Disc golf comes to Mendota

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MENDOTA - A 3-hole disc golf course has been set up at Lake Mendota Park near the youth soccer fields. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the "hole.” As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Carl Ambler, superintendent of the Mendota Parks & Recreation Department, said he anticipates adding more holes to the course in the future.

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