More Education Needed on Disc Golf: Ignorance in Lubbock, Texas and Hudson, Wisconsin is Disappointing

Being involved in the world of disc golf, it seems that most people should at least be somewhat familiar with the sport, but unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Although it’s growing quickly across both the nation and the world, there are still far too many who not only don’t know what the sport is, but they have some false preconceived notions about it.

First, in Hudson, Wisconsin, a small town that sits on the banks of the St. Croix River, just across from the Minnesota state line, the city council rejected a proposed development of a disc golf course in the town’s oldest park, Prospect Park.

The alderpersons who voted against it said they were concerned about disc golfers sharing the park with other users as well as the costs involved. Their main reason appeared be to be the closing of a nearby course at Willow River State Park due to littering, dogs off leash, underage drinking and illegal drug use. Yet a city resident at the meeting said he had never witnessed any of this during the many times he frequented the park.

Read more at Yahoo! Sports and tell us what you think.

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Disc Golf in New Zealand: Players, Courses & the New Zealand Disc Golf Championships

Disc Golf in Denmark: Top Danish Players and Beautiful Courses

Disc Golf in Germany: Top Players and Courses in Deutschland

PDGA: Disc Golf Events in 2012, the Raleigh Winter Jam and Thunderbird Amateur Open