Papa Jack’s Disc Golf Course
The free public disc golf course in Shippensburg Township Park was named for local disc golf champion Jack Roddick. Work began in 2010 with contributions of labor and expertise from Scott Evans, Brian Oldt, Steve Oldt, Jack Roddick, Dan Roddick, Glen Asper, and Elliot Shuey, among others. A number of businesses and non-profit sponsors provided the funding. Installation of the course was completed in early November, 2010, and its official opening was celebrated with a tournament organized by Ra Kligge of the Rotary Club of Shippensburg on April 30, 2011.
About disc golf:
Since its emergence in the 1960’s, disc golf has grown in popularity and is now played around the world at more than 3,000 courses. Like Shippensburg Township’s, a vast majority of the courses are free and open to the public. The game is played similarly to golf, except with a disc (like a Frisbee®) instead of a ball and clubs. The object is to make it from the “tee” to the “hole” in as few “strokes” (throws) as possible. For more information on the rules and techniques of game play, we recommend reading the Professional Disc Golfer’s Association introductory guide.