Franklin Park Disc Golf Course, Ottumwa, Iowa

I may have saved the best for last in Iowa. In Ottumwa it was a balmy 7 degrees Fahrenheit when I stepped onto the course and the wind was pretty calm. It didn’t feel life threateningly cold to be out playing disc golf. The Franklin Park Disc Golf Course is only 6 holes, but given how epic the past couple of Iowa rounds have been, 6 holes seemed more than enough and represented a nice break from driving. The course doesn’t have tee boxes, so you just tee off near the previous basket. The course is a city park course, but hole number 3 is a very fun, long downhill throw. Hole 3 is simply awesome. Number four is a fun uphill throw and number 6 involved a little accuracy to get the right line.

I played discs with ribbon attached. I can’t wait to take the ribbon off. When you are throwing in snow that is knee deep in places, the ribbons mean you get to keep your discs, so the ribbon stays on a bit longer.

It should have been my last putt, but this one bounced off and I had to make a second (bogey) putt. Franklin Disc Golf Course, Ottumwa, Iowa. 6 Feb 2014. Kelly Tindall Photo

It should have been my last putt, but this one bounced off and I had to make a second (bogey) putt. Franklin Disc Golf Course, Ottumwa, Iowa. 6 Feb 2014. Kelly Tindall Photo

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