It’s golf, without the excessive green fees
GOLF is a game that tests even the most patient of sportspeople.
A more user-friendly version of the age-old game is growing in popularity and the costs are only a fraction of what the traditional clubs charge.
Noosa Disc Golf Club president Jamie Knight started playing the unique game in the mid-1990s.
Back then it was just a fun way to pass the time and enjoy some time outdoors.
“I used to play with a group of Hastings St hospitality staff in Noosa Woods,” he said.
Disc golf is the same concept as the traditional version of the game.
It has an area to tee off and a hole, or target, players strive to reach.
The biggest difference is instead of swinging clubs and hitting a little white ball, you play with a frisbee.
And instead of paying thousands on green fees, it’ll only cost you slightly more than a cup of coffee for a round.
“Everyone who knows how to play golf will know how to play disc golf,” Knight said.
“You spend thousands on green fees to play the traditional game.
“In disc golf a disc might cost you $20 and to play is only a $5 donation.”
The president of the Noosa club has been working closely with Noosa Shire Council to create a permanent ground for the unique sport.
He first approached the council in 2019 with the idea of using Pomona’s Cooroora Creek Park for the newly reformed club.
“We are currently going through the motions to get a permanent course put in,” he said.
The council has offered the club a trial period to use the park on a temporary basis.
“We currently have a six-month permit on a trial basis,” Knight said.
“Another month and then it will get re-evaluated.
“Then there will be community consultation for people to have their opinion.”
People of all ages and all abilities are invited to play.
“If you can get around the park and you can throw a frisbee you can play disc golf,” Knight said.
Noosa Disc Golf hosts a monthly social league event on the first Saturday of every month.
The next social league day will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 8.30am at Cooroora Creek Park, Pomona.
A $5 donation is suggested to help cover costs of insurance.
For more information go to the website or phone 0405 682 264.