On my walking trail that winds through River Park, I’ve often wondered at these numbered chain link baskets that are scattered throughout the park with no apparent rhyme nor reason. I knew they were markers of some type, but had no idea for what.

I’ve just recently learned that these are the “holes” for disc golf, a summer recreational sport that’s been around since the early 1900’s. The first game was played here in Saskatchewan in 1926. Modern disc golf has been played since the 1960’s and even includes a professional level that has world championships.

This particular basket is close enough to the river that I’d bet many stray discs have gone for a swim.

I was pleased that my photo, intended to feature the basket alone, also caught the reflections of the morning sun dancing on the river.

“Disc golf lets me forget that anything else matters. It’s all about being outside in beautiful surroundings and enjoying the complexities of the game.”

Steve Logan