The South Colton Disc Golf Course is a short recreational course that makes good use of trees and natural features through the woods at the end of Morgan Road near the South Colton Reservoir.  Through grant support by the St. Lawrence Health Initiative and a combination of effort by the Town of Colton and volunteers, including Will Trithart of Potsdam who designed the course, the course became a reality a few years ago.  The public course, which includes ten metal chained baskets, is ideal for beginner and first-time players who are encouraged to attend the Golf Clinic & Play scheduled for Sunday, July 15 from 2-5pm as part of the town’s Colton Country Days Celebration.

The South Colton Disc Golf Course is a short recreational course that makes good use of trees and natural features through the woods at the end of Morgan Road near the South Colton Reservoir. Through grant support by the St. Lawrence Health Initiative and a combination of effort by the Town of Colton and volunteers, including Will Trithart of Potsdam who designed the course, the course became a reality a few years ago. The public course, which includes ten metal chained baskets, is ideal for beginner and first-time players who are encouraged to attend the Golf Clinic & Play scheduled for Sunday, July 15 from 2-5pm as part of the town’s Colton Country Days Celebration.

This time of year the town of Colton shares its history and showcases things to do while having some fun. Daily activities and a full day of traditional Colton Country Day activities are planned, starting with disc golf on Sunday, July 15 from 2-5pm. The Disc Golf Clinic & Play event will introduce people to the sport and to the town’s course. It is free to attend; and discs will be provided for participants to use during the clinic and play.

Disc golf is a fun, inexpensive sport that is rapidly sweeping the nation and world. Players throw flying discs (similar to Frisbees) from a designated tee to a metal chained basket known as the “hole.” The South Colton Disc Golf Course, built a few years ago on town property at the end of Morgan Road, is a ten basket course through the woods along the South Colton Reservoir.

The clinic on Sunday, July 15 starts at 2pm at Swift Field off Sugar Bush Lane in the hamlet of South Colton where there is a practice basket. It will be about 45 minutes long with David Tulloch as the instructor. Tulloch says “Unlike traditional golf, disc golf is inexpensive and easy to learn. It is not extremely physically demanding and once you get started it’s hard to stop.”

Anyone, residents and visitors alike, can participate in the clinic to learn the sport or brush up on skills. During the clinic participants will learn: what disc golf is; how to play; how discs fly; body mechanics for disc golf; and throwing techniques and demonstrations.

After the clinic those wishing to play the course with Tulloch will make the short drive from Sugar Bush Lane, across State Highway 56 to Wind Mill Road, and down Morgan Road to where cars can be parked by the boat launch. Participants should be physically able to walk on uneven ground, go up and down hills in the woods, and be willing to look for errant discs in the woods. Shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing are a must; and water and bug spray are recommended.

For more information about the Disc Golf Clinic & Play contact David Tulloch (315-244-9938).

Also the complete Colton Country Days schedule of activities from July 15-22 is available on the town website (www.townofcolton.com) and updates are posted on the Town of Colton page on Facebook.