Confusion clearing up on campus disc golf links

March 22, 2016 | RSS

Confusion clearing up on campus disc golf links
Disc golf was added to Bluefield College in the fall of 2015 students during this period and has had issues with following the course layout and finding out were to start throwing the disc from.

Gordon Dunford

Rampage Staff Reporter

 

Disc golf was added to Bluefield College in the fall of 2015 students during this period and has had issues with following the course layout and finding out were to start throwing the disc from.

 

Kendal Haynes a junior at Bluefield College expressed his frustration “ I just wish it was a little more clearer where the starting points for each one were located.” Haynes, also believes that the course is a building block for future activities for the BC campus.

 

Although the course is causing confusion actions are being implemented in order to make the course clearer.

 

 “Signs are going up and currently most have wooden platforms,” says Kelly Bittler Director of Counseling and Student Activities The places where there is no sign you will have to pick a place on the sidewalk to throw off from, such as for the first basket that is located in the Quad you will need to start from the sidewalk located closest to Cruise Hall.

 

There has also been an issue with finding the course layout. “ There is a course layout that has been sent through emails” said Bittler. Other options to get the course layout are available.

 

One of the better options, is to download the free app Disc Golf Course. The other option is to ask Bittler for a printed copy of the course.    

 

“The disc golf course was created so the students have an opportunity to play at any time they want to” said Bittler.  Now that spring is coming the course will be used more.

 

Haynes has enjoyed the disc golf course on campus and will continue to use it in the future. “It’s a cool thing to do while hanging out with friends” said Haynes. Haynes also added that he plans on to play more often in his free time and trying out the Disc Golf League.

 

The Student Union Board will is hosting a Disc Golf League for students and faculty to participate in. The League began last Thursday and will occur every Thursday for six weeks at 5:30 p.m.

 

Another event that students can look forward to in the future is the possibility of having a night event with the disc golf course.

 

Discs for the students are available to checkout from Bittler. The best way to contact Bittler would be through her email at  

 

 “There has been a lot of intrest from students wanting to play” said Bittler. “Another purpose for the course was to have it for the community to use” added Bittler.

 

In the future, Bittler seeks to sell the discs in the campus bookstore.