Mosman Park: The proposed nine-hole disc golf course, a first in the western suburbs of Perth
A growing sport is attracting the attention of young people around Mosman Park, with potentially the first disc golf course in the western suburbs subject to public comment.
The Mosman Park-Cottesloe Rotary Club wants the town of Mosman Park to consider setting up a nine-hole disc golf course south of the Tom Perrott reserve.
The sport follows the traditional rules of golf but uses discs or frisbees aimed at a basket.
Perth Disc Golf club secretary Michael Canci said he had been playing for more than 40 years, with his nearest course at Hilton, but would visit the Mosman Park course if the proposal was approved.
“It’s a challenge to try different courses, to see how you go, because each course has its unique characteristics, whether it is hills, big trees or small trees,” he explained. in PerthNow during a visit to the Mosman Park site.
“Here it can be windy because it’s near the coast… and it’s also good to have variety.
“This course here, judging by the size, would be quite beginner friendly so I think it would be really good for the public to be introduced to the sport.
“It fills a void in an area where there are no services, so there are people who are nearby, families and children.”
Perth’s first permanent course was established in Greenwood in 1989.
Mr Canci said the club has over 50 financial members, but there are around 300 to 400 active players in Perth.
“It’s probably a niche in the context, but it has grown, certainly over the past couple of years,” he said.
“COVID has helped him grow because it is a very COVID-friendly sport. You don’t share gear, you don’t touch any gear, so it’s very easy to play and you can play alone, so it’s the perfect social distancing sport. “
Rotary Club secretary Chris Cutler said the idea came from a community day late last year where children and teens played a trial version of disc golf at Mosman Park Men’s Shed.
“This arose out of our desire to do a project with the local Mosman Park Youth Advisory Board and they thought about what projects they would like to see that would benefit their age group,” he said.
“Kids have a lot of sports and interests that they can’t do locally, so try to find space – so parents don’t have to drive half an hour or more to other suburbs to indulge in this hobby – I think it has huge potential for the City to babysit local children.
The Tom Perrott Reserve is located next to the Mosman Park Men’s Shed, the skate park and a soccer oval.
The proposal is in public consultation on the City’s website until Sunday.