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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Disc golf vacation

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  • I’m taking a much anticipated four day vacation this weekend. It’s not your ordinary vacation with white sand beaches and laying in hammocks. Instead, I’ll be disc golfing all day every day for four days straight.
     
    It’s the seventh year in a row my friends and I have been making the trek up to what’s called the “world’s largest disc golf complex” in the small, unincorporated town of Highbridge, Wis. The town is about an hour and 40 minutes southeast of Duluth. The complex features five championship disc golf courses that were built in 2004 and it even played host to the Professional Disc Golf World Championship in 2007. The area is surrounded by Chequamegon National Forest and is full of natural beauty.
     
    As far as disc golf, these are some tough courses. Most of the time when my friends and I disc golf, we don’t pay attention to the course par and instead just play all par threes to make it more challenging. But at Highbridge, the course pars are sometimes tough to obtain. One of the five courses here features one of the longest disc golf holes in the world at 1,426 feet long and a legitimate par six. I’ve always made par on this hole, so one of my goals this year is to make it in five shots.
     
    I’ve thrown two aces, or “hole-in-ones” at Highbridge. Getting to the target in one shot is obviously a lot easier in disc golf than ball golf, but it’s still tough to do. One of the courses here offers multiple ace opportunities, which makes throwing it pretty exciting. I threw an ace last year so I’m hoping I can continue the trend this weekend.
     
    As far as what’s happening in Sleepy Eye, the Indians had an unfortunate loss in their first State Tournament game, which means baseball season is officially over for Sleepy Eye teams. But don’t be sad, because tennis season has officially started, and all other fall sports will have their first couple of games and matches next week. I want to remind readers that if you follow me on Twitter, I will be tweeting during all football, volleyball and tennis events this fall. If you don’t have a Twitter account, it’s free to join and it’s a nice way to get updates on the big game if you can’t make it there in person. So follow me already! @Chris_SEsports
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