By Warren Ellison.
BECKLEY, WV (WWNR) Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in Southern West Virginia. Instead of balls and
clubs, players throw plastic discs towards a target, usally a metal basket. As in golf, players
make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. The object is to
complete each hole in the fewest throws.
A number of disc golf courses have opened in Southern West Virginia recently. The latest is located on the campus of WVU Tech in Beckley. The course consists of five par 3 holes and is located behind the University Residence Hall, in
the corner lot between Beaver Avenue and West Virginia Street. It was designed and installed
by WVU Tech Facilities Management, working with the Division Of Student Life and the WVU
Tech Student Government Association.
WVU Tech’s disc golf course is open year round and is accessible to both students and the general public.