, 2022-06-23 12:21:10,
This summer, the City of Dawsonville is adding yet another exciting new activity to Main Street Park: a nine-hole disc golf course.
The course, dubbed the “Shiners 9”, winds through Main Street Park, beginning and ending near the park entrance behind City Hall. Currently, the course consists of baskets and tee pads marked off with flags, and the city will soon be pouring concrete tee pads and adding signs for each hole.
Disc golf is a sport in which plastic discs are thrown into a series of metal baskets, and much like traditional golf the goal is to complete each hole with the fewest number of throws possible. The sport has gained popularity over the past several years, and while there are disc golf courses in neighboring counties like Lumpkin and Forsyth the “Shiners 9” is the first course to be installed in Dawson County.
“For anybody who plays disc golf, it’s like any course that you hear about that’s close by — everybody goes to play it,” City Clerk Beverly Banister said.
Banister, who disc golfs with her husband, was instrumental in the installation of the course at Main Street Park. Together with other volunteers, the pair have put time and effort into helping design and fine-tune the new course.
“One of the teachers over at the junior high is really passionate as well and he was the one who actually laid out his ideas of where the baskets could go and then we just walked it and fine-tuned it and everything,” Banister…
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