Niagara Falls Mayor tries his hand at Disc Golf Course

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Published July 29, 2021 at 2:03 pm

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Niagara Falls residents who want the fun and exercise of golf without the expense of the equipment may want to try their hand at Disc Golf.

And hand literally means that. Disc Golf is remarkably similar, rules-wise at least, to regular golf. Nine or 18 holes are played except instead of swinging a club at a small ball, players are throwing a frisbee-like object at an above-ground basket.

And best of all, at the Niagara Falls Disc Golf Club at lower Firemen’s Park, it’s free.

Mayor Jim Diodati got a chance to try out the sports and came away as a fan.

“Disc golf is one of the fastest growing new sports in North America and I can surely see why,” he said on social media.

“It’s free to play anytime of year, in any weather,” he continued. “There are 18 holes for beginner (or) intermediate players in a beautiful parkland setting.”

While actually invented in the early-1900s, Disc Golf has for decades taken a back-seat to traditional swing-miss-and-curse golf. However, given its low cost, it has re-emerged in the last decade.

On their Facebook page, the Niagara Falls Disc Golf Club welcomed all.

“Our volunteers and members look forward to continuing to grow the sport and complete course improvements with the support of the City of Niagara Falls, the Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Ontario Disc Sports Association,” they said.

The course is located at 2275 Dorchester Road in Niagara Falls or residents can email the Club Directors at [email protected]

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