Friday, July 05, 2013

Jenkins Park Disc Golf Course is Amazing!

I've watched with interest as our Parks department headed by Scott Johnson has steadily improved our many parks and with the newest addition of a DGC, or Disc Golf Course, we are competing with the many fine courses in the Houston area, and according to one player yesterday, this course will be a showcase.
July 4th morning, my Bride and I observed close to thirty players on the 18 hole course, all carrying the shoulder bags of discs, or small Frisbee-like saucers they throw.  The closest course to Baytown is over 15 miles away, so get used to the idea of people coming to Baytown to play this popular sport.

One player wrote a review on the course:  "Beautiful park space. Latest/greatest DISCatcherPro model baskets with just about all the chains you could want. Ample sized concrete tees (see Cons). Plenty of parking and the course loops back to the parking lot between holes 9 & 10 so you can restock if necessary. The elevated baskets on holes #9 and #18 are very well done and add a nice element to the course. The first half of the course is more technical requiring reasonably accurate shots to card birdies for INT/ADV players. The second half of the course opens up a lot and is more forgiving of errant drives but #10, #13, #14, and #17 really let you try to crush some drives. While the first half wouldn't be considered "woodsy" by most standards, I do like the balance of shorter shot-making holes and longer bomber holes."
Disc golf is a flying disc game in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, "The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc." The number of disc golf courses doubled in the 8 years from 2000 to 2008. The game is played in about 40 countries around the world.

More information about this exciting sport is available here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_golf

One thing is sure and that is Scott Johnson and park planners got it right again!
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