Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:22am
Pay to Play Permit required
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports and is fun for all and easy to learn! To play a round of disc golf is low cost, low impact exercise, and a great way to explore Madison's Parks. Disc golf courses are located at Heistand Park, 4302 Milwaukee Street and Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.
The Madison Parks Disc Golf Courses will be open for play on Thursday, May 2. The members of the Madison Area Disc Golf club are putting up the baskets today.
Beginning in 2013, Madison Parks will require a permit for players ages 17 and older.
Why the change?
The courses at Elver Park and Heistand Park are showing the wear and tear of this increased usage. In order to improve the quality of the courses and the amenities such as benches, tee boxes, turf maintenance, a ‘pay to play' permit will be required. The fees generated from the permit will be used exclusively on disc golf course maintenance and improvements.
Free for kids ages 16 and under.
How to purchase a permit
Permits are now on sale. Permit applications are available at the kiosks at the courses, in the Madison Parks administration office, 210 MLK Jr. Blvd, Suite 104, at two retail stores: (EAST) Glide - Disc Golf Pro Shop, 4222 Milwaukee St, Suite 7 and (WEST) Play it Again Sports, 6674 Odana Rd and on-line.
As soon as the Madison Parks disc golf courses are open tomorrow, a permit will be required.
Want to Learn How to Play Disc Golf?
Glide, a Madison area disc golf pro shop, is offering a series of free clinics for aspiring disc golfers of all ages. These clinics are intended for all skill levels and will include a brief history of the game, basic overview of the rules, demonstration of equipment and throwing techniques, and an opportunity for individual and group instruction. Don't have enough allowance to buy a disc golf disc? If you are 17 years old or younger and are one of the first 1,000 participants to attend this clinic you will receive a FREE DISC compliments of the Madison Area Sports Commission's Youth Grant! So come learn this exciting sport!
Schedule of FREE disc golf clinics:
Hiestand Park Soccer fields
Saturdays, 10am - noon
Elver Park Field #1
Sundays,10am - noon
- Laura Whitmore, 266-4711