Upgrades Completed on Logan University’s Disc Golf Course

June 27, 2019 -- Logan’s 18-hole disc golf course recently received several upgrades, including a practice basket, kiosk, course signage, tee pads and a new layout, all of which help improve student life on campus and the player experience.

Logan’s Director of Sports and Activities Robert Powell worked closely with Jeff Irwin of the St. Louis Disc Golf Club, who was instrumental in providing recommendations to improve the course. 

The St. Louis Disc Golf Club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the growth of disc golf in the St. Louis area. The club’s members are active on Logan’s disc golf course and had an interest in making it one of the top courses in the area.

“When Robert and I met, we discussed the vision for the course, where it ranked among other local courses, and how to make it one of the best in the region,” Jeff said. “Working with Logan, we’ve been able to make enhancements to the course that appeal to a wide demographic, including students, faculty and die-hard disc golfers from the community.”

The new design features two 9-hole loops, allowing players to return to their starting point half way through the round. Additional improvements, such as geographically-specific navigation signs, help facilitate the flow of the course and improve navigation for newer players, while providing valuable hole insights to more experienced players.  

“The campus is absolutely breathtaking. The maintenance and facilities teams do an amazing job maintaining the grounds, which includes the course,” said Jeff. “We are thrilled that the University is willing to work with our organization and provide such an amazing course for the community. Like many of the University’s facilities, the disc golf course is top notch.”

Robert said since being installed in 2013, the course has attracted students as well as traveling disc golfers from all over the Midwest and beyond. “Wear and tear is the best indication of how much it’s used, and it’s safe to say that our course is well loved,” Robert said.

Robert also indicated that he’s been pleased with the entire project, from Jeff’s input to the feedback from the community and students alike. “We felt this was an opportunity to provide a great service to the community,” Robert said. “It’s a destination course that will now be on a lot more people’s radar.”

The 18-hole, championship-style disc golf course is open to students, faculty and the community from dawn to dusk. The orange practice basket and overhead map, just east of Beatrice B. Hagen Memorial Drive, indicate the starting point of the course.  

Click here for more information about Logan University’s disc golf course enhancements.    

Logan Places Third at 2018 Chiro Games

December 18, 2018 -- In late October, nearly 600 chiropractic student athletes from around the country gathered in Cocoa Beach, Florida, to compete in the annual Chiro Games, ultimately vying for the coveted Chiro Cup.  Ninety students represented Logan by displaying exceptional teamwork and sportsmanship in bowling, men’s basketball, ultimate frisbee, men’s and women’s soccer, flag football, softball, volleyball, and men’s and women’s golf.

Tyler Gunderson, Trimester 1 student, has been an avid golfer since age four. Coming to Logan, he knew he wanted to participate in the Chiro Games but was disappointed to learn Logan’s golf team was inactive. After some discussion with Robert Powell, director of sports and activities, and with the help of his friends, who happened to be Division I golfers, Tyler hosted tryouts and got the team up and running again. 

The men’s golf team took home a gold medal, and Logan student Zach Cutler earned the title of top overall male golfer. The women’s golf team earned a silver medal, and Logan took third place overall in golf. “Everyone played very well. I am so proud of this team, and it was an honor to serve as the team captain,” Tyler said. “It’s also nice to have a foundation for the club going forward. I’m already looking forward to coming back as the defending champs at next year’s games.”

Sarah-Jane (SJ) Pavlik, Trimester 7 student, served as the beach volleyball team captain at this year’s Chiro Games, overseeing logistics such as tryouts, practices and jerseys. “As the team captain, I was also the encourager for my team,” SJ said. “I made sure I always had a positive attitude and tried to be the best teammate I could.” 

The team went undefeated on the first day, but SJ kept everyone’s spirits high when they were eliminated on the second day. They even went as a team to cheer on Logan’s soccer team, who was playing for third place, and learned the team’s goalie had injured her hand. 

“Two of my friends started yelling for me to get in the goal,” SJ explained. “I thought they were joking because I hadn’t played soccer since I was five years old.” But, being a good sport and positive teammate, she put on a jersey and got in the goal. The soccer team won the game and took home third place. “It was a crazy experience, to say the least. I had a ton of fun, but I don’t think soccer is in my cards any time in the future,” SJ joked. 

Similarly, Natalie Hydock, Trimester 7 student and member of the Ultimate Frisbee team, stepped in to play softball when the team unexpectedly needed another player. Natalie played competitive softball from third grade through her senior year of high school, always playing third base. In this game, however, she jumped in as catcher, helping the team win the game and ultimately take third place overall.  

“I loved playing softball when I was younger, so it was great to be able to again use a skill set that I spent so much time and effort developing,” Natalie said. 

2018 Chiro Games Results: Logan University

Overall: 3rd Place

Gold Medal: 

  • Men’s Golf

Silver Medal: 

  • Bowling
  • Flag Football
  • Women’s Golf

Bronze Medal:

  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

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