Disc golf offers new recreational opportunity at SAU
Laurinburg, N.C. - A collaborative project between faculty, students and the maintenance staff at St. Andrews University has resulted in the creation of a disk golf course on the campus.
"(Assistant Professor of Spanish) Jeff Birdsong got things started with an idea and conversation about the opportunity on the campus," said Dr. Doug Glass, assistant professor of business and economics at St. Andrews. "Student Spenser Phillips started the fundraising portion and worked on the design of the various pieces."
Glass worked with the members of maintenance to find a campus location conducive for an 18-hole course, although the project focused on getting the front nine completed first.
"We decided to go with post goals rather than baskets to get the project started with the idea that we can replace the posts with baskets as funds become available," said Glass. "We want to get the course up and running for play."
The team spent about $100 on materials for treated posts and white concrete squares for goals and tee boxes respectively.
"The posts have an 18" long white stripe where the disk needs to hit to be in the hole," said Glass. "The posts present the same target area as baskets. The tee boxes have stenciled information on them."
The nine hole course has a par 35 with the tentatively layout for the back nine looking to add some more difficulty to the process.
"We have an official quality playing course," Glass said. "We are looking forward to holding tournaments and allowing word of mouth to grow the popularity on the campus and beyond."
About St. Andrews University
St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. St. Andrews has added a first graduate level program with a Masters in Business Administration. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.