Ever heard of Queenstown Disc Golf course? arguably the most important course in the southern hemisphere. Upwards of 500 people per day grace its fairways during the summer months.
What about Paradise? a temporary course set up at Glenorchy and considered the most scenic course in the world.
Last weekend I had the privilege of showing James “Jaguar” Smithells around some of our local courses. One of the most important icons in NZ disc Golf, James has been contributing to the sport for over 30 years. He founded the course in Queenstown and has witnessed its evolution from 5 to 9 to 18 baskets. He has also been heavily involved with tournaments held at Paradise, acting as TD on countless occasions.
James had many a tale to tell, provided some insight into the challenges that come with growth, and boy could he putt!
For the record Aaron won that day (there’s no such thing as casual play between a Kiwi and Aussie!)
Aaron Moreton – QDG President