Students at Weyauwega-Fremont High School want to build a disc golf course in the school’s backyard.
When the school board held its Committee of the Whole meeting on Feb. 13, it listened to a proposal from W-F High School junior Corey Zeutzius and gave him the go-ahead to move forward with the project.
He started playing disc golf about four years ago and currently goes to Waupaca and Stevens Point to play on their courses.
Several years ago, students at Waupaca High School built a course on school property.
Zeutzius has mapped what W-F’s course would look like.
“The whole goal of this is to get more people to know and use the backyard,” he told the school board.
Four of the course’s holes would be in wooded areas, which means brush and some trees would have to be cleaned out so that those playing the games could see the baskets.
District Administrator Scott Bleck said Waupaca County’s forester is scheduled to work with the district to thin the trees on its property. This could be done in conjunction with plans for the course.
Zeutzius said the baskets for the course will cost $70 a piece. “We already have three to four sponsors for holes. If we get more, we could have them all paid for,” he said.
Sponsors would be able to advertise on the back of the baskets.
Students are interested in helping build the course. Zeutzius estimates that it would cost about $1,100 for grass seed. That cost could be covered through grant dollars.
“There’s a lot of support for it,” he said of such a course.
Zeutzius also wants to start a disc golf course club.
Bleck said, “I definitely believe it would be a project that would enhance the backyard.”
The district would cover maintenance costs, and Zeutzius said an additional nine holes could be added to the course in the future.
Board member Sandy Smith said, “I think they should work with the Backyard Committee. I think it’s a great idea.”