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Sugarbush Hosts Summer Slam

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7/12/08

WARREN, VT - On a summer Saturday at Sugarbush the mountain is in full swing. Chair lifts are running and the chains are chiming. It's the Summer Slam disc golf tournament.

"I just love getting out here and wasting time out in the woods, throwing some plastic around," said Matt Cohen. 

25 of the states best are tossing their saucers on two of the most challenging courses in the country.

"We're going to the course which plays on the ski trails because realistically up here if you're not on the ski trail then you're in the dark woods and you don't want to be in there. It's no fun banging around in waste high ferns looking for a piece of plastic on the ground," said Chris Mayone the course manager.

Like traditional golf, it's a bad idea to be in the woods. But other than that the rules are basically the same.

"There's pars, birdies, bogies. The game is played just about exactly the same as ball golf except instead of sinking your ball in a little hole, [the object is] to throw the disc in that little basket behind us," said Mayone.

"You know [we're] somewhat of a bohemian collection of folks, definitely earthy people that like to get out there, it's not really that bourgeois class out there its more people looking to have a good time," said Cohen.

Good times and great views. This course has it all.

"What makes this course special is the elevation. A lot of courses don't have the downhill and the uphill shots that this course has, so it really makes you think," said Jonathan Betts.

---Seth Leavitt

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