Its 2022 and MDGC are ready to share our love of disc golf. Our first event for the year was held at the beautiful Royal Park in the heart of Melbourne.
“Royal Park is the largest open space in the City of Melbourne, covering 170 hectares. It is protected under the Victorian Heritage Register and its vast treed native vegetation landscape is an oasis on the edge of the city”. If it were not for the ring of tram bells and the occasional glimpse of the city skyline, you might be excused for thinking you are deep in the Australian bush. Royal Park is home to a temporary course, installed for the summer months in an under-utilised area of the park.
Disc golf beginners and enthusiasts enjoyed two rounds of golf plus a free clinic at our Royal Family fun day. There were 25 playing during the morning round but fewer in the afternoon when the temperature rose. It was great to see the sport being embraced by locals who were curious about the recently installed baskets, many who had never heard of disc golf before seeing the baskets in the park. We even had local Park Rangers visit us during their lunch break for a quick game.
Here are just a few images taken during the clinic and afternoon round. Click on images below to view full size
The hot score and course record was shot by Allen Brunsting in the morning with a 44 (-10). Congratulations Allen. Most improved between morning and afternoon was Peter Howes who went from 61 to 56.
The CTB was reset in the afternoon round but the Longest putt went through both rounds. 6 winners are below. They will be sent a $25 Proshop voucher.
CTB Morning Round
John Cranstoun Hole 8
Carey Edwards Hole 9
Hole 8 Sam Stoia
Hole 9 Jeff Brunsting
Long Putt both rounds
Hole 1 approx. 25M Peter Howes
Hole 5 Allen B from circles edge.
Allen ran a clinic during the lunch break and gave out some PIF discs. Thanks Allen.
Thanks to David for manning HQ and Carol for photos.
The feedback on the course was positive from all who played. Whilst there are some challenging holes, it is great for beginners too. Most of all, a course so close to the city is just a great way to escape city life and enjoy the fresh air while getting some exercise.
Thanks to all who came along and supported our fun day at Royal Park. We hope to see you out on the course again soon.