It’s an exciting weekend for the Dwight area as approximately 200 registered participants are expected in the hamlet for the Ontario Disc Golf Championships October 14-16.

Wolf Tracks, a brand new championship level course was completed by Kevin Farley of Fluent Disc Sport and opened in July at the Bondi Village Resort, where the A level championships will take place this weekend. According to organizers, this is the only championship course of its kind in Muskoka so far.

“We had an existing course and wanted to upgrade it. Kevin Farley (Fluent Disc) designed the new and WOW. There are two courses, in fact, WOLF TRACKS is the championship course, with 18 holes wandering through our old pioneer fields and through the bush. There are two lookouts on the course, with great views. This is Muskoka’s first championship course,” Nancy Tapley explained with Bondi. “He’s been very popular, with people coming from Sudbury and Kitchener just to play. Competitors come from all over the province…we have some staying at the Sault Ste Marie resort…”

Tier B play will take place at Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve on their recently updated course, she added.

Tapley said spectators are welcome as long as they don’t interfere with play and follow the signs.

Many resort guests enjoy playing the course and it is free for those staying there. Others can enjoy the course for an entry fee (except this weekend) of $15 and a season pass is also available.

According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, disc golf is played much like golf, except instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the goal of completing each hole in the minimum number of strokes (or pitches in the case of disc golf).

The course will be open Friday, October 14 for practice and the championships begin Saturday at 8 a.m.

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