The agreement, signed on November 8, 2022, will see golf course equipment installed at the university’s Ojo de Agua Recreational Park, adjacent to the main campus. Disc golf is a sport that emerged in the 1970s as a variation on traditional golf. It is played on a court with 9 or 18 baskets, using rules similar to golf. Players throw the disc at the target and aim to complete each hole with the fewest total number of throws.
More than 13,000 disc golf courses have been built in the world. During the 128th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2015, the IOC granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation, making golf an official Olympic sport.
“We know that the University of Montemorelos is interested in health, and this is another opportunity that allows us to do this physical and recreational activity,” said Edson Francisco Valles, representative of Disc Golf Monterey, during the signing ceremony. He said the university is “making history nationally because it will become the first institution of higher education in Mexico with a disc golf course.”
The Montemorelos field is the third golf course built in the state of Nuevo León, after the fields built at Rufino-Tamalo Park and Fundidora Park, both of which are located in Monterrey.
“It’s about promoting sports and a culture of our healthy lifestyle, and it’s a great opportunity to offer students and staff another option to exercise in the middle of nature,” said Montemorelos’ legal representative Rocío González before signing. “It’s about promoting sport, the culture of our healthy lifestyle.”
The agreement states that the Disc Golf Monterrey organization will provide and install the equipment necessary for the practice of the sport. The 18-basket court is scheduled for completion in January 2023. The university will oversee the promotion and coaching of the sport on campus and will schedule organized practice activities, the leaders said.
“We are very happy that the sport is becoming better known and there are more players involved,” said Eduardo Tamez, Vice President of Disc Golf Monterrey. “It is a healthy, family-oriented sport, which promotes social relationships and a sociable and healthy lifestyle, which in turn contributes to the well-being of society.”
The signed agreement contract is for two years and will be eligible for renewal if both parties agree.
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