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Disc golf available at Hagerstown city golf course

August 01, 2011

HAGERSTOWN — After a successful turnout and great feedback from the disc golf nights at Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run, the city of Hagerstown’s Parks and Engineering Department has good news for all disc throwers.

The golf course will now offer disc golf nights the first and third Sundays and Mondays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Officials will be lengthening the course and changing the pars of each hole.

“It was awesome to see all of the interest and excitement about disc golf,” said Junior Mason, parks superintendent for the city. “With the response we had, we knew we wanted to find a way to make the sport available on a regular basis.”

It will cost $3 to play the nine-hole course, and discs will be available for sale and rent.

“We had everyone from the avid disc golfer to the beginner on the course the nights of July 10 and 11,” Mason said. “We invite everyone back out as we move forward with giving disc golf a more permanent home.”

City officials also want to assure golfers that no major changes are being made to the golf course.

“Disc golf is certainly a wonderful addition to the golf course offerings, and not a substitution,” Mason said. “In considering a permanent home for the sport, we also took into account the routine of many of our loyal golfers.”           

The course is modeled after existing professional disc golf courses. The elevated metal baskets will be set up on the first and third Sundays and Mondays of each month before the start time of 6:30 p.m.

Disc golf was recognized as a sport in the 1970s and its popularity continues to grow.  Similar to “ball golf,” the objective of disc golf is to complete each hole in the fewest number of disc tosses. A golf disc is tossed from a tee area to an elevated metal basket.

For more information, call Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run at 301-733-8630.

To see a map of the course, go to www.hagerstowngreens.com.

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