Cowes,
01
September
2014
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01:42
Australia/Melbourne

Frisbee Golf Off To A Flying Start

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Frisbee golf enthusiasts, school children, community members and their canine companions were all on site to celebrate the official opening of the Blue Gum Reserve Frisbee Golf Course in Cowes recently.

Around 100 people attended the launch over the course of the day, with plenty of people playing the sport for the first time, and others improving their abilities. 

“Newhaven College Year 9 students, along with their teachers, were keen to hone their skills with the help of the Melbourne Disc Golf Club members who came along on the day, whilst Cowes Primary School Grade 5 and 6 students also came along to have a go,” Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Neil Rankine, said.

“I was delighted to hear both schools have indicated they would like to include Frisbee golf at Blue Gum Reserve as part of their sports curriculum.

“Each school received a class set of Frisbees and students were given a show bag each from Council’s Healthy Communities Initiative to support their enthusiasm for the sport.”

Cr Rankine said the launch was a huge success thanks to the involvement of community groups who helped out on the day.

“The Lions Club of Phillip Island excelled at hosting the community barbecue with sausages and vegie burgers on the menu and, in line with the Healthy Communities Initiative, fresh fruit and water were also available for people to enjoy,” Cr Rankine said.

“The Phillip Island Croquet Club joined in the celebrations by opening their doors to the community and showed their support to the new course by trying their hand at Frisbee golf.

“The Phillip Island Scout Group also offered the use of their amenities on the day.”

Cr Rankine said Frisbee olf is a game for all abilities and ages.

“It’s easy to play, but can involve as much intricacy as 'real' golf if you want to use different frisbees to suit each shot, and it can be enjoyed all year round,” Cr Rankine said. 

“I look forward to seeing our community share the Reserve and use it for yet another great recreational activity.”

The Blue Gum Reserve Frisbee Golf Course was the final initiatve in Council’s Living Healthy Bass Coast Project, and was funded through the Federal Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative.

Frisbees can be borrowed from:

  • Phillip Island Library (03) 5952 2842, www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au
  • Cowes Visitor Information Centre (03) 5951 3396, www.visitphillipisland.com