August 2005

Leander receives grant for park  Aug 27, 2005
Benbrook, which will span more than 100 acres, will also include disc golf, hike and bike trails, a wetlands preservation area, a nature interpretive area and possibly a skate park. Benbrook will be the head of Williamson County's Heritage Trail, which spans throughout various sites in the area including Leander and Cedar Park. (Cedar Park Hill Country News Weekender, TX)

Breaking Away  Aug 26, 2005
Santa Cruz Summer Camps: Three one-week skills camps. Cost is 180 for one week, 300/2 weeks and 450/3 weeks. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

21 things to do during college --- without alcohol  Aug 26, 2005
Pulse is brought to you by. CEDAR FALLS --- College entertainment options may seem limited for students under the age of 21, and after reaching that all-important milestone, some students feel the only thing to fill the down time is drinking. (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)

Game, Fish & Parks News  Aug 25, 2005
Richmond Lake Hosts Disc Golf ... Disc golfers across the state are invited to compete in the 2005 SD Amateur Disc Golf Championship ... The tournament is a Professional Disc Golf Association B-tier sanctioned event, and PDGA members can deduct $5 from their entry fee. (Marshall County Journal, SD)

GFP offers fun and programs at the State Fair  Aug 24, 2005
The Parks and Recreation Division will also have many free publications available, such as the 2005 Park Times, the Tatanka, and many other outdoor recreation publications, from birding to disc golf to horse trails brochures. Miller Press 2005. (Miller Press, SD)

Terre Haute's 29 parks offer citizens recreation  Aug 23, 2005
Students can also participate in a Disc Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Deming Park. Interested persons can register on-site for free. (Indiana Statesman, IN)

Disc golf may offer hackers some refuge  Aug 23, 2005
So we begin with the many luxuries of disc golf ... Just head over to the Brakewell Steel/Town of Warwick Disc Golf Course ... The Professional Disc Golf Association oversees a pro tour with more than 600 events. (Times Herald-Record, NY -- Sports)

Altmyer wins World Amateur Disc Golf Championship  Aug 23, 2005
SPEARFISH - Don Altmyer of Spearfish, won the Advanced Grandmaster Division at the 2005 Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) Amateur World Disc Golf Championship at a tournament held in Flagstaff, Ariz ... A total of 382 amateur disc golfers from eight countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Sweden, competed for the title of World Disc Golf Champion ... The tournament was conducted on three disc golf courses in the 7,000-foot elevation of the Flagstaff area... (Black Hills Pioneer, SD)

Recreational activities abundant at Iowa State  Aug 22, 2005
In addition, the Maple-Willow-Larch, Southeast and Towers recreational fields are open to students, as well as the disc golf course, located on 13th Street across from Frederiksen Court. Recreational activities abundant at Iowa State. (Iowa State Daily, IA)

At your service RECREATION  Aug 22, 2005
Daytona Disc Drivers: Play disc golf on the golfball course. www. (Daytona Beach News Journal -- Local)

Town of Sugar Camp developing disc golf course to open in 2006  Aug 19, 2005
A disc golf course is in the early planning stages and should be in operation by next spring, according to town clerk John Bigley. The town board has authorized the addition of an 18 hole disc golf course on a portion of the town's 50 acres of land adjacent to the town hall ... Some of the holes are 200 to 300 feetlong , so you will walk most of the land," said Bigley. He said he and his wife, Deanna have seen disc golf courses in various communities during their travels and thought this would... (Rhinelander Daily News, WI)

Disc golfers plan course in Waterloo  Aug 18, 2005
Jon Owens, left, and Tim Geoghegan discuss the placement possibilities for a disc golf course at Waterloo park ... With help from Linn County Parks, a small group of local disc golfers hopes to turn those 40 acres of trees, bushes and blackberries into a competitive 18-hole disc golf course ... If attempts are successful, Waterloo would offer the first ever public disc golf course in east Linn County. (Lebanon Express, OR)

Disc golf league results  Aug 16, 2005
A six-week disc golf league recently wrapped up at Gordon's Grove ... A fall league is being planned at Wildcat Springs Disc Golf Course. (Keokuk Daily Gate City, IO)

Doubles Derby Disc Golf Tourney  Aug 16, 2005
NILES Join St. Joseph and Berrien County Parks in a disc golf doubles tournament on Sept. 10. The first 18 holes are played at Madeline-Bertrand County Parks. (Niles Star, MI)

Disc Golfers Make Rounds  Aug 15, 2005
Montes is but one of a rapidly growing number of local athletes who have become regular disc golf players, not -- as disc golfers call it -- "ball golf.". Disc golf has been around for quite a while, and it is pretty much what it sounds like ... For a cup, rather than a hole on a green, there are hanging basketlike targets or boxes into which disc golfers must toss their discs. (The Tampa Tribune -- Pinellas)

City eyes park plan  Aug 14, 2005
To pay for a host of improvements at the park which could include a BMX bike course, disc golf range, amphitheater, pond, youth soccer pitches and softball fields voters might be asked to increase their taxes ... -- Disc golf: A nine-hole disc golf course would lie on top of the capped landfill at the park's north end. (Helena Independent Record)

Henry County course is state's 100th  Aug 8, 2005
Apparently Henry County was ready for disc golf. The county conservation board officially opened Riverview Disc Golf Course near Oakland Mills on Saturday ... "We've played every course in southeast Iowa," said Jim Carpenter, a disc golf aficionado from Mount Pleasant, "and this is the best (nine hole course) around.". (The Hawk Eye)

Let's burn some worms  Aug 6, 2005
"When I started playing in 1993 there were 30 disc golf courses in the state. Now there are 92," Gill said ... Disc golfers use three basic types of discsCarlos GonzalezStar Tribune ... "You see those shots that are so gracefully placed -- and Timmy can show you probably better than anybody -- they just float forever," says Troy Iverson, 40, of Chaska, who after playing disc golf for 20 years has gotten his son, Keegan, 12, involved in league play. (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune -- Variety)

To get started in disc golf  Aug 6, 2005
Visit one of Minnesota's disc golf courses ... For a directory of Minnesota courses, visit the Professional Disc Golf Association ... Watch some of the world's best disc golf players at. (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune -- Variety)

Disc golf: the flip side  Aug 6, 2005
After he died at 78: Disc golf inventor "Steady Ed" Headrick's ashes were incorporated into molds to make golf discs, as he had requested. Minnesota's ranking in number of disc golf courses: third nationally ... Minnesota members in the Professional Disc Golf Association: 192. (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune -- Variety)

Hot shot Tim Gill  Aug 6, 2005
He's been called: The Phil Mickelson of disc golf ... Has won more than 50 Professional Disc Golf Association events ... Former Minnesota disc golf champion. (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune -- Variety)

Disc golf is gaining popularity in Siouxland  Aug 1, 2005
Joe Evans throws a disc while playing disc golf with Tim DeWolf, right, at Sioux City's Sertoma Park ... He'd played the par 3, 430-foot hole countless times since the disc golf course opened in the summer of 2002 ... For Moser, disc golf has come a long way since the days when he and his friends threw Frisbees at trees and light poles, which acted as goals. (Sioux City Journal, IO)

Aptos Doss is on top of disc golf world  Aug 1, 2005
Aptos Doss is on top of disc golf world By JULIE JAG SENTINEL STAFF WRITER July 31, 2005 ... The closest Nate Doss came to being on top of the world is playing a hole by that name at the DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course in Santa Cruz ... Doss of Aptos won the Pro Disc Golf Association World Championship in Allentown, Pa. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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