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On Saturday November 19, 2022, hundreds of local disc golf enthusiasts attended a pop-up event at Fletcher Park to celebrate The Cleveland City Council unanimously approving a plan to begin design for an 18-hole disc golf course.
"Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in America, and we are excited at the prospect of providing places to play here in Cleveland," stated Cleveland City Mayor Kevin Brooks. "Our city parks are a treasure, and seeing so many people outside enjoying them is always a great feeling."
The pop-up event featured a temporary 9-hole course, a closest to the pin and farthest drive contest, as well as a practice area where newcomers could learn how to play. There were volunteers at the park to teach, and to guide people through the course. Fro-Daddy Donuts was also on hand with fresh donuts and coffee.
"My family had an incredible time learning how to play and thinking about the possibility of a new course here," said event participant Jaime Alderman, who attended the event with her children. "Getting outdoors with my family is important to me, and there is no better way to do that than disc golf."
On November 14, the City Council unanimously approved a motion to begin design at the park, which will involve local and national experts. The course will be designed by 3-time US Disc Golf Champion, Will Schusterick, who resides in Dalton, Georgia and is the co-owner Prodigy Disc, sponsor of many of the top athletes in the sport as well as the new Lee University disc golf team.
"Will is one of the most respected people in the game," said Cleveland Disc Golf co-founder, Justin Spears. "We can't wait to bring plans to the city in the near future."
Course design and planning has already begun. For more info and updates see Cleveland Disc Golf on Facebook or Instagram.