Enjoying fresh air, exercise and general fun – free of charge. That's chiefly why a new disc golf course has been created in Galva's Wiley Park.
Enjoying fresh air, exercise and general fun – free of charge.
That's chiefly why a new disc golf course has been created in Galva's Wiley Park.
"It's a game anyone can play – young or old," explained Greg White of Galva, who spearheaded the opening of the course.
"It is a very inexpensive game to try. For 10 or 12 bucks you can buy a disc. You may even have an old Frisbee around the house and even that will work to give the sport a try," White added. "Once you have a disc there are no fees to play at the park. It's very easy to learn to play – the rules are simple. And, disc golf is good exercise."
Disc golf is much like regular golf, except players throw discs or Frisbees and don't use balls or clubs. Players land their disc into baskets, rather than a hole.
White, who originated the idea of creating the course in Wiley Park, and got support from Galva city officials, says the nine-hole layout includes a red tee and a blue tee for each hole. Red tees are for people who want to play shorter distances between holes (1,564 feet total). Blue tees (2,587 feet total) are for those who want to play on longer holes.
"One of the course rules I added to the initial sign is: Have fun and help others have fun," White said. I am optimistic that will happen."
An open house will be held in Wiley Park on Monday, June 3, at 6 p.m. Refreshments won't be served. It's simply a time to learn more about disc golf and the Wiley Park course.