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Local course gains national attention at Jolly’s Ranch Open

Nov 02, 2017 12:20PM
By Sara Harvey

SPRINGVILLE - Pro Disc Golf Association’s sanctioned tournament at Springville’s Jolly’s Ranch on October 14 was cold, but well attended.

Unofficial results were: first place, Jesse Adams at -20 par receiving $485; Second place, Russell Jessop at -17 par; Third place, Cody Simmons at -13 par

The 2nd Annual PDGA Sanctioned- Jolley's Ranch Open II Presented By Innova Disc Golf Team Utah Open was a B-Tier event. Ninety-eight players participated including: two from Wyoming, two from Colorado, one from Wisconsin, one from Texas, Several from Idaho, 18 from Utah County and rest from the SLC, Ogden and Logan areas.

As the course continues to gain recognition and improvements Tier A events could be held at Jolly’s Ranch Disc Golf Course and would easily bring over a thousand people to participate and watch the tournament.

Jolley's Ranch Disc Golf Course was approved by Springville City and established in 2012 by Rob Dallin (A long time Springville local, Cofounder of Wasatch Disc Golf Club).

Wasatch Disc Golf Club: Utah County based, Est. 2010, has over 150 members mostly from Utah County. The courses are maintained by Wasatch Disc Golf Club. They install. baskets, tee pads, and signs. Wasatch also designs courses and removes trash and debris. They also have charity fundraisers. Wasatch recently contributed funds to Tabitha's Way.

The Local Disc Golf Pro Shop. BIRDCAGE In Orem supports Wasatch courses and just completed a fundraiser to get new Baskets for Jolley's Ranch Disc Golf Course. Two baskets have been destroyed. Possibly ruined by people who did not know what they are. They will be installed later this year or early next year.

The baskets cost $300 each. There are18 holes at Jolly’s Ranch.

The community of disc golfers include every age and skill level. It is fun to learn. Most golfers are glad to give you pointers on your drive or putt. So if you’re out at Jolly’s Ranch Disc Golf course and you hear “FOUR” look up to stay safe from flying discs.

The course is notably a treasure. The game is easy to learn and much like its counterpart, ball golf, difficult if not impossible to master.

To find out more go to this is disc golf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO3ZSkFt8Cw.