NTCC opens disc golf course
Pictured: NTCC Advisor, Troy White, makes a putt at the first hole on the new NTCC disc golf course.
Northeast Texas Community College recently completed construction on a new nine-hole disc golf course on the main campus. It is free to use and open to the general public.
The course is located on the east side of the campus and the first tee box is located between the new Student Housing East building and the back of the Eagles Softball field. Play continues around the pond at the front of the campus and by the soccer field. A course map and scorecard can be found at the first tee box.
“Disc golf is a fun sport for people of all ages and abilities. It is easy to learn and doesn’t cost a fortune to play,” Troy White, NTCC Advisor and member of the Professional Disc Golf Association, said. “It is a great way to spend time outdoors getting some exercise with family and friends.”
While regular flying discs can be used, it is recommended to use those designed for disc golf. According to White, there are several types of discs used in the sport, but mainly putters, mid-range and drivers. These vary in function. He said that beginners often use a mid-range disc only while they learn.
Disc golf equipment will be available for purchase in the NTCC College Store soon. Discs may also be purchased at most sporting goods stores. The NTCC Student Activities office also has supplies available for checkout during regular business hours.
“We are excited to have the course ready to go. Disc golf is a growing sport and we hope to attract people from around the area to come play on our campus,” White said.
For more information about the NTCC disc golf course, including a map and rules of play, visit www.ntcc.edu/discgolf.