I know, I know, I write this post saying I’m going to be gone and then I come back the next day and post something…but this is going to be quick and not a lot of writing from me.
The Kalamazoo Air Zoo on Portage Road has opened up a 9-hole disc golf course around the museum. It’s free and according to the article it’s all par-3 holes.
Nice to see a new course in the area. If you go out there and check it out, let me know.
Air Zoo opens 9-hole disc golf course
My father-in-law opened up the Kalamazoo Gazette yesterday (it was actually last Thursday the 15th, the power went out and I haven’t had a chance to get back to this post) and was flipping through it when he showed me their weekly kids section. And what should be on the cover and the main focus of that kids section? Disc Golf!
The whole pull-out kids section (I can’t remember what the name of that section is) is focused on what disc golf is and how to play it. Basically talking about how great it is, how easy it is for kids to do it, and how it’s an easy way to get kids to go outside…wait this sounds familiar. Didn’t I write about this, at least twice? Yes. Yes I did. (Here and here)
I think it’s great that they are promoting disc golf and kids. The section did a nice job covering the history of disc golf and making it look like a great time for you to take your kid out there. I don’t think there is much more for me to say, except that if you are sitting there, with your kids running around driving you crazy, maybe you should take them out to the park and throw some discs! It’ll be a couple of hours of your day, which isn’t bad, but you could be introducing your kid to a great sport and showing them there is something cheap and easy to do outside.
Thought I’d share some news on tournaments that I have seen coming up here in the Kalamazoo area for the next couple of weeks:
May 22 at Grand Woods (Lansing)
Capitol City Challenge
I haven’t played at this course, so I couldn’t tell you how much of a challenge it would be. But the cost is only 10 bucks to get in, which isn’t bad.
May 23 at Robert Morris park
The Big Bob Open
It’s 16 bucks if your novice and starts at 9:00 am.
June 6 at Meyer Broadway Park (Three Rivers)
Club Dead Shoot Out
I couldn’t find any info on time or cost, but it’s something.
That’s about all I could find right now, but I’ll keep my eye for anymore that might come up. Tournaments are fun to check out, and it’s not that expensive to play. I watched one in Illinois for the newspaper I worked at and learned a lot of great techniques and got to see how some professionals do it. My goal is to eventually be a part of one of these tournaments, but that might be a little bit.
Good golfing this weekend!
It appears that a father from Traverse City, Michigan is missing. He had finished playing disc golf and was last seen dropping off his friend.
Here is the CNN story: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-433040 and here is a link to a website set up for him: http://findjacob.info/.
Please check out those links and if you know anything contact the Traverse City sheriff’s department.
He is a fellow disc golfer, and a fellow Michigander, so any help I am sure would be appreciated.