During the big November 2013 road trip, I played quite a few rounds at night. Night rounds on unfamiliar courses and in towns I do not know can be an exhilarating experience. I have yet to have a problem, but I still keep my eyes open – I do not want to spend a night in jail (or worse). I wanted to play the Deer Run Park Disc Golf Course in Sidney, NE. As I drove through a really nice neighborhood on my way to the park, I thought this course might not welcome strangers to come in the dead of night and throw plastic. I parked my car a clandestine distance from the park and stealthily crept through the trees to the park to try to figure out how the course was laid out – no one could see me and only the UV light and glow discs would give away my presence.
And then I saw the light(s)!
The baskets and tee pads had solar-battery powered lights installed on them! Sidney, Nebraska had laid out the welcome mat for me and the entire cohort of “disc golfers of the night”! I stood up a little straighter and thoroughly enjoyed a night-time round of disc golf in Sidney, Nebraska, a town that has embraced those of us who prefer to throw glow discs.