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Disc golfers enjoying new hobby in Marble Falls

Video: In details the 3-15-2010 newscast
on ThePicayuneTV.com

MARBLE FALLS — Four-year-old Valor Fillingim had his own ideas on how to throw a flying disc — namely, straight up.

Fillingim was one of about 25 participants who went to Westside Park Monday afternoon for a free disc-golf workshop as part of the city’s week-long Spring Break celebration.

The workshop was hosted by world-champion disc-golfer Jay Reading of Dripping Springs, who holds the classes as part of his Educational Disc Golf Experience — or EDGE — program.


IN PHOTO: Valor Fillingim, 4,  prepares to toss a flying disc during a free disc-golf clinic at Marble Falls’ Westside Park Monday. The class — dubbed the Educational Disc Golf Experience — was part of the city’s week-long Spring Break Activities. Staff photo by Chris Porter

Disc-golf involves trying to make goals using a Frisbee-like object.

Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss said the workshop was designed to bring more people to the nine-hole Westside Park disc golf course — the first of its kind in the city.

The park is at 1206 Second St. off of Avenue N.

"Some of the community is aware that we have a disc-golf course here at Westside, and it’s very popular," Moss told The Daily Tribune. "But I thought it would be a very good chance to introduce the sport to the little bit younger generation."

Reading, who’s taken the world disc-golf doubles and putting champion titles multiple times, used the course to teach players the basics of one of the United States’ fastest growing sports.

"It’s really nice to have his expertise to share with the community," Moss said. "The response has been very good. We ended up with about 25 people today, and we had places for 30."

The class began with a video presentation followed by an afternoon of hands-on instruction at Westside Park, which opened last year.

Moss said the event marks the beginning of the city’s free Spring Break activities.

Other Spring Break events include:

• Tuesday, 10 a.m. — Craft activities at Home Depot, 1307 Mormon Mill Road

• Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Movie day with free lunch at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista

• Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Bowling for sixth-12th graders at Lake Country Lanes, 112 North Ridge Road

• Thursday, 1 p.m. — Nintendo Wii party, Marble Falls Public Library, 101 S. Main St.

• Thursday, 1 p.m. — Volleyball Tournament, Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes Marble Falls Unit, 1701 Broadway

• Friday, 1-3 p.m. — Ice cream social, Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes Marble Falls Unit, 1701 Broadway.

For more, visit the city of Marble Falls’ Web site, http://www.ci.marble-falls.tx.us

chris@thepicayune.com

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