Alumni gift new frisbee golf course to BC

Teed off at your golf performance? If so, say bye-bye to the traditional birdie and join Bridgewater College on July 30 when it completes its new 9-basket course for disc golf – also known as frisbee golf.

The first basket (or hole) of the course is in the college’s intramural field on the north side of Dinkel Avenue at Wakeman Hall. The course progresses west for about three-tenths of a mile and then loops back to the east, eventually ending at the ninth hole behind the Wampler Towers student apartments.

In the morning hours of July 30, Bridgewater students and faculty will assemble the disc baskets at each hole. The course should be open for play in the afternoon.

The course was donated to Bridgewater College by members of the class of 2010. Class president Zack Guida of Bristol, R.I., said the idea to create a disc golf course at the college grew out of a pastime in which he and other students would throw frisbees at random objects, which substituted for baskets.

“Picking out the class gift was something I struggled with for a while,” Guida said. “I brainstormed ideas with classmates and faculty but none of them jumped out at me. Having a particularly active and athletic class, I really wanted it to be sports related, but picking something that would last long term proved difficult.”

Guida said he and 2010 student body president Drew Kirkner of Dublin, Va., recalled their days tossing frisbees on a makeshift course, and thought a real disc golf course would be “the best class gift in the history of Bridgewater College.”

The class of 2010 supported the idea with donations, and Bridgewater College faculty and staff helped push the project through the administrative process with the town of Bridgewater. Guida noted that the course is open to the public as well as the campus community.

“I think this is the perfect gift for the college because, when I asked myself what I loved most about Bridgewater, the answer was: campus involvement, community relationships and the high quality of life on campus,” Guida said. “The disc golf course enhances each of these principals. It’s perfect.”

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,700 undergraduate students.

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is now available at a special pre-sale discounted price of $20. The book is expected to ship by May 15, 2019, and expected to retail for $25.
Pre-order for $20: click here.


The book, with additional reporting by Scott Ratcliffe and Zach Pereles, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
augusta free press

Shop Google


Comments

%d bloggers like this: