Disc golf joins university’s sports roster – The Wichitan
, 2022-09-23 05:38:31,
Nearly every city has a park with chain metal baskets that seem- to the untrained eye- to be randomly dispersed around the area. Those ‘randomly dispersed’ baskets are actually strategically placed targets for an ever-growing and evolving sport: disc golf. Disc golf is widely played leisurely but is also played competitively by college and professional players alike.
Disc golf is unique among sports in that it combines frisbee and traditional golf together. Players use carefully constructed “discs” to reach the basket using the fewest throws possible. For golf lovers the sport offers a game that can be much easier than traditional golf at times, and is typically free of charge. Now MSU has its own disc golf team, primarily due to Nic Hubbert, nursing senior.
“I actually started the MSU disc golf team to not only grow the sport of disc golf in Wichita Falls but to also be able to compete on a collegiate level. Disc golf is a fun, relaxing and relatively low cost sport, there’s no green fees to play and all you have to have is a few discs and a couple friends to have fun,” Hubbert said.
Hubbert’s goal is on track to be achieved; the sport is rapidly growing in both the MSU community and on a professional level. The growth has even spurred the addition of multiple new courses in Wichita Falls.
“Our community now [has] 6 courses and a 7th champions level course being put in. Wichita Falls is being put on the map, which opens up opportunities for huge tournaments!” Hubbert said.
With these new courses being added, and the disc golf community in Wichita Falls growing, tournaments are a real possibility. In fact, the disc golf team is hosting its own tournament in hopes of gaining publicity for the team and establishing itself as a real competitor in the collegiate disc golf scene.
“Coming up on September 24 the MSU Disc Golf Team will be hosting a huge tournament at Lucy Park and Lake Wichita as a fundraiser for the MSU Competitive Disc Golf Team to attend the Texas Collegiate State Championship in San Marcos, Texas this November,” Hubbert said.
An event like this offers an opportunity for the team to grow its sport and gain support – not only on campus but from Wichita Falls as a whole.
“Since we are an extremely young organization, we haven’t had any opportunities to do events and activities with the team,” Morgan Holcomb, nursing junior, said.
By young, Holcomb means that the team was established only…
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