“Disc Golf Course” Being Considered for Danbury
What do you get when you play "golf" with a frisbee shaped object called a "disc"? The sport is called "Disc Golf" and Danbury is considering building the area's first disc golf course on the Connecticut/New York border. City Councilman, Jack Knapp told the News-Times that, "Anybody who can throw a frisbee or anyone who likes golf can play." "Disc Golf" looks like a regular golf course but instead of holes, the course has netted baskets mounted on poles. Players carry a bag of discs, some are used for distance and some are used for the specific type of shot you're attempting. Here's a short disc golf drive video so you can see what it's all about.
Disc Golf courses are less expensive to construct because the natural terrain is left intact and they require less maintenance. Mat Serfass is a Danbury resident and the founder of the Danbury Disc Golf Group. He would like to build a course along the north bank of Sanford's Pond. He told the News-Times that, "There won't be any fees to play the course, which means it won't cost the city one cent." There are a handful of courses in southern Fairfield County and in the Hartford area.