It’s an exciting weekend for the Dwight area as an estimated 200 registered participants are expected to descend on the village for the Ontario Disc Golf Championships this weekend, October 14-16.
Wolf Tracks, a brand new championship-level course was completed by Kevin Farley of Fluent Disc Sports and opened for play in July at Bondi Village Resort, where the A-level championships will take place this weekend. According to organizers, so far it is the only championship course of its kind in Muskoka.
“We had an existing course and wanted to upgrade it. Kevin Farley (FluentDisc) designed the new one and WOW. There are two courses, actually, WOLF TRACKS is the championship course, with 18 holes wandering across our old pioneer fields and through the bush. There are two lookouts on the course, with great views. It is the first championship course in Muskoka,” explained Nancy Tapley with Bondi. “It has been very popular, with people driving from Sudbury and Kitchener just to play. The competitors are coming from across the province… we have some staying at the resort from Sault Ste. Marie…”
B-level play will take place at Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve on their newly updated course, she added.
Tapley said spectators are welcome as long as they don’t interfere with the game and follow the signs.
Many of the resort’s guests enjoy playing the course and it’s free for those who stay there. Others can enjoy the course for a drop-in fee (except this weekend) of $15 and there is also a season pass available.
According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, disc golf is played much like golf except instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the objective of completing each hole in the fewest strokes or, in the case of disc golf, the fewest throws.
The course will be open Friday, October 14 for practice and the championships begin on Saturday at 8 a.m.
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