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Anthony Roberts stands near a temporary frisbee golf post at Schrock Park. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
 
By Jeff Harrison
Managing Editor

When it came time to choose an Eagle Scout service project, Anthony Roberts didn’t need much time to think.
The Tuttle eighth-grader wanted to improve his local park and thought a disc golf course would be a perfect fit.

“Ever since I started in scouts I wanted to do something with Schrock Park,” Roberts said. “I know this park needs some work and I thought Frisbee golf would bring people in. And bring the park up.”

Roberts started working on the project earlier this spring. He expects the course will take two full days to complete, but must first raise money for materials.

“I wanted to start working on it in August, but since donations have been barely coming in I don’t think it will be done by then,” Roberts said.

Roberts said materials for the course will cost about $5,520. All the work will be completed with Roberts and his fellow Boys Scouts.

“The baskets are fairly easy to assemble, the biggest part is pouring the concrete and getting the stakes in the ground,” he said.

Roberts is a member of Troop 4338 at Snow Hill Baptist Church in Tuttle.  He also plays trumpet in the school band and is on the basketball and track teams.

The City of Tuttle expressed an interest in adding a nine-hole course earlier this year. Roberts later approached them about the idea and took hold of the project.

With the help of Greg Smith, a professional disc golfer who lives in the area, Roberts charted out a temporary course. They put markers in to allow visitors to try out the course.

Roberts said he’s gotten some ideas from a new course that was added to Wild Horse Park in Mustang.

“We played around at their course and I thought it was pretty fun,” he said. “And there were a lot of disc golf courses that were built as Eagle Scout projects.”

City crews recently replaced the markers with wood posts.

“Some of the city workers love Frisbee golf so they just went ahead and did it,” he said. “But there’s still a lot left to do.”

Along with donations, Roberts said he would like to host a fundraiser tournament in Mustang.

“All the professional players around here want this park in,” Roberts said. “So we’re hoping they would want to play in a tournament to raise money for it.”

Donations for the Eagle Scout Project can be made at First National Bank & Trust Co. in Tuttle under the account of James A. Roberts.




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