Disc golf may be coming to the Village of South River
, 2022-12-24 15:34:53,
Micah Streeter of Huntsville has proposed the event to the local town council which expressed an interest to be involved.
Disc golf is also known as Frisbee golf where players throw a Frisbee-like disc at a target.
The rules are similar to golf rules.Streeter says the event, which he wants to schedule for the Victoria Day long weekend in May, is still in the planning stages. What he needs to move forward is a commitment from the municipality at which point he can start finalizing details. Streeter and his group have organized disc golf events in the past. If South River becomes a partner with the proposed event he will promote it to communities in Muskoka with the goal of getting players in that area to play disc golf in South River. South River council would need to pass a resolution to become formally involved and indications are pointing to that happening at a future council meeting. Councillor Teri Brandt told Streeter that last year during the May long weekend South River Brewing Co. hosted a sportsman show that focused on outdoor recreational activities and attracted a lot of people. Assuming the outdoor show is back in 2023, Brandt told Streeter he will automatically have a large number of people already in South River. Streeter wants to hold the event at Tom Thomson Park. “It’s a gorgeous park and it’s really good for spectators,” he said. “The courses where we traditionally play are very tight, wooded sites and it’s hard for people to stand around and watch.” Streeter also told council he doesn’t want next year’s disc golf tournament to be a one time event. “We want to grow the sport and bring economic development to South River,” he said. Streeter’s presentation notes to the council show he has very big and ambitious long-term plans for disc golf in South River. “My dream for the future is that South River for a week becomes a disc golf oriented town welcoming players from all over the province and country. Then in the season outside the event, players will travel to play the Tom Thomson course and bring an extra source of revenue to the town.” Streeter’s proposal calls for six days of activities beginning on Wednesday, May 17th and winding up on the holiday Monday (May 22nd). He expects the event to attract 80 players. But that could increase to 140 depending on how the activities come together. The plan is to set aside Saturday and Sunday with four rounds of tournament action among all the…
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