to be be consistent with the park's natural setting and passive uses, officials said. (St. Petersburg Times, FL)

Canton Park District officials approve tentative budget, plan for new pool opening  May 19, 2004
The Third Annual Canton Disc Golf Classic is scheduled on July 17. The 13th Annual Lakeland Bi-Tri Classic is scheduled on Aug. 7. (Canton Daily Ledger, IL)

World champ claims Masters Cup disc golf title  May 18, 2004
SANTA CRUZ Considered by many to be the best disc golf player in the world, Ken Climo of Clearwater, Fla ... Trailing Capitola s Nate Doss heading into Sunday s final round of the 19th annual Masters Cup at the DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course, Climo, dubbed "the Champ," blew by the Cabrillo College student, and the rest of the field, to claim the title. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Local boy Doss leads 11-time champ Climo  May 17, 2004
SANTA CRUZ With 11-time world champion Ken Climo only a shot behind, Nate Doss of Capitola heads out today in search of his first victory at the Masters Cup, one of the premier disc golf events in the nation ... among others at the DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course, which has hosted this tournament for 19 years. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Bob Linneman : Top disc golfers complain of sport s ...  May 16, 2004
Bob Linneman: Top disc golfers complain of sports professional growing pains May 16, 2004 ... Bob Linneman: Top disc golfers complain of sport s professional growing pains ... As the sport of disc golf grows in stature, as an infusion of young talent steps up the level of play, as manufacturing improvements have created longer flying discs as all this is happening, some elite pro players feel the sport is stuck in the mud, being held back by a variety of forces. (Santa Cruz Sentinel, CA)

Local man leads after first round of Masters Cup disc golf event  May 16, 2004
SANTA CRUZ The largest Professional Disc Golf Association tournament on the West Coast, the Masters Cup, kicked off its 19th year Friday at the DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course ... The DeLaveaga course has 27 holes (nine more than a usual disc golf course) and its hilly landscape is dotted with trees ... Hole No. 27 is famous throughout disc golf as the difficult "Top of the World" hole. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Party in the ParkLocal parks offer summer fun for every age  May 14, 2004
Rogers-Lakewood Park is the place for paddle boats, hayrides, beach picnics and disc golf. The game has become so popular, said recreation superintendent Carol Costakis, that they have added two programs called "Get Hooked on Disc Golf," which teaches the basics to ages 8 to adult ... The park also hosts a summer disc golf league for ages 16 and older. (Northwest Indiana Times )

Students relax, play frisbee golf  May 12, 2004
Despite having seen cars getting hit and people being injured by flying discs, disc golf, commonly called frisbee golf, is popular among many students and basically follows the same rules as normal golf, Robinson said. While playing at the Colonial Estates disc golf course, 1600 E. Lindsey St., Robinson encountered water hazards, sand traps, plenty of trees and an out-of-bounds area ... The first International Frisbee Tournament, held in 1958, was one of the most recent events that led to... (University of Oklahoma -- Oklahoma Daily, OK)

Annual open house coming at state parks  May 10, 2004
They include a disc golf open house at Richmond Lake recreation area near Aberdeen, a children's fishing derby at Lake Poinsett recreation area near Arlington, and the grand opening of the Lewis and Clark Family Center at Farm Island recreation area near Pierre. (Aberdeen American News, SD)

City begins parks plan  May 5, 2004
A new community garden, a small climbing wall, river overlook docks, a disc golf course and renovation of tennis and basketball courts also are in the works. "Sunset Park has been the showcase park for the city of Rocky Mount," Armstrong said. (Rocky Mount Telegram, NC)

Ups and downsPark is a boon to skaters, but police say troublemakers persist  May 4, 2004
It draws many because of the different amenities such as a disc golf course, picnic areas and the skate park. "The more it warms up, the more people show up," she said. (The Union)

Sports in Juneau  May 3, 2004
Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season has started. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. (Juneau Empire, AK)

Recreation calendar  May 2, 2004
The Clarion-Ledger Baseball. Performance Sports Academy AA OK Fest: Friday-May 9, Canton Multipurpose Complex. (Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS)

More than 30 turn out for disc golf in Denison Park  May 2, 2004
Billed as the "world's biggest disc golf weekend," participants paid 12 to try their hand at the 18-hole course ... "It's a worldwide event," said Hank Foss, club pro with Corning's Twenty Percenters Disc Golf Club ... Open to disc golfers of all skill levels, Foss said the goal was not compete, but just to have fun and expose more people to the game. (Corning Leader, NY)

Rand Park's Kiddie Land to undergo improvements  May 1, 2004
The board has used creative funding to finance the disc golf course upgrade at Rand Park, Belba said ... The park board believes a disc golf tournament and Hyperflite, entertainment and food will supplement the new playground equipment in attracting families to the park ... The disc golf tournament will be in two divisions singles, people age 15 and older, and family doubles, with younger participants allowed. (Keokuk Gate City Daily, IA)

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