By Larry CoonrodOf the News-Times
Time to dust off the ol’ Frisbee and get ready to play one of the hottest sports in the country – disc golf.
A local leadership group plans to build a disc golf course in South Beach.
Besides being good fun, project supporters say it could benefit Newport economically, as well.
The latest Ford Institute Leadership Program graduates announced to the Newport City Council Monday night that they have acquired a $5,000 grant to build a “disc golf course” near the entrance to Oregon Coast Community College. The forty acre disc golf course entails throwing frisbees instead of hitting golf balls over long distances. The frisbees soar through the air over very long distances and must come to rest in a receiving device.