Park’s disc golf pulling in people

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By Kaitlin Keane

The Wilsons, party of nine, traveled all the way from Crossville just to partake in disc golf offered at Roane County Park.

“Our park doesn’t have one and there is nothing else to do,” Rachel Wilson, mother of eight, said.

The family first got introduced to the game a couple months ago as her oldest son played it away at college.

“We liked it a lot so went out and bought more Frisbees today,” Rachel said.

The siblings could be heard sending encouraging words along with the occasional taunting and constant score update.

The children and their father, David, are always out in the yard playing. They have really enjoyed the activity of disc golf as something anyone from age 1 and up can play together.

“Just like real golf, this course is a big attraction for us,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

The course has undergone some improvement over the last few years. Woody said it is better than ever.

“We have people from here and all over come to play our course and participate in tournaments,” Woody said.