Disc golf course in Pittsford gets GE upgrade


On Monday, July 8, a group of 13 workers from GE Volunteers came to the Pittsford Recreation Area Public Disc Golf Course for their annual ‘Spring Clean Up.’ Tony Freson, who retired from GE in February, led the group of mostly tool makers/designers.

“This year we’re putting in new tee box markers and extending the tee boxes to about 10 to 12 feet each,” Freson said.

Freson said GE provides them with a little money so that they can buy supplies they need. The group also picked up fallen branches, cleared some drainage areas and re-lacquered the signs.

“This is the 10th year of the disc golf course,” said Freson, who along with Terry Poor, helped build the course a decade ago. “It started out slow, but it’s been building. The course gets five to six groups of people a day that come out to play.”

Freson said the area was just woods when he and Poor went to the selectboard and the recreation department to ask about starting a course. They walked the area and envisioned what they wanted. After that, they fundraised close to $3,000 to buy the baskets and went to work.

Every year since, he said, GE Volunteers has sent out a group to help with the upkeep and maintenance. This year the volunteers were Chris Eddy, Dave Komeau, Justin Dennison, Bill Svitak, Nathan White, Jason Ellison, Dan Rosmus, Joe Mayhew, Nelson Thomas, Joe Buffum, and Chris and Ethan Stodley.

Freson said the course looks great and everyone is looking forward to the tournament in the fall.

“I finally won, after all those years, last year,” he said, adding that the evenings are a great time to practice. “The bugs have not been bad at all this year. You can come out in the evenings and play and not worry about the bugs.”

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