Do you Want to Try Disc Golf this Summer?

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Disc Golf

ONNtv had the pleasure of speaking with Matthew LaMontagna, the Physical Literacy Coordinator for the City of Sault Ste. Marie, about the new sports program being offered for the first time for free in our community.

This summer, the city’s Community Service Department is offering a Disc Golf program.

Located at the Sault’s Disc golf course at Penhorwood Park, the activity It is open to all ages and abilities. “The course is for beginners and intermediates, it is a 12-hole course, all par-3. The 10th and 12th are a little more difficult, but it was made for beginners. If you can throw a frisbee, you can throw a disc golf dosc.”

The six-week program will take place every Monday Starting July 16th and ending Monday August 27th form 1pm-3pm, excluding Monday August 6th. The goal by the program’s end is to teach a new skill each session, with the opportunity to take on the course and complete a game of disc golf by the end.

“Discs are available for use, and the first thirty people will get free discs,” LaMontagna said, “But you can also rent discs from us as well.”

In addition to learning a new sport, LaMontagna explained the health benefits, “You are out, your getting fresh air, your moving, using muscles you may have never used before. Even just getting outdoors and going for a walk. You walk the course, you can’t take a cart across the course. You are using your muscles.'”

To join, register here with activity number 8040.

For more information, contact Matthew LaMontagna at m.lamontagna@cityssm.on.ca.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. It would have been nice if the city representative would have mentioned that the course is called the Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore Disc Golf Course since the local service club did pay for it’s construction and the naming rights. On the positive side be sure and get out and enjoy the fresh air and get a little exercise. Great sport for kids and adults of all ages.

  2. I am guessing they are looking for the unemployed crowd… Who holds a course like this during the working day? People are not going to take time off work to go to this.

  3. To be honest, no! I would rather sit in a the shade with an ice cold can of Coors light and watch!

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