Since the course went in the ground at Jesmond park back in 2011 there's been plenty of interest in the new sport of disc golf - one local who recently checked out the course and wrote an article about the experience is Emma Slade from Weekend Notes. You can read the article at: http://www.weekendnotes.com.au/disc-golf-course-jesmond-park/
The weekend after Easter will be host to the next Newcastle Disc Golf League day. Fingers crossed we have better weather than last month, where the day was washed out due to very heavy rain in the area.
In the first week of the New Year, Newcastle Disc Golf installed a new course map and 18 tee signs for the Blue and Red layouts.
Thanks to Todd Gretencord, Neil Roberts, Chris Hill, Josh, Candice and Simon Milliken for helping us put them in.
The map is available to download from the course page.
2nd December will be the first tournament day at Jesmond Disc golf course, since September's Jesmond Jam.
It's daylight savings time which means it is doubles time! Every Thursday from October through to April at 5:30pm. Meet at the Robinson Ave carpark near hole 1. Random draw for teams, with Pro/Am split. $2 to play including the ace pot. First timers are free!
This month's league day is a change of scene - to Rathmines, where we will be setting up the temporary 9 hole course!
The league day is on Sunday the 6th of October from 10am. 2 rounds of 18 holes.
As usual discs will be available for loan or purchase on the day.
Entry cost is $5, and an optional $2 ace pot.
On September the 7th - 9th the Newcastle Disc Golf Club, will be hosting the Jam Packed Weekend. This includes 3 full days of disc golf in the Hunter region. Full information at Jesmond Jam page
7th Friday: Doubles at the newly proposed course, Styles point reserve (Rathmines)
8th Saturday: Discraft Ace Race at Jesmond Park
9th Sunday: The Jesmond Jam, on the 4 different tournament layouts.
Newcastle Disc Golf will be holding the August league day on Sunday the 5th of August from 10am. 2 rounds of 18 holes, using the same holes as for the Jesmond Jam, so a good chance to get some practice in.
Newcastle Disc Golf will be holding the July league day on Sunday the 1st of July from 10am. 2 rounds of 18 holes, handicaps will apply to all players and will be updated on the website.
Newcastle Disc Golf will be having the June league day on Sunday the 3rd of June at 10am.
The format will be 2 rounds of 18 holes, handicaps will apply to all players, and gives everyone a great chance of winning.