Scoring a hole-in-one with a new disc golf course

DISC golf is fast becoming one of the latest new outdoor crazes.

So much so that Ballina councillors last week supported a motion by Cr Jeff Johnson to investigate establishing a Disc Golf Course at Bi Centennial Gardens in Ballina.

A popular sport in Europe and the US, disc golf is gaining a lot of momentum in Australia, and is a popular sport in Europe and the US.

Jessie Amos with the equipment needed to play disc golf.
Jessie Amos with the equipment needed to play disc golf. Contributed

A disc golf course could be established at Bi-Centennial Park at very little cost and would be a great use of what is otherwise an under-utilised park, according to Cr Johnson.

"Basically, it's like traditional Golf but played with Frisbees (discs)," he said.

"Disc golf is a great extension of the great Aussie past time of throwing a frisbee.

"Having played a couple of times I'm hooked, and everyone else I know who has played can't wait for a course to be set up."

Jesse Amos who has grown up playing the sport in America has teamed up with Cr Johnson to help establish a course in Ballina.

"I've seen first hand the benefits and success of having disc golf parks, and feel it's something our Australian culture and way of life can really use and enjoy," he said.

It's a one-off low cost for installation and literally zero ongoing maintenance.

"BiCentennial Gardens in Ballina is the perfect place for a course and is such a beautiful park."

Mr Amos said he had spoken to several principals from local schools in Ballina who were very excited about it and said they would love to have disc golf as an option for sports days.

An open day will be held for the next two Saturdays from 9am.

Mr Amos will put up a few baskets, bring a bunch of discs and offer some tips on how to play.

 suitable for the whole family and kids are more than welcome to play.  



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