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Unique – Fountain Hills Arizona and Disc Golf

This is a ‘two for one’ unique photo. The fountain in the background is in Fountain Hills Arizona. When it was built in 1970, it was the world’s tallest fountain. It is now the 4th tallest. When it is running with two pumps, as it is here, it rises to about 300 feet. If the third pump is used, it is 560 feet high. (91 meters and 170 meters – but that doesn’t sound nearly as impressive.)

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In the foreground – a group of Disc Golfers prepare to throw.  The Fountain Hills Park is home to an 18 hole Championship Disc Golf Course, but it is also a public park. We spent a whole afternoon watching the golfers throw their specialty ‘frisbees’, but also watching all the other users of the park wander about. Some, like us, were actively trying to skirt the course and stay out of the way. Others either didn’t realize, or didn’t care that they were in the direct path of an incoming object that is moving at 50 to 75 miles an hour over a distance of 300 or 400 feet.

Long way… wrong way.
– A Golfers Lament –

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    • Disc golf is much like golf, except the players throw frisbee shaped discs. The hole is a basket. I’ve seen it before, but didn’t know how big a sport it has become.

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    • The fountain is surrounded by a very nice park that is home to hundreds of ducks – duck poop is the other hazard.

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  1. There is also a fountain like this in Canberra (Australia) – but they don’t have a disc golf course! Great pic for the challenge 😀

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  2. so it’s not frisbee golf? We have a couple of frisbee courses around the lake and a college tourny, but no course as spectacular as this. Did you see anyone get clobbered?

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    • I would say they were frisbees, but they call them discs.
      No, I didn’t see anyone get hit, but I could sure see the potential for it.

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    • No, I didn’t miss the snow at all! We’re back in Canada now and I can see where there has been a lot of snow. I hope the worst of the winter is over.

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