The Collett School students launch new disc golf course
- Published: 21 July 2023
Students from The Collett School in Hemel Hempstead were the first people to play our brand new disc golf course.
The course is laid out similar to a traditional golf course, but players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee to a target, and continue to throw the disc until it lands in a metal net. Just like the game of golf, competitor try to complete a hole in the lowest number of throws.
As a fully accessible game, disc golf can be enjoyed by people of all abilities who are ideally over six years old, and The Collett School students were invited to officially launch the 9-hole picturesque course.
An 11-year-old student from the school said:
"As a class, we had a great time trying out disc golf. It is something different to do and we learned more about the sport. The staff were really kind and positive. I would say to people to give it a go and try it out and that I would play again."
Matt Schofield from Little Hay Golf Complex added:
“Thank you to the students from The Collett School for being our first disc golf players – it certainly looked like they had great fun. The game is something completely new for Hemel Hempstead and is suitable for all members of the family and all skill levels. Games can be booked from the Little Hay website – we look forward to welcoming everyone along to enjoy a fun new sport.”
Little Hay Golf Complex is operated by Dacorum Sports Trust, which is now part of the Absolutely Together charity, and disc golf is available alongside traditional golf, pitch and putt, and footgolf.
Absolutely Together works with families who have children and young adults with additional needs, as well as schools and organisations that support young people with disabilities. Sessions can be booked by emailing Absolutely Together - email@example.com.