Copper Mountain launches its own disc golf league |

Copper Mountain launches its own disc golf league

COPPER MOUNTAIN – It’s not possible to throw out of your league at the Copper Mountain disc golf course, because the new Copper Mountain Disc Golf League which begins at 5 p.m. today, is for everybody.

The league takes competitors through Copper’s disc golf course every other Tuesday, and while the league is open to professionals, amateurs and juniors, the format of the course will challenge everyone.

“Word is getting out that we have a really fun course,” said disc golfer Chris Danforth of Copper’s marketing department. “It’s not like Frisco’s course, where you can carry a cooler behind you from hole to hole. You need your hiking boots for this one. Some of the holes are pretty challenging. Hole No. 6 is on its own little mountain. If you overthrow, it’s going off the mountain. If you underthrow, your disc will roll back down to your feet.”

Frank Johnson of AB Ski and Sport, who built the Copper course two years ago and pioneered the disc golf course at the Frisco peninsula, was instrumental in starting the Copper leagues. The Frisco disc golf league plays on Wednesday nights, but Copper organizers felt the local disc golf community could use another outlet.

“Because of the popularity of the Frisco leagues, we thought we’d give people some different options,” Danforth said. “There’s been a definite increase in traffic (on the Copper course) from last summer to this summer.”

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