New Disc Golf Course Hosts Provincial Championships – SwiftCurrentOnline.com
People from across Western Canada threw discs and competed for big wins at Riverside Park this past weekend.
The Swift Current disc golf course may be new, but it hosted the 17th annual Saskatchewan Provincial Disc Golf Championships.
Evan Zimmer, assistant executive director of Disc Golf Saskatchewan and tournament director for the competition, said it was great to see such an event taking place here.
“I can’t say enough how excited we are to see the growth of the sport in this corner of the province and the response from the public as well as the city,” Zimmer said. “We look forward to a great future for disc golf here.”
He was part of the team that helped design and set up the course over the years, with its 18-basket finish in 2021.
The presence of disc golf has a number of advantages, being an accessible leisure outlet within the city.
“Riverside Park is friendly terrain, so regardless of your physical abilities or mobility, you can still access most of the course,” Zimmer explained.
It also has socio-economic benefits, being an inexpensive sport to participate in; a disc set can be found for around $45, and the course is free.
There is also a tourist vantage point with Swift Current being on route number one.
According to Zimmer, traveling disc golfers often check out the UDisc app, which contains all the courses in the world with maps and scores, and will stop at different locations.
“They’re going to stop, play disc golf, they’re probably going to eat, they’re probably going to refuel,” Zimmer said. “It has a positive tourism and economic impact on the city as well.”
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, accessible to everyone and an activity that people have fun with.
Zimmer encourages anyone who hasn’t tried it yet to head over to Riverside Park and give it a try.