Campus frisbee flying reaches new heights
Thursday. September 1, 1977 The Daily Tar Heet 5
By MEREDITH CREWS
If you think you know all there is to
know about UNC, you may be surprised
to find an 18-hole golf course onNorth
Campus that doesn't charge greens fees.
Every Sunday afternoon, golfers tee
off at Silent Sam's statue, but they don't
use clubs. They use Frisbees.
Frisbee golf is an excellent sport for
just about anyone. If you like the
psychological game of golf but can't
afford greens fees, new golf clubs or a
country club membership, Frisbee golf
offers a wonderful opportunity for those
who love to compete.
The rules and terminology for Frisbee
golf are the same as in regular golf,
except that you don't start out with a
handicap. Frisbees are called clubs.
Frisbee targets are called holes, and
1 u- -
Finley golf course, watch out! Some Carolina "golfers" have devised their own
version of the sport less expensive, less encumbering , and at least as difficult. The
"course" is the Carolina campus, and the "clubs" are Frisbees.
when you thow a Frisbee it's called u
The total par of the Frisbee goll
course is 69. and obstacles must be
overcome to make par. Instead of sand
traps, there are trees and trickling
streams through the Arboretum to
Al Bethune. an English major, has
been playing Frisbee goll at I'NC lot
"The game is more difficult than most
people imagine." he says. "It takes a lot
of skill tp fight the wind, hook around
trees, avoid roof tops and try lot
accuracy at the same time.
"The holes on the Frisbee golf course
are varied. We use trees, columns, lire
hydrants, statues, porches and a bicycle
rack in front of Howell Hall."
The Frisbee golf course was designed
four years ago by Hal Smith, who is
presently a dentist in Siler City.
Although other people have made
changes in the course, the one designed
by Smith is most challenging.
"You can't really explain the course."
Bethune says. "II anyone wants to learn
how to play, they just have to go to
North Campus on Sunday afternoons
"The course changes drastically from
spring to fall. It's much more difficult in
the spring because Frisbees get stuck in
trees more often.
"When a Frisbee gets stuck in a tree,
you lose a stroke when you get it down.
To avoid this, some people climb the
trees and throw from the top. It gets
amusing at times."
Al Bethune is not only hurling a Frisbee he's playing golf. And Frisbee golf isn't
lust something a couple of Carolina students made up in their spare time it's the
object of an international organization dedicated to the sport.
According to Bethune. dogs and
Frat ploy gets brother arrested for larceny
University Police arrested a UNC student
Wednesday and charged him with the
attempted larceny of an air conditioner, a
police spokesperson said.
Henry Jay Steinburg, 18, was arrested at
12:16 a.m. Wednesday after a police officer
saw an air conditioner moving from side to
side in a basement window, according to
Police charged Steinburg after it became
apparent someone was attempting to remove
the air conditioner from the window, police
The air conditioner, valued at $150, was
recovered at the scene by police officers.
The suspect told police his fraternity
brothers had bet that he would not deliver
the air conditioner to the study room of their
fraternity house, police said.
Smith Hall, a classroom building, is
usually locked after hours. University Police
discovered the alleged attempted larceny
while checking locks and doors around the
Steinburg. 216 E. Rosemary St.. was
taken before a magistrate at the Chapel Hill
Police Department by University Police
people are other sources of trouble to
the Frisbee golf player.
"Someone is always trying to help out
by throwing the Frisbee back to you.
When you tell them to leave it alone,
they think you're being rude because
thev don't know vou're playing Frisbee
"Dogs are always running away w ith
Frisbees and you end up chasing dogs all
Carolina's Frisbee golf players hae
been on radio, WTVD news and the
CBS morning news program.
"We were playing on campus one
beautiful Sunday afternoon," Bethune
remembers, "When a film crew from
WTVD stopped to shoot some footage
of the Frisbees Hying in the air.
The film turned out so beautifully
that CBS bought it from WTVD and
aired it on their morning show.
"We were tipped off that the camera
crew was coming to watch us play, so we
put coolers filled with beer behind a few
of the holes on the course." he added.
Frisbee golf is not limited to Chapel
Hill. The International Frisbee Golf
Association prints a book which
describes all the officially recognized
Frisbee golf courses in the world.
"We want to have our golf course
recognized by the association, but we
haven't had the time to go through all
the red tape," Bethune says.
Just as in golf, some Frisbee players
use different "clubs" for each hole.
SHE SERVED HER COUNTRY
THE OHLY WAY SHE KNEW HOW!
AS XAVCRA HOUAMOCR
b cam u
Jjg EAST FRANKUN STREET (J II
A film by R
Young Frankwitttln - HM Ow
Ptut "Zorre" Chp. 2
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO 3: 15
THE BIGGEST MOONSHINE 5:15
RACKET IN THE COUNTRY? 7: 15
GREAT LIFE STORY OF 3:00
WENDELL SCOn, WORLD'S 5:00
1ST BLACK RACE CAR DRIVER 7:00
DAVID CJIKRADINE I
ELVIS ON TOUR
NCN PIA. KOStMAXr
Persons interested in technical staff
positions for Carolina Union
Presentations and other Memorial Hall
Programs. Experience desired, but not
MUST BE A FULLTIME
Come by Room 201 ,
Carolina Union or
8 p.m. tonight!
20 Mug whm
yoa rent hrrur
. r,..;jnw. rtus autoiuxk -for ZO fru. two, of beer cA Al
tflM 'l OrSXbVL HtU.. UVCK OUT "me. i iulc nw "
FURNITURE RENTALb. opefcHorvTWiriaa.ttday
THE Daily Crossword by
14 Dull pain
15 See eye to
16 Unique: Lat.
20 Headed or
21 Take -view
23 Golf club
34 Welles or
35 King: Fr.
36 Show con
ft CH Ttj AGREEjRARA
TlHJUMfBAJL S KETCH
H 0 JJJA 0 I HfcZj 1 D E A 5
P''.. dfi r o nWm e m or!' j
IH-i E R EC ii " a
1 iiltS lii0! Rii
ihu mTon,es'no sTa t
Te.n''ajlxT riT J s t
0 R G jIiEEfIiIS T Y
lr -iJu c e eHr aK if"" in
j u a v Ty ..ib e 'tTaHa n a
uiDiiJiiT hIuJW B 0 F
1111 " 1 1 1 1 lip. Li A.
41 Go fly -I
44 Las Vegas
52 Gr. letter
61 TV sound
62 Alan or
63 Mix salad
t n u u, r lo it. 7 in 9 r"1io 111 1 1 2 Ii)
20 21 : ; "
w.,l.,,limii, if-pr- -1 - '
nnnjr tt rprp-
T5 Lmtf V
iZ Whf iT"
55 in ii
175 VI """"f.'ifT-.o"
' ' ' ; ;rr r
73 i p If
I L J I I I I t ' i ' 1
1 Sch. subj.
4 Partner of
6 Once more
10 Formula of
,, chest 1
25 Collar or
26 The same
. 29 Gr. island
34 In reserve
45 Get to the
46 Son of
49 Source of
52 Adam -
55 At a dis
"Some people use different weight
Frisbees for different shots. Some
people think they putt better or get more
distance with different Frisbees, but I
think it's better to get used to one
Frisbee to increase the accuracy of a
shot," he says.
"The International Frisbee Golf
Association recommends the World
Class 141 or the World Class 115. But
any Frisbee you are accustomed to is the
best." he adds.
Frisbee golf has other advantages
aside from competition.
"It's so beautiful on campus, and
different colored Frisbees flying in the
air are much better than plain old golf
balls, Bethune says. "We even pick up
trash on campus to keep our course
Several different strokes are used in
Frisbee golf, including the side-arm.
back-hand, overhead and roll throws.
"The biggest mistake beginners make
is trying to throw too hard," Bethune
says. "Accuracy counts more because it
reduces the score. It's hard to learn
control but the only way to develop it is
"Always aim for the base of the object
you're t ry ing t o h it ," he say s. " I f you aim
too high, the Frisbee will float over the
"Always remember the most
important thing about Frisbee golf:
make sure you yell 'fore' before your
Frisbee hits a campus policeman in the
It is also a game for both sexes, he
savs. "And it doesn't matter if you aren't
Decorate your new room
with beautiful, unique and inex
pensive handcrafted items from
Womancraft. Aso come by to
sign up for one 0 our many
craft classes offered this fall.
412 W. Franklin St.
Open 10-6 Daily 929-8362
4TH BIG WEEK
SORRY NO PASSES
It's the BIGGEST,
i rtii t wfrnrfrtrriiTi im nurairrwmr
2ND BIG WEEK
SHOWS n "W3fMJ
Mi . . .M K 1- "
TETjT HELD OVER
MpftfimP 3RD BIG WEEK
! .SORRY NO PASSES
.- U In - . I
RoSvll heldover I
L y4 j 9TH WEEK
SHOWsl SORRY NO PASSES I
2:30 1 A bog orne ago I
4 45 1 in'agdoxyjacrvayc.
s ' J