WinterKids has an app that “creates opportunities for children to be active, vibrant, and healthy in the outdoors.” At Sabattus Disc Golf our motto is Family, Fun, Fitness and we’re proud to work with a non-profit whose values so closely resemble our own.
Through the WinterKids app, Sabattus Disc Golf is offering a free round for up to 5 members of the family on our 9 hole Owl Course and disc golf disc rentals as well, if folks don’t have discs already.
The WinterKids app costs $35 and provides you with offers for many outdoor activities in the region from November 1st, 2019 through October 31, 2020. With tons of deals, it really offers a variety of activities all over the state of Maine and New Hampshire. Just go to WinterKids.org to see all of the amazing offers. You can browse the offers on the app before you register and pay the one time fee.
If you’re new to disc golf, and more specifically winter disc golf, here are some tips to help make your visit more enjoyable. W're also happy to answer any questions you may have about disc golf, we always love growing the sport.
Make sure you have gloves. Your hands will definitely get cold just walking around. You’ll only have to take them off for a few moments to throw.
Wear warm winter footwear with decent traction. Our concrete teepads are covered with treated rubber mats that we keep shoveled off. The paths between baskets can be snow packed, wet, and possibly icy in spots.
Bring a towel to wipe the snow from your discs. Snow may stick and will affect the flight of the disc.
If your disc goes into the snow look for a slit in the snow where you think it landed. Discs often stand upright in the snow but just under the surface
I’m a sports management student at USM and for the most part I don’t like pay-to-play sports. I’d argue that they’re detrimental to the growth of the sport, target rich people, and ruin the fun nature of sports.
We’ve gotten to the point where we need caddies in professional disc golf.
That’s a bold statement Streeter. Why do you think that?
Well let’s start with the fact that disc golf seems to be unique at the moment. Ball golf has caddies and swing coaches at the professional level. As well as their own masseuses, and nutritionists. The swing coach works with a golfer off the course, and a caddy takes care of them while they’re on the course.
Disc golf doesn’t have a rule about which disc you can throw at any point on the course. You can putt with a driver and drive with a putter if you want. As long as it’s PDGA approved you can throw anything you want from anywhere on the course. This is one of my favorite things about the sport. Someone will throw a high speed driver, others, a putter off the tee. The variability of people’s skills is fun to watch.