Foot and disc golf course to officially launch this half term

Foot golf - park ranger Mike Thomas 1

To celebrate the official opening of foot and disc golf in Beacon Park, Lichfield District Council is offering buy one, get one free on the day!  

Lichfield District Council is cutting the ribbon on its new foot and disc golf facilities at Beacon Park on Monday 23 October 2017.

To mark the occasion, the council is offering players the chance to buy one game and a friend or family member will get their round for free on the day. This means if a group of four want to play, two of the group’s games will be free. 

The offer will be available from 9am to 3pm and is open to both children and adults. To be eligible, the two games need to be paid for at the same time, with the lowest priced admission being free.

Disc golf involves aiming flying discs into raised nets and foot golf involves kicking a football into larger holes in the ground. The flying discs and footballs are different weights – a heavy one for long distances and a lighter one for ‘putting’.

The goal of both games is to play each hole or net in as few throws or kicks as possible. Players can choose to take on the challenge of the full 18-hole courses or the express 9-hole game.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said:

“We’re really excited to be officially launching our new disc and foot golf facilities later this month.

“It’s really important to get more people out and active, and these two games offer fun ways to use the golf course.

“We hope plenty of people will take advantage of the special offer on the day and come down and have a go at these two brilliant new games.”

It costs £8 for adults and £6 for children for an 18-hole game, and £5 for adults and £4 for children for a 9-hole game. Discounts are available with a Leisure Activity Passport.

To find out more about foot and disc golf, visit www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/golf.

Beacon Park will have plenty more going on every day throughout the autumn half term holiday, including the Halloween Puzzle Trail available from the Ranger Station. For only £1, families can follow the colourful trail around the historic park to solve clues and claim a small prize.

In a first for Beacon Park, there is also the chance to make a ghost lantern for £2 and then parade it around the park on a walk at dusk this Halloween. The drop-in workshops are running in the Discovery Hub between 11am and 2pm from Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 October and the parade is at 4.30pm on Tuesday 31 October.

For Lichfield District Council’s full half term holiday programme, including activities at Burntwood and Friary Grange leisure centres, please visit www.activelichfield.co.uk/holidayfun 

Posted on Thursday 12th October 2017

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