New Disc Golf Holes !
in Central Ohio
9 Hole Courses in Central Ohio in '11
The Spring of 2011 has seen three new 9 hole courses pop-up in Central Ohio. To
the North is the course in the Community Park in Prospect, Ohio 43342 near the
intersection of Rtes 257 & 47 - NW of Delaware. In the East is the
course at the Hebron Evans Sports Park, located at 1801 Refugee Rd, in Hebron,
Ohio 43025. In the West is the course at the Hilliard Municipal
Park, at 3850 Veterans Memorial Dr. (off Cemetery Rd) Hilliard, Ohio 43026.
Under construction, also in the North, is a 9 hole at the Alum
Creek State Park camp grounds. East 9 new holes have been added to
the Sycamore Creek Course off Refugee Rd. in Pickerington, Ohio.
1971 Riverside Dr 43221
Disc Golf Mart
has just opened Columbus' first Disc Golf
Pro Shop. The new shop is located at 1971 Riverside Dr.
1 mile south of the Griggs disc golf course, between Lane and
5th avenues. They have 1500+ discs on display and plenty of disc golf
related equipment and accessories. You can call the shop at 614-481-0808
for info and current hours, or go to discgolfmart.biz.
Kinslow Disc Golf Course in Sunbury, Oh is undergoing some much needed
improvements. These include
the relocation of Hole 7, new pin positions for 2, 3, 6, 9 , 12, and 14,
and long tees for 1,4,11,15. Preparations for concrete pads for short tees
positions are underway.
We Love Our Trees....take it easy ! We've noticed that an abundance of
trees have been marked and some already cut down on Griggs, Blendon Woods and
I'm sure a number of other courses around the area. This seems to be part of
the ongoing battle against the emerald ash borer. No doubt this will
change the layout of many of the disc golf holes involved.
Steady Ed Headrick
The PDGA, much like the PGA
in golf, is the ruling body of the sport. The PDGA maintains and advances the
rules and standards for competitive play. You must become a member to play
in Professional Tournaments and must be a member in good standing to attend the
Professional World Championships. When you join you are assigned an
Offical PDGA number which stays with you for as long as you kept it current.
Ed Headrick was thus #001 and numbers currently being assigned for new members
are in the six digits !
Now 18 Holes!
Sycamore Creek Church has added 9 holes to
their layout making it a full 18 hole course. Located in Pickerington this
course is open to the public. This new layout stretches the course out to
over 4500' with one hole at 520'. Not just a family course any more.
836 Feet !
This is the current
World Distance record for the flying sport disc. It was set 4/13/12 at the
WFDF event held at "Big-D" in Primm, Nevada. The record throw was made by
David Wiggins, Jr with a 134 gram Innova Blizzard Champion Boss. This
throw beat the previous record of 820' set almost a decade ago by Christian
Sandstrom with a DX Valkyrie.
A Brief History
In 1871, in the wake of the Civil War, William Russell Frisbie moved from
Bransford, Connecticut, where his father, Russell, had operated a successful
grist mill, to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Hired to manage a new bakery, a branch
of the Olds Baking Company of New Haven, he soon bought it outright and named it
the Frisbie Pie Company (363 Kossuth Street).