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Fri November 22, 2013
Disc golf course now open in Sulphur Springs
The full 18-hole Disc Golf Course has officially arrived at Coleman Park in Sulphur Springs.
As KETR’s Cooper Welch previously reported, Todd McCoy, a high school math teacher at Sulphur Springs High School, played a game very similar to disc golf when attending Texas A&M University-Commerce. The sport was called "Campus Golf", and involved throwing Frisbees at campus locations in as few throws as possible. While playing this game he heard of disc golf, and ever since he's been hooked.
So McCoy decided to design the course himself, and the course utilizes about 4,500 feet of available space at Coleman Park spanning around the lake.
McCoy raised money by selling sponsorships on the course, some of the DiscCatchers even include inspirational verses from the Bible.
This disc golf course will be free to use and anyone who wants to play would only need to bring their own discs to play. The first hole is near the boat ramp just off of the Main Street entrance.
Park rules and a map of the course can be found here.
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