A player hits one of the baskets at the Rosedale disc golf course over the weekend.A design for a disc golf course at Nall Park is expected to be presented to the parks committee in Roeland Park this summer. The course designer who is putting the drawings together believes disc golf will bring more visitors to the park, especially families.Scott Reek designs courses, plans disc golf events and sells equipment from Dynamic Discs at 47th and Mission Road. One of the destination courses in Kansas City is just to the north at Rosedale Park in Kansas City, Kan. “Kansas City is a mecca for disc golf,” Reek said. “Rosedale is one of the busiest courses.”The Nall Park layout will be designed for a different crowd than Rosedale, Reek said. Rosedale has two 18-hole courses, including one that winds through woodland, and attracts serious players. “Rosedale will be jam-packed (on weekends),” Reek said. “Nall is designed for people who don’t want to deal with that.”“Nall will see some major traffic,” Reek said, just because of its proximity to Rosedale.A potential disc golf course at Nall Park would be “designed to bring families” to the park, he said. Reek said he is finished with preliminary drawings. Nall Park will only accommodate a nine-hole course covering 10 acres. At Rosedale the baskets are about 300 feet apart, but at Nall that would be reduced to 200 feet.Reek believes the design at Nall would make it good for beginners, young families and clinics. The design would not conflict with the playground area, shelter or walking trail.Councilor Becky Fast, who has been advocating for city investment and maintenance in Nall Park, said the discussion of possible disc golf at the park should begin at the August committee meeting. The city has also had interest expressed in a mountain bike course at the park.
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 WBC minimumweight champion Eagle Kyowa will defend his crown when he takes on Japan’s Ken Nakajima on Jan. 9, boxing sources said Monday.Thai boxer Kyowa reclaimed the title he lost to Katsunari Takayama last December by defeating the same boxer by unanimous decision in the summer, but Nakajima was confident he would prevail in his first crack at a world title at Yokohama Pacifico. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “This is a chance for me, and I will take the world at the first attempt,” said Nakajima. Kyowa’s win over Takayama in August improved his record to 14-1 with five knockouts.Nakajima has won 14 of his bouts, eight of them KOs, against a pair of losses.