Note: This story was updated with maps at 1:35 p.m.
Football, baseball, and basketball are the main sports you think of when you are talking about sports in East Tennessee, but that is changing. There’s a new growing game on the horizon, and it’s disc golf. Although it’s been around for several decades, the sport is reaching people from all over the world, including Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge has two courses: Carl Yearwood Park and The Mounds Course in Groves Park. Disc golfers from all over Oak Ridge and surrounding counties come to play the elevated tee pads and the challenging holes.
Clint Burner, an avid disc golfer, said the game is growing.
“The ambassadors of this sport have been playing for 35-plus years,” Burner said.
“The physical activity and being able to play outside really draws people to this sport, and playing the game makes them love it,” Burner said. [Read more…]