Winter Disc Golf – Planned

Winter Disc Golf  with Hot Chocolate

Thank you ActivateYYC for the grant enabling TCA to complete a 3-Hole Course and to put on this series of events.

You can play this course anytime after the 3rd basket is received (~Nov 2018) with your own Frisbees and Friends. Three Professional Disc Golf baskets will be placed at the points marked with STARS on the course map below. They are chained down but can be tipped over with careless play … please leave them upright or tip them back up when needed.

FREE SPECIAL EVENTS  will be held the FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, and are presently planned for 10am-Noon on Dec 8, Jan 5, Feb 2 and Mar 2. During Events, the fairways and tee-off box will be marked with spray paint and with colorful flags with a highly visible Disc Golf disc for each player.   Hot Chocolate and Coffee will be served in the warm up shack and players will be provided with one pair of 8-hr glove warmers on request.

A good description of the game of disc golf is this one being played in Winnipeg , found on youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNcvehzoq7I

The distances to be walked around the course are marked on the following picture.

How and Where Else Can You Play Disc Golf in Calgary?

http://www.calgaryherald.com/where+play+disc+golf/9951679/story.html 

The Calgary Herald story describes these courses:

Forest Lawn (9) Ideal for beginners, the course traverses an undulating, manicured park where it is impossible to lose a disc. Some shorter, more technical holes give even light throwers the chance for a chain-rattling hole-in-one.

Thorncliffe-Greenview (9) Why is your community association not like this? Not only did it create its own excellent, brand-new 9-hole disc-golf course, it boasts a bar and a bowling alley. Set in a broad valley, its big elevation changes make for dramatic long-distance throws.

Baker Park (18) The park was once a formal garden for patients at the Baker Sanatorium. Though predominantly flat, its geometric layout creates a variety of tree-lined alleys and open meadow shots. Home to several tournaments each season.

Old Refinery Park (18) Calgary’s newest course is also its most challenging. Because of that, the city’s top players are drawn here. There’s a lot to think about due to varied vegetation that yields a complex maze of potential flight paths.

Canmore Nordic Centre Routed along cross-country ski trails, it’s one of the most beautiful and dramatic disc-golf courses in the world. Mountainous terrain makes for a total workout that is definitely worth a day’s outing from the city.

more information at http://calgarydiscgolf.com/

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