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1 Disc Golf Course 2009 RCGA proposal for the disc golf course is a component of a larger “Fun Initiative” Based on constant feedback from the students that many of them desire more outside activities and other venues. Developed in response to the Universities strategic plan The Richmond Promise as a way to address to Principle V.

2 What Is Disc Golf Disc golf is a lot like traditional "ball" golf, except players use specially made plastic flying discs instead of balls and clubs, and throw Them for 'par' at an above-ground target instead of a hole in the ground. There are different types of discs used for different purposes, much like ball golfers use different clubs.

3 What Is Disc Golf The object of the game is to throw a golf disc into the target, typically a "Pole Hole®" basket (a steel basket over which chains hang), in the fewest number of throws. The player begins by 'driving' from a designated tee area and continues toward the target, throwing each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. Finally, a successful 'putt' sends the disc into the target.

4 Why Disc Golf Course? S port is perfect for college students. The rules are simple to grasp and allow anyone the ability to Play Typical round of eighteen holes can take only sixty minutes Players need nothing more to play than an $8 disc since most courses are free.

5 Why Disc Golf Course? Provides students an outdoor opportunity with their friends while escaping their classrooms and dorm rooms. Sport that can appeal to people of any age, athletic ability, gender, or lifestyle. Disc golf serves a great number of people for a very low investment of time, energy and financial costs.

6 Disc Golf Course Action Steps Summer Recreation and Wellness Researches Disc Golf Courses Fall Consultant Visitation for Feasibility and Site Location Options Spring Consultant Visitation for Course Design

7 Disc Golf Course Action Steps Spring Seek Administrative Approval for Construction Winter Construction of Disc Golf Course Spring Anticipated completion of Disc Golf Course

8 Disc Golf Course Anticipated Questions Question - Will building a disc golf course on campus have any adverse impact on the environment? Answer – We have been assured by one consultant that a disc course can be built without removing any trees and impacting any plants more than four inches in diameter. Our goal will be to work with University Facilities to be creative and use recycled and environmentally friendly materials and supplies to construct and build the disc golf course.

9 Disc Golf Course Anticipated Questions Question - Will having a disc golf course on campus be obtrusive and an eye sore? Answer – Our goal will be to work with University Facilities and the professional design consultant to be creative to design a disc golf course that showcases our beautiful campus. The abundance of space, mixed with the lake and bi-level landscaping are distinctive features that could host an amazing and attractive disc golf course.

10 Disc Golf Course Anticipated Questions How much will it cost to build a disc golf course and how will it be funded? Answer – It’s estimated the cost for the consultant, design, materials and supplies is approximately $25,000. Funds for this project have been identified and earmarked in the Recreation and Wellness revenue reserve fund made possible by Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness membership fees.

11 Disc Golf Course Anticipated Questions Question – Where will the disc golf course be located?

12 Departmental Projects –Intramural Fields –Tennis Courts –Disc Golf


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