Disc golfers win approval

Disc golfers are flying high after the city's approval of their course in Three Blind Mice trail area.

"Everyone was behind this and very positive about this," Coun. Helena Konanz said of the unanimous support of Penticton Disc Golf Club.

The club was incorporated as a non-profit in December so it could apply to make the Three Blind Mice site an official course.

"We are very happy that the city has given us permission to use that land, and our goal is to promote and support the growth of disc golf in Penticton," said club president Shawn Black.

Disc golf is like traditional golf, but instead of hitting a ball, players throw a Frisbee. It became a formal sport in the 1970s, but really took off in the 90s and the 2000s.

There are courses on the coast, as well as in Kamloops, Kelowna and Vernon.

Penticton has an informal nine-hole course on the esplanade above Lake Okanagan Marina. The 18-hole course at Three Blind Mice, at the top of Riddle Road, offers more challenges.

"It's just a really, really good course, one of the best in the Interior," said Black.

Efforts this year will be focused on making improvements to the course, promoting disc golf in the community and raising money to purchase new basket targets.

Black estimates they will need to raise about $6,000.


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