Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Humble Frisbee Game Takes Off

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Humble Frisbee Game Takes Off

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Byline: GRAHAM BROADHEAD news@northernstar.com.au

BYRON Bay man Jesse Amos has thrown an idea to Ballina to set up a new sport.

And it's all to do with the humble frisbee.

Jesse, 33, has been playing golf using frisbees - the sport is called disc golf - since he was a teenager.

He has enlisted the support of Cr Jeff Johnson to look into setting up a permanent disc golf course in Ballina.

Jesse said Bicentennial Garden on the outskirts of town was the ideal spot as the treed area provided natural "fairways" and challenges for a disc golf course.

Disc golf is played by simply throwing a frisbee through to a "hole" which is a basket set up above the ground.

As in golf, each hole has a par and, when taken more seriously, the disc golfers can be given a handicap.

The professional players will have different discs for, to use golf terms, teeing off, chipping and putting.

But Jesse said disc golf was a family sport anyone of any age could play, and it could cost as little as $10 to buy a frisbee. …

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