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SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010, 4:43 P.M.

Disc Golf competition in Spokane this weekend…

The Western News, Libby, Montana
Timberbeast Disc Golf Course 2009
The Western News, Libby, Montana Timberbeast Disc Golf Course 2009

Good afternoon, Netizens...

In this picture, shot by the Western News Newspaper in Libby, Montana, my stepson Scott tees off last summer in a disc golf competition in Troy, Montana. Once a stranger to this sport, but having watched from the sidelines for several years as he has worked his butt off perfecting his disc-throwing skills in our front yard and a variety of places and competitions throughout the Inland Northwest, I no longer consider myself a skeptic.

Rain, sleet, snow, hail and windstorms of a diverse variety all make playing disc golf a challenge, because it seems disc golf fanatics seem to like playing regardless of the weather.

I admit to being a bit surprised reading the story in today's paper about the Disc Golf competition taking place today and tomorrow at Downriver Disc Golf Course in Spokane, as you seldom read about disc golf in the Spokane news media, despite its continued growth and expansion throughout the region. The article was both well-written and informative, save for the editorial slip-up putting the competition at Peaceful Park, not Downriver.

David Feldberg, a disc golf professional from Portland, is in town for the competition this weekend which, as the story in the Spokesman mentions, gives the local players a bit more of a chance, given the breezes blowing through Spokane today.

Summer is almost here and with it, the men and women of disc golf pack their bags of multi-hued discs and once again begin practicing their sport, praying that the crosswinds do not blow their discs off-course.


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