|Canal Days proceeds hit ‘hole in one’ at Leisure Park|
|Monday, December 17, 2012 3:10 PM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
DELPHOS — Each year, the Canal Days Committee doles out the proceeds from the festival. This year, $6,000 was earmarked for something a little different — a 9-hole disc golf course at Leisure Park.
According to Canal Days Coordinator Diane Sterling, disc golf is very popular with 6,600 courses in the U.S.
“Disc golf is very popular right now,” Sterling said. “We play several places and now we can play right here.”
Sterling said Leisure Park provided the perfect setting for a course.
“You need about 3/4 of a mile walking path and the park has just over that,” she said. “It was like that space was just waiting for us.”
Disc golf is a flying disc game in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target.
“The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc.” according to the Professional Disc Golf Association.
The number of disc golf courses has more than doubled in 8 years from 2000 to 2008.The game is played in about 40 countries around the world.
Signage at each teeing area notes how many throws or “par” the hole is and the location of the basket or hole. Courses are usually laid out in wooded areas with diverse terrain that are part of the course.
An official rules board is posted at the entrance of Leisure Park.