Nearly 100 competitors attended an amateur disc golf tournament at Bond Lake Park in Ransomville over the weekend.
Portioned into three groups of recreational, intermediate, and advanced players; area disc golfers were quite pleased to be back in action after adhering to earlier versions of the statewide pause on business, events, sports, and gatherings.
“I’d say over the last five or six years, it has really started to pop up,” said President of ‘Western New York Disc Golf Club’ Jeremy Hoeltke. He added, “This is our newest course we just opened up at the beginning of the year.”
Hoeltke also shared how the courses came to be, “We’ve worked with Niagara County. They’ve done all the work here with install, help on design and maintenance. They’ve done an amazing job.”
Also, after reporting a growing number of participants since reopening tournaments this summer, Hoeltke shared, “I think with the current environment that we are living in, disc golf is just a really great sport. You’re outside and there’s only four people per hole with those four remaining spaced themselves.”
On getting involved, Hoeltke advised, “The disc golf community is actually an amazing community and all about helping new players. If you look at our groups on social media and ask around, current players want to get other people involved.”
For more information on the Western New York Disc Golf Club and getting involved, visit them here: http://www.wnydgc.com/leadership
Or check ‘Disc Golf in Buffalo’, a Facebook Community Group dedicated to promoting area information on the sport: https://www.facebook.com/groups/12014191451/