New disc golf course comes to Fossil

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New disc golf course comes to Fossil

Alex Rogers trying out the new disc golf course

Alex Rogers trying out the new disc golf course

Brandon Kruse

Alex Rogers trying out the new disc golf course

Brandon Kruse

Brandon Kruse

Alex Rogers trying out the new disc golf course

Brandon Kruse

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On Wednesday, November 28, a disc golf course was installed on Fossil Ridge High School’s campus. The course encompasses nine holes and stretches all the way from west of the west parking lot to the north side of the school. Some students know about the course, but many are unaware of its process and why Fossil suddenly exhibits a disc golf course on its campus.

For starters, the entire disc golf course idea was proposed by current senior Ryan Castell. Castell had been playing disc golf for eight years and wanted to have his passion be part of his school. Castell explains, “After playing for numerous years and at Fort Collins High School’s course, I just thought, Why doesn’t Fossil have a course? So I went and made the club and proposed the idea to Mr. Carlucci.” Brandon Carlucci, Fossil’s athletic director, then brought the idea to the attention of the administrators during a meeting last school year. “I introduced Ryan’s idea to Mr. Nye and others that day,” Carlucci recalled, “and since the senior class gift had still been undecided, it made the most sense to execute Ryan’s proposal.”

The entire process of conjecturing and implementing Castell’s request lasted about six months. Carlucci explained the process as “long, but well worth the investment.” Carlucci continued, “We spent a long time discussing with people from the district and the Wright Life about how we were actually going to make this happen. We were aiming to get the course done by mid-October, but all the delays we encountered forced us to wait until late November.” Nevertheless, the 2017-18 senior class gift had finally been completed.

Many Fossil Ridge students have already tried the course. First and foremost, Castell declared that “after playing the course, I definitely liked how it turned out and am looking forward to seeing how the community and Fossil feel about the course.” Sophomore Bryce Kaup praised the course, stating “I really like it. It’s good for short, more precise throws.”

For those interested in trying out the course, it begins west of the west parking lot. Hole 1 starts on the sidewalk and drives southwest towards the intersection of Sabercat Drive and Kechter Road Hole 2 then curls back and drives north towards the band practice field. Holes 3 and 4 follow this same alignment (Hole 4 ends adjacent to Rock Creek Drive) Then, if you want to find the remaining five holes, take a walk along the sidewalk going south towards the school. Holes 5 and 7 start on the sidewalk and drive north, once again towards Rock Creek Road. Holes 6 and 8 are located on the sidewalk adjacent to Rock Creek Road. Both of them drive south towards the school. Finally, Hole 9 is located directly north of the school. It drives southeast, and the course ends north of the east wing side doors. Here is a map of the course:

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A map of the course at Fossil

All in all, the new Fossil disc golf course is a great way to spend your lunch, off period, or to just have some fun after school.