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Big Sky community opens up its ‘olfing’ sports earlier this year

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By Taylor Anderson

Whether you call it folf, frolf, Frisbee or disc golf, a
warm spring season has depleted lower snowpacks and
opened up Big Sky for golfing and folfing.

The Big Horn Ridge Disc Golf Course near the Big Sky
Community Park has been snowless and playing well
for two months already. Big Sky Resort’s golf course,
the only public course in town, took a bit longer to
prep greens, fairways and bunkers while waiting for
sketchy spring weather to pass.

Now, with the mercury rising past 70 degrees in May,
the golf course is open and playing well at a discounted
rate before June 7.

That’s me on the cover, throwing (and subsequently
losing) my driver off the 18th pro tee box. Course
volunteers have been hard at work restoring the pro
boxes, and now most of the holes have a pro tee that
makes the course play much longer and leaves discs
vulnerable to windy conditions.

I’ve played just about every day since late March
and have come to appreciate the volunteer hours
that are logged on the course. I’d also like to preach
folfer’s etiquette. Play in groups no bigger than five.
Quench your thirst, sure, but wear a bag, pack out
and recycle.

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