Much like traditional golf, the object of disc golf is to complete each hole in the fewest number of ‘strokes’. Formalized as a sport in the 1970’s, disc golf differs from the traditional version in that instead of a ball and clubs players use a flying disc. Players throw the discs from a tee area to the target, which is the ‘hole’. The ‘hole’ is usually an elevated metal basket. Once thrown, players track the number of throws and consecutively make shots from the spot where their last throw landed until they reaching the ‘hole’.
Although Recreation & Parks does not yet host a Disc Golf program, Wicomico County’s Schumaker Park is home to an 18-hole disc golf course, affectionately called “the Schu” by regular players. The course is home to league play on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and also to special events, such as the Schumaker Spring Shootout and Father’s Day Doubles. According to a league member, “the multiple tees & pins on every hole allow everyone from the true rec player to the top pro to have an enjoyable round”. For more information about leagues and events, check out the message board by the central restroom building at the park or visit one of the following websites: www.discgolfscene.com or www.dgcoursereview.com.
Gear up for your Thanksgiving Day feast at the 6th Annual Turkey Trek 5K at Pemberton Historical Park on Thursday, November 27. The race will wind through Pemberton's beautiful forests, meadows and wetlands. Enjoy pie after the race - it is Thanksgiving after all! Read More
Each year, community members dedicate over 5,000 hours of time to Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism programs and events. These volunteers are honored through the Volunteer Appreciation Banquet each winter. This year's banquet will be held on Tuesday, December 2. Read More
Reserve your spot for our bus trip to New York City on Saturday, December 6. Spend the day on your own - take in a show, ice skate in Rockefeller Center, take care of some holiday shopping... the options are endless! Registration is open now! Read More
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