Disc golf course expands in Seymour
, 2023-05-01 01:00:00,
According to an app, this was played 807 times and drew people from nine states to Seymour in 2022.
Can you guess what it is?
If you said disc golf, you aced the question.
Of those rounds, 26 players visited from more than 30 miles away, 10 came here from 150 miles away and five traveled 300-plus miles.
“We had them from nine different states: Indiana, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee,” said Chad Keithley, program director for the Seymour Parks and Recreation Department. “That’s pretty neat that this course here is bringing in people from nine different states.”
The disc golf course has been at the Freeman Field Recreational Complex on the far south side of the city since 2021, and the expansion from nine to 18 holes was celebrated April 24 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The first nine holes became reality with a generous donation from Line Drive Sports Productions, and the second nine holes were made possible by donations from nine other hole sponsors. Keithley said a sponsorship was $500 per hole and covered the cost of the baskets and converting the tee boxes to concrete pads.
“The nice thing about parks and recreation is that we are big with partnerships, we are big with working with other people to accomplish a goal,” Parks Director Stacy Findley said. “Most of our projects, we rely on one, two, three, four, five different organizations to make it happen, so this project is no exception to that.”
Keithley said employees from the city’s parks and rec and water pollution control departments helped with the project along with many others from the community.
“I think at one time, I counted we had like 76 different volunteers, individuals came out and helped, whether it be taking out trees, cleaning the trail, getting the course ready for the 18-hole course,” he said.
Seymour High School’s building trades class, taught by Jerrell Hubbard, attended the ribbon cutting and was recognized for helping.
“This group right here has spent many hours out here on the course,”…
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