In our opinion: A walk isn’t spoiled when spent searching for discs

Kitsap is beginning to understand what Midwesterners have long known: disc golf is an excellent excuse to spend a sunny afternoon poking through the bushes looking for errant flying objects.

Bud Pell at Ross Farms may be an obscure name, but the game that is played there, disc golf, is neither mysterious or hard to understand.

You throw the disc, you lose the disc, you hunt for the disc and eventually, with some luck, you get the disc in the hole. Repeat. Then go have a beer.

The newly opened course, free to the public, easy to find off Waaga Way, could not have opened at a better time. For a brief period — roughly until the middle of September — the weather is nice.

There is something leisurely about the game when played by the hapless, something lazy and relaxing, that is lacking in many other sports.

Of course, there are those who are good at it, who practice and compete. And for those who are serious, the course offers a challenge.

But for the unserious, for the people who want to waste some time on a warm day, the course is perfect.

Discs are inexpensive and can be bought at almost any sporting goods store. Special shoes are not required. There are no rules about shirts with collars.

Above all, it is free.

Next time you are looking for something to do, you won’t have to go far. Grab a disc and a friend and see how far, and accurately, you can huck a disc.

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