ORRINGTON – DR Disc Golf is expanding and on Monday, the company’s president described the sport and explained what the plans are for the company.
In the middle of the woods in Orrington, you’ll find metal disc golf baskets.
The sport disc golf is exactly what it sounds like: people use discs to play golf.
“It’s the same game. It’s just simpler to pick up, still very hard to master,” said David Enman, president of DR Disc Golf.
Enman is a retired U.S. Air Force supply sergeant who has a love for golf.
He said the business he opened in 1996 was the first successful pay-to-play disc golf course in the world.
“Most everything I had done was in central Maine, Brunswick-Lewiston area. And then I retired out of that,” said Enman.
But he couldn’t keep away and opened a location in Orrington a few years later.
He uses his golf experience, the lay-of-the-land and the wooded forest to create courses.
“Our courses are extremely hard to build but extremely easy to maintain,” said Enman.
Those who enjoy disc golf say that is why they keep coming back.
“We’ve actually traveled throughout the state and played and this is my favorite course,” said Jason Frenette of Houlton.
They make the course so virtually anyone can play. All you need are some discs.
“Anybody at any skill level can come out and have fun,” said Nick Leclair, course maintenance for DR Disc Golf.
Enman owns the business with his brother and nephew. He said they took over a location in Fairfield and are turning the area next to the Exit 191 off-ramp on I-95 in Orono into a course.
He said there’s still a lot to be done but the plan is to open by Labor Day.