Disc golf: Trending at IVCC

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IVCC Student Jake Ries throws a disc during the Monday night Disc Golf League. All students are invited to take part in the sport.

Justin Kelley

IVCC’s Disc Golf League seems to be attracting a lot of students to play.

According to Wes Black, who is one of the originators of the league and also an IVCC math instructor, “The league averages about 20 students who show up to play on Monday nights.”

Black also added, “Students do not have to be in the league to play and they can play any time they want on the main campus.”

The disc golf course is situated near the baseball diamond and is south of the gymnasium.

If students want to join the league, there is a small fee to play, which keeps the disc golf course maintained.

There are also some incentives of playing disc golf. For example, Black said top players receive small cash prizes and the league gives students a chance to meet new disc golf players.

In addition, students do not have to worry about buying any supplies because the discs are supplied by the league.

If students need additional items they need to ask Black or IVCC’S bookstore, where discs are sold.

When asked about how the disc golf course was designed, Black had this to say. “Basically it is the same setup as a regular golf course. On a golf course there is a putting green, a fairway and so on.”

Black also noted that there are two differences from regular golf and disc golf. There are no golf clubs and the player throws the disc into a chain basket.

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