The Chairman of Lichfield District Council was on hand to officially launch Beacon Park’s new foot and disc golf courses on Monday 23 October 2017.
Members of the foot and disc golf leagues joined the chairman and council representatives at Beacon Park in Lichfield to celebrate the opening of the park’s foot and disc golf facilities.
After a short speech Councillor Mark Warfield, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, cut the ribbon, officially launching the two new ways to use Beacon Park’s golf course.
To mark the occasion, on the day of the opening the council offered everyone the chance to buy one game of disc or foot golf and to get one free.
Lots of people of all ages took advantage of the offer, and the foot and disc golf courses were busy all day.
Councillor Mark Warfield, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, said:“I was delighted to open the foot golf and disc golf courses at Beacon Park.
“Members of the league kindly showed me how to play both games, and I can confirm that they are great fun.
“It’s brilliant that we can now offer these games to visitors to Beacon Park, encouraging more people to use the golf course and to get out into the fresh air and get active.”
Disc golf involves aiming flying discs into raised nets and foot golf involves kicking a football into larger holes in the ground. The flying discs and footballs are different weights – a heavier one for long distances and a lighter one for ‘putting’.
The goal of both games is to play each hole or net in as few throws or kicks as possible. Players can take on the challenge of the full 18-hole courses or play an express 9-hole game.
It costs £8 for adults and £6 for children for an 18-hole game, and £5 for adults and £4 for children for a 9-hole game. Discounts are available with a Leisure Activity Passport.
To find out more about foot and disc golf at Beacon Park please go to our golf page.