Woodstock Parks and Recreation is set to offer a new program for residents interested in learning more about how to play disc golf.
“We have an existing disc golf course at Dupree Park, and we wanted to start programming on that course,” Woodstock Parks and Rec Recreations Operations Manager Jamey Snyder said. “During our Master Planning program survey in 2020, our citizens considered disc golf to be a priority.”
The first class of “Discovering Disc Golf” will be held on March 20 at Dupree Park’s Prodigy Par 2 Disc Golf Course and will be conducted by Michael Singletary, a volunteer with the parks and rec agency and a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association. Snyder said the course will run over three sessions, one session per month, with each session focusing on a different facet of the game. The first class period will focus on the basics of disc golf, with the second delving into throwing/driving longer and the third dealing with approaching and putting, although the second and third sessions will include a brief recap of the basics at the start of the class period. Each class period will also provide participants the time to practice their skills with a round of disc golf under Singletary’s supervision. Once all three sessions have concluded, the class will return to the first lesson and repeat the cycle, allowing the entire course to be conducted once each calendar quarter.
“It’s nice to be able to bring something new and fresh to the citizens of Woodstock. We always want to try and introduce people to new recreation opportunities,” Snyder said. “We’ve heard from some disc golfers, and they are excited about the disc golf community in Woodstock expanding.”
Although spots for the March class period are almost filled, Snyder said the class was designed in such a way that participants could go through the sessions in any order they desire.
“Discovering Disc Golf” is open to anyone at least 8 years old and there is no cost to attend the class. Those wanting to participate in the course can register online at woodstock.recdesk.com/Community/Program, with links to each session being found under the “Outdoor Recreation” header.