This year, the Lyon College Disc Golf Club will compete in college matches as part of its joining the Southern Collegiate Disc Golf Association (SCDGA). The club has grown into a team of eight members, with Andrew Hyde, ’19, as the team captain.
Disc golf is part of the Lyon Education Adventure Program (LEAP)’s activities. Disc golf has become popular enough on campus that LEAP is needing to purchase more disc golf rental sets for students.
Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation Austin Smith is excited Lyon’s disc golf club will compete at the collegiate level and notes that the disc golf club has helped with disc golf’s popularity on campus.
“The club has promoted a disc golf culture on campus, and we have seen a huge growth in the number of students playing disc golf,” said Smith. “LEAP’s mission is to provide opportunities for students to have fun, learn, grow, and develop outdoor skills, increased leadership, and an appreciation for the environment. Through the creation of the Club and disc golf culture on campus our disc rentals and student participation have been much higher than past years.”
View the SCDGA schedule here.