“We don’t have the course diagrammed anywhere,” Takacs said. “People just know it.”
A version of the course has been burned into Takacs’s memory since he first played it with his fraternity brothers at Phi Sigma Kappa. He then introduced the activity to new friends he met while living at Hereford Residential College in 1992, the first year of the complex’s existence.
Playing disc golf around Grounds has been part of their UVA reunions ever since.
Takacs, who lives in Herndon, joined eight others – including Scott Orsey who traveled from West Hartford, Connecticut – to renew the ritual last month.
“The UVA Grounds are just such a place of comfort and home for all of us,” said Orsey, who graduated in 1996 and was a member of the Pep Band. “It’s always special to be back.”