NORFOLK, Neb. (KCAU) – Skyview Park in Norfolk will see some updates to its disc golf course.

As part of a partnership between the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund, the Norfolk Disc Golf Club and the City of Norfolk, 18 new baskets will be installed.

The course will go from Disc Golf Association (DGA) Mach 3 baskets to Dynamic Discs Veteran baskets. The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) has different requirements for different levels (Tiers) of tournaments: C-tier, B-tier, A-tier and Elite series. The DGA Mach 3 baskets were top-notch when the course was put into the ground in 2002, but don’t hold up as well to modern disc-capturing demands.

“With these new baskets, Skyview Park will remain one of the best courses in the state. We are thrilled with the update and appreciate the support from the community, ”said Ray Johnson, Vice President of Norfolk Disc Golf Club.

The original baskets were discontinued in 2019 and should no longer be allowed in sanctioned PDGA tournaments. Having a PDGA sanctioned tournament is what attracts the majority of out of town players, and therefore keeping the course within PDGA guidelines is essential.

“We are focused on making full use of our park spaces to make them accessible for recreation. This improvement is another step in this process, ”said Mayor Josh Moenning.

“The Parks and Recreation division is grateful for the donation from the Visitors Bureau, Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund and Disc Golf Club for the new disc golf baskets at Skyview Park. Their contribution allows us to provide better opportunities for Norfolk residents for years to come. We hope these new baskets will improve the game and bring new disc golf tournaments to Norfolk. We hope to install the new baskets this spring weather permitting, ”added Nate Powell, Director of Parks and Recreation.