It’s like golf, except with flying discs instead of balls, and it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the country.
Arkansas Tech – Ozark is attempting to harness disc golf’s popularity. Baskets have been installed and the course is open to the public, but the finishing touches, including signage and instructions, are expected to be completed in the fall semester.
The course cost the about $3,300 and was funded through the Student Government Association. Students and community members are encouraged to check out the discs in the Library, located in the newly renovated Alvin F. Vest Student Union.
The nine-hole course is the first of its kind in Ozark and is designed to be integrated with the planned walking trail that will provide open spaces and natural obstacles. The design handicap accessible with parking located close to the first and last holes.
According to the official rules of the sport as published by the Professional Disc Golf Association, “The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc.”
Stephen Dollar, Student Government Representative said, “Part of the sports draw is its varying levels of difficulty, Dollar added, “It can be played by all ages and is a low-impact form of exercise that includes quite a bit of walking.”
With school out and the weather conducive to outdoor activities, Dollar said he hopes added activities will draw people to the Ozark campus and introduce them to all the facilities have to offer.
Posing along the course is (l-r): Dee Crowley, Stephen Dollar, and Dani Stark.]]>