I’ve never played disc golf, but have always thought it looked like a lot of fun.


It just seems like it would be a delight to play. And as of this weekend, there will be two local courses where I could test out that hypothesis.


The Sherman Parks & Recreation Department will hold a grand opening event for its new disc golf course at Pecan Grove West Park on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. That will give local disc golfers a second course to play in addition to the one at Munson Park in Denison.


Sherman and Denison have a grand history of rivalry in almost every sport imaginable, so if there isn’t one for disc golf yet, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until one develops. But during the Sherman City Council’s budget workshop earlier this month, Parks & Recreation Manager Theresa Hutchinson said that wasn’t the city’s intention in building the course.


“I’ve heard a lot of people will come up here (from McKinney) because it’s a short drive,” Hutchinson said. “They can play our course and they can play the course in Denison.”


So I’m sure many of those heading out for Saturday’s event will be disc golf enthusiasts from Denison and elsewhere. During the disc golf conversation at the budget workshop, City Engineer Clint Philpott mentioned he was a fan of the sport. Philpott said when he worked in Lubbock, he and about five of his coworkers would often spend their lunch hours playing disc golf while having protein shakes for lunch.


I’m not sure I’ll be trying that this summer, but maybe once the temperature cools down a bit.


Hutchinson said as part of the grand opening event, the Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting tournaments on Saturday and will be holding a skills clinic for beginners. She said the registration price for the beginners tournament is just $15 and includes two discs participants will get to keep for the next time they head out to play the course.



Happy birthday Friday to Vera Mae Shaw and Serenity Rose Carson, both of Denison; Diane Gray, Weldon Hutson, Mecca John and Joann Walling Shaw, all of Sherman; Kathy Faber of Bells; Jesse W. Ingram of Van Alstyne; and Art Lacy of McKinney.


Happy anniversary Friday to Harold and Alice Low of Sherman, 67 years; and Peggy and Vernon Harlan of Sherman, 25 years.