Disc Golf Clinics
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 7/1/2016
Since forming in 2004 the Central Oregon Disc Golf Club (CODGC) has been actively involved in establishing courses and growing the sport of disc golf in Central Oregon. Deschutes Public Library is pleased to partner with CODGC this summer to offer three “Summer is Rec’d” disc golf clinics in Bend, Redmond and Sisters as part of the Library’s summer reading program. The clinics are free and every workshop participant will receive a free disc golf putter. Space is limited and registration is required (register at a link below). Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, July 9, 9:00 a.m.
Pine Nursery Disc Golf Course, Bend Saturday, July 16, 9:00 a.m.
Dry Canyon Disc Golf Course, Redmond Saturday, August 6, 9:30 a.m.
Hyzer Pines Disc Golf Course, Sisters
Chuck Norton, CODGC vice president, says the clinics are designed for the utmost disc golf beginner. “Whether someone has never played or has only been out a handful of times, these clinics will help casual players get more enjoyment out of the game by teaching proper techniques and etiquette,” says Norton. The clinics will be followed by a few holes on local courses with participants paring with an experienced golfer for a chance to practice what they’ve learned. “Our goal with these clinics is to have newcomers feel welcomed to the sport and disc golf community and to help ensure the growth and continuity of both the sport and our club,” says Norton.
Norton says that playing disc golf in Central Oregon can be a challenge. “Sun, heat, rain, wind, snow, we have everything up here,” he says. “Our unique climate, geography and altitude provides the player a challenge unlike most others and because Central Oregon is an outdoor recreation mecca, disc golf is a perfect fit,” he says. “It is a fun, active, relaxing and affordable activity the whole family can enjoy,” he says. Norton also emphasizes that disc golf is sustainable. “It’s a low environmental impact sport. Courses use the natural features of their locations to challenge the player rather than altering them artificially. This fits perfectly with the Central Oregon spirit of good environmental practice along with fun in the sun,” he says.
For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032, firstname.lastname@example.org