Mqt. named Frisbee Sanctuary

It might have been a tough game of Frisbee on Tuesday, given the windy conditions, but Marquette is now an official Frisbee Sanctuary.  Marquette was named a Frisbee Sanctuary because of its efforts to develop disc sports into worldwide recreational activities.

The Marquette City Commission, and Wham-O, the maker of the Frisbee, have both given the city that title.

A disc golf course is under construction on Powder Mill Road in Marquette, overlooking the Dead River.  Instead of hitting a ball into a hole, the object of disc golf is to throw a disc into a basket.

The organizers have found sponsors for some of the holes, but they are looking for more.

The new course has 18 holes.  A grand opening is planned for in June.

Two disc golf courses already exist in Marquette County: Chocolay Township and Ishpeming.  Those courses have nine holes each.