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Disc golf courses pop up throughout central and northern Wisconsin

Growing sport trades clubs, swings for discs, flings

1:16 AM, Jul. 28, 2013
LB Whaples watches as his 6-year-old son Andy throws his golf disc into a basket July 20 at Yellow Banks Park in Weston.
LB Whaples watches as his 6-year-old son Andy throws his golf disc into a basket July 20 at Yellow Banks Park in Weston.
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At a few particular public golf courses in central Wisconsin, clubs are made of brightly colored plastic, metal baskets replace flags, and the attire is decidedly informal.

Disc golf, a combination of Frisbee and golf, made its way into north central Wisconsin years ago, and it appears it's poised to stay.

The sport's popularity has exploded in the past several years; north central and northern Wisconsin alone have at least a dozen courses of varying lengths and difficulties. Four of those courses are in the Wausau metro area. Just a couple north central Wisconsin courses existed before ...

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