If you build it, they will come. Two Charlottetown residents have taken their love for disc golf to new heights by creating a homegrown 18-hole course in a city park. What started as a pastime activity has exposed a need in the community for a permanent course, and their efforts have caught the attention of the city’s parks and recreation committee.
Jeff Lockert and Jamie Crawford started the course in Sherwood’s Mulberry Park with two homemade baskets made from scrap materials kicking around their skateboard shop. As time passed, more baskets were added. This dedication has paid off, as they have witnessed 85 different players enjoying the course, with five devoted players showing up almost every morning.
In their pursuit of making this disc golf course a permanent fixture, the organizers will make a presentation at the next parks and recreation committee meeting. One challenge they face is addressing the only complaint received: that the course looks homemade and lacks aesthetics. Their hope is for the city to provide permanent signage and consider installing gravel or turf tee pads.
PICTURES: A map of the course and pictures of the tee signs are available on their Instagram page.
CORRECTION: The original version of this story, which was published in the Wednesday, August 2, 2023 issue of Island Edition, incorrectly called one of the organizers Jamie Wallace, when the name should have been Jamie Crawford.
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