The quickest rising sport within the Pine Belt

Pine Belt, Mississippi (WDAM) – Disc golf is taking heart stage all through the Pine Belt with free programs provided by Hattiesburg Parks and Recreation.

“We hope to have one other class, particularly in October when USM reopens,” mentioned Nadine Armstrong, Progressive Program Coordinator for the Metropolis of Hattiesburg Parks and Recreation Division. “Then we are able to get some USM college students out.”

“It is going to be a 101 course, and we’re attempting to develop that right into a 102 course for individuals who aren’t new to disc golf.”

Related clinics introduce many new gamers to disc golf.

Based on beginner Max McGehee, the sport is not rising on pine belts alone.

Disc golf is booming, McGee mentioned.

“The variety of gamers taking part in simply in our area has greater than doubled, particularly within the final two years, as a result of they needed to do one thing exterior,” says McGehee. “I am certain he is doubled the variety of programs world wide within the final two or three years.

“So the game is rising tremendously.”

Many disc golf programs are positioned all through the Pine Belt, together with Little Black Creek, dwelling of the Discraft Huge Rip Basic.

Disc golf is quietly turning into a regional sport as free lessons throughout Mississippi appeal to curiosity from new gamers and beginner excursions.

“With out Parks and Recreation, we would not be capable to do our job,” says McGehee. “These clinics are like the subsequent step within the evolution of us working with them and them working with us.”

Keep up-to-date with disc golf class data on Hattiesburg’s Parks and Recreation Division social media pages.

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