Disc golf is storming the world and now it's here!
By Camilla Hullick
Disc golf, the fastest growing sport in the world just at the moment, is now available in Gippsland and more recently amongst beautiful surroundings in Tarwin Lower.
Leroy Sharrock, a former professional golfer and a resident of Venus Bay for over thirty years, came across the recreational game in Cambodia in 2019, while volunteering with children. After giving disc golf a crack with the kids, who loved it, Leroy was instantly hooked. He arrived home and together with his good friend, Macka, also from Venus Bay, began investigating suitable, local areas to design a permanent disc golf course. Since then, the two have been passionately, tirelessly driving the project.
The Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve Committee and Pony Club came to the party. Utilising generous help from the community, a laborious twelve months of planning, organising, mowing and removing blackberry bushes was undertaken. Consequently, there is now an eleven hole disc golf course available, comprising of seven metal baskets and four tonal poles, with plans to progressively expand.