January 2005

Get off that couch, now!  Jan 30, 2005Disc Golf: Ferrettie/Baugo: Open daily, 10 a.m.-closing, $3 plus gate fee, pro shop on site ... From snowshoeing to innertubing to disc golf, there is something for outdoor sports enthusiasts of all ages ... " Finally, for those golfers who are getting tired of playing "Jack Nicklaus 3" on their home PC, there is disc golf, a quickly growing sport that can be played all year long. Ferrettie/Baugo has one course while visitors to St. Patrick's can cross country (or drive) to Madeline Bertrand... (South Bend Tribune )

Disc golf tournament to benefit local charity  Jan 27, 2005If you were to keep that same philosophy this weekend at the Greenville Ice Bowl, a disc golf tournament at West Meadowbrook Park, the light would be shining on the community ... Since disc golf tournaments are mainly in the spring and summer, Rothstein wanted some sort of national tournament that would be for the wintertime ... Ice Bowls are held at disc golf courses all around the world from the first weekend in January though the last weekend in February. (The East Carolinian, NC)

Ice Bowl: Different breed of golfers  Jan 23, 2005But that didn't keep Kenny Johnson and his buds from playing disc golf yesterday ... "Disc golfers are a different breed," joked Pete Lockamy, who traveled from Norfolk to play ... For those unfamiliar with the game, disc golf is almost the same as regular golf. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, VA)

Naturalist moves up county ranks  Jan 23, 2005Already knee deep in a complete overhaul at the Oakland Mills Nature Center, the board has on its list of potential jobs for fiscal year 2006 a new disc golf course, several habitat improvements and construction of the first rental cabin at a county owned campground. Then there are the continued programs in public schools. (The Hawk Eye)

Having a fling  Jan 22, 2005Valley's latest disc golf tourney draws full field to Woodward Park ... But at today's disc golf tournament at Woodward Park, there will be a competitive atmosphere, amazing shots and a jam-packed field of 100 players ... Instead of balls and clubs, disc golf is played with flying discs, commonly known as a Frisbee. (Fresno Bee -- Sports)

BREC FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES  Jan 17, 2005com: Entertainment - BREC FACILITIES ITIES 01/14/05. READER / VIEWER SERVICES. (The Advocate -- Entertainment)

On frigid day, disc golfers compete in Tri-State Ice Bowl  Jan 16, 2005Welcome to the world of disc golf, a more than 30-year-old Frisbee version of the old plaid-pants game that has a diehard following of devotees who never have to worry about tee time. More than 39 disc golfers from ages 15 through their 50s turned out at for the 2005 Tri-State Ice Bowl, an appropriate name since the course -- a nature lover's maze of old cart paths, fields, stonewalls and deep woods -- was freezing ... The event, which drew disc golfers from as far as New Jersey and Rhode... (Stamford Advocate)

Lopez on sports  Jan 13, 2005Just because a 50-acre park has been used for a very low-density use like disc golf in the past, does not mean it should stay that way forever. Disc golf is all over Houston parks because it is a way to designate use without spending to improve it ... But this only represents a very small number of the people who play disc golf. (Houston Chronicle -- Sports)

Disc golf course may get new home  Jan 12, 2005Nancy English Park's tenure as the home to the city of Casper's disc golf course looks as if it will be short lived as complaints from neighbors, environmental damage, and a general lack of space at the park have led to a movement to relocate the course to North Platte Park. The city, along with local disc golf enthusiasts ... But the 9-hole course is small, according to disc golf player Don Foster, who helped organize a tournament at the course last July. (Casper Star-Tribune, WY)

Wayne County: Fat or Fit?  Jan 11, 2005These are perfect places to run or take your children for a hike or play disc golf. One of my personal New Year's resolutions is to watch my diet and get more exercise. (Honesdale Wayne Independent, PA)

Storms, mud close two highways  Jan 9, 2005Despite the oncoming rain, disc golfers, left to right, Danny Corbett of Tracy, Tom Olsen of San Diego, and Evan Sjostrom of Sacramento wait under umbrellas Saturday for their turn to throw while fellow disc golfer Miguel Ramos of San Diego "tees off" at Waller Park. Waller Park is host to a disc golf tournament this weekend with teams visiting from all over the state. (Santa Maria Times )

Simpson Park disc golf course taking shape  Jan 4, 2005The first nine holes of a new disc golf course at Simpson Park in Albany are about ready to open ... Fields, 33, said he and a friend were walking in Simpson Park when it came to them that the park would be a good place for disc golf ... Originally, Albany's disc golf enthusiasts asked representatives from the old Simpson Lumber Co. if they could use the vacant property. (Albany Democrat-Herald, OR)

Winter break feels more like spring for those enjoying the outdoors  Jan 3, 2005Will Hand, Leila Finch and David Robbins played disc golf at a Rock Hill park. "It's a good day for anything outside," said Hand, 25, of York. (Herald Online, SC -- Local)

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