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Disc golf enthusiasts now have a second course in Savannah to test their skills thanks to officials at Georgia Southern University.

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, students, faculty, and the general public joined Georgia Southern for the groundbreaking and dedication of the new course, located behind the intramural grounds of Georgia Southern’s Armstrong campus in the wooded area near the tennis court. complex. The course is now open free of charge to students, faculty, staff and the general public from sunrise to sunset every day.

Sean Willett, assistant director of Intramurals and Club Sports on the Armstrong campus, came up with the project as he considered new activities to offer students when indoor recreation was not possible due to COVID precautions. -19. Willett and his team hope the new course will open the door to new activities for students and give them a chance to take a break from their busy schedules.

“We really wanted to be able to offer a course where any student who wanted to jump there could,” Willett said. “The woods are very serene, so it gives you time to get away, relax and unwind. We want students to get out there, have a good time and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

According to Megan Feasel, Director of Intramurals and Club Sports, the new 9-hole disc golf course offers players two options of play in the form of a short course and a long course and each hole has two tees. departure allowing players to play at each course. independently or mix and match for a full 18-hole round. A training area is also available to allow you to warm up before embarking on the course.

“We look forward to adding another exciting engagement opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to enjoy our beautiful campus,” Feasel said. “With nine baskets and 18 tees, short and long shots, this course can be enjoyed by anyone at a recreational or competitive level. It’s something new, something different and something to embrace as this is only the second disc golf course in Savannah!

With the addition of the new course, Feasel says he received a lot of positive feedback and formed a new Club Sports team.

“When the course was designed, we had a student (Matthew Mahoney) who was interested in starting a club,” she said. “Sean Willett worked with him to get all the paperwork completed and approved. Our grand opening attracted a lot of students and 8-10 of them joined the club.

The university’s new disc golf club will be led by Georgia Southern coach and staff member Wes Johnson, who is also a disc golf sponsored athlete.

“Wes is very connected in the world of Disc Golf and is a top competitor,” Feasel said. “His relationship will bring a lot of positive results to our club and our university. We are delighted to have a new Club Sports team which has been developed from the course and we look forward to having tournaments and competitions.

For more information on the new course, visit recreation.georgiasouthern.edu/discgolf/course

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