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Toss Your Troubles Away With A Round of Disk Golf

By Dana Berlin
On November 10, 2011


Many students do not know, but Lyndon State College is home to an exceptionally challenging and superior eighteen hole Frisbee golf course.

Beginning behind Rita Bowl and ending on Presidents Hill, this course offers students the opportunity to take a break from classes or homework and get outside for some fun and exercise.

Lyndon State Adventure Program Director Jamie Struck is proud of the course he designed and created, "Those first three shots will give you a taste of everything that you will ever see in disk golf. You'll see the long power shots, you'll see the delicate shots that you will have to be able to turn around a corner with a good lane, then you will see the lace shots, the ones that you really have to be exact with."

This course was made especially for Lyndon State College students and was funded by the Student Government Association. "This eighteen hole course in the end cost about $10,000 to complete. Student Government Association has paid for this whole thing, this is student activities fee money that students are paying out each semester. They allocated this money and it was wonderful," said Jonathan Davis, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, while discussing the building of the course.

The first nine holes of the course are located in the woods behind the grey and brown house and end by the side of the Softball field. Crossing over the upper portion of College Road into the woods by the Presidents Hill parking lot will bring you to the beginning of the back nine. These last nine holes offer some great views of the campus while weaving in and out of the woods in addition to sprawling up and down Presidents Hill.

Every Tuesday the college offers "Disk Golf Afternoons." Tuesday at 3 p.m. behind Rita Bowl, students may come and partake in a round of disk golf. However, this is not the only time students can use the course. The free course is available any time of the day or night for use.

There were some new additions made to the course over the summer which included installing fixed tee boxes. The previous tee boxes were either made of dirt or grass, depending one what hole you were on. Now the tee boxes are cement offering a more stable surface for the golfers to tee off on.

Winter is quickly approaching and with that comes the end of the disk golf season, so plan on playing before any more snow falls. 

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