Dear Sun Spots: The Congregational Church of East Sumner (Route 219) will be having a Parking Lot Yard and Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12. Setup at 7:30 a.m. We need crafters and yard salers. We have 10-by 10-foot table space available for $10 (you provide your table). To reserve space: Lisa 388-2446, Peggy 388-2074. It is to benefit Pilgrim Lodge Scholarships for the church’s youth. Thank you. – Cynthia Norton, Sumner.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you give me information about Frisbee Golf courses in the area? I know that there are a couple of places but I can’t remember where they are or how to contact them. I’d like to know locations, phone numbers, costs, hours, equipment etc. Thanks! – S.S., Auburn.

Answer: According to the Professional Disc Golf Association’s Web site, disc golf was formalized in the 1970s, and the object is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole.” The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole; an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status. A professional quality disc costs less than $10, and it only takes one for basic play.

There are many places to enjoy this sport in our area.

Cranberry Valley disc golf is at 295 Buckfield Road (Route 117, Turner). It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with a courtesy box available for payment for after-hours play. Cost is $3.50 a round or $4 for a day of play. For a group of four or more players, $3 a round or $3.50 for the day. Contact number is 225-5552.

Campbell Highland disc golf, 176 Witham Road, Auburn, is open 9 a.m. to dusk. Cost to play is $5 for the day. Contact at 777-1400.

Dragan Field Disc Golf, 436 Foster Road, Auburn, has an 18-hole course open for play every day, sunrise to sunset, with an honor box available for after-hours play. Regular daily rate is $6 for all-day play; weekdays after 5 p.m. is $5; kids ages 8-12 is $5 for all day play and age 7 and under play for free. You may contact them at 786-4900.

Sabattus Disc Golf, 605 Bowdoinham Road, Sabattus, is open 8 a.m. until dark. It has three courses: the nine-hole course is $2, the two different 18-hole courses are $4 for each round. An all-day pass for all three courses is $9. For more information call 375-4990.

All the courses provide rentals at the pro shops and also have a large selection of discs, bags and baskets for sale.

On another note, Sun Spots has some friends who are avid disc golf players. They have said it’s very easy to learn the rules, and something the whole family can enjoy playing together.

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