From the “There’s a Group For Everything” files comes this series of posts on the San Francisco Disc Golf Club‘s forum about the impending elimination of two frisbee golf (frolf?) holes at Moraga Commons to make way for more bocce ball courts.
Forum writers say club members should show up to the council’s meeting on Feb. 24 to protest the elimination of the holes. Parks and Recreation Director Jay Ingram said while anyone is welcome to address the council, there is no agenda item about the course at that meeting.
Discussion about changes to Moraga Commons are “preliminary, said Ingram, as he tries to work with disc golf club members who want to preserve the course and bocce players who say they need more courts. The bocce club has outgrown its course and has been turning away other teams that wish to play there. Adding two bocce courts would mean the elimination of one disc golf hole and the relocation of another, Ingram said.
There’s also (very early) talk about putting a dog park in the Commons — full story on that to be posted shortly to www.contracostatimes.com — which could eliminate another golf hole.
Right now, Ingram said, he’s talking with both groups and “trying to make two passionate user groups happy as best i can with the limited space we have in our parks.”
Personally, if the situation were to escalate, I give the advantage to the disc golfers. Bocce balls are heavier, but frisbees are faster and I’m guessing those golfers are pretty accurate.