At Lewisville’s Dec. 4 City Council meeting, council approved the naming of the disc golf course at Lake Park the Tom “Old Man” McCutcheon Disc Golf Course.

A request had been submitted to the parks and recreation department to recognize the efforts of McCutcheon, a former resident and parks advocate. He is credited with bringing disc golf to the area and is considered the father of disc golf in Lewisville. He helped design, fund and construct both the Leonard L. Woods and Lake Park disc golf courses. Staff said he organized tournaments and cleanups and took time to teach the game to anyone who wanted to learn.

“He was out there all of the time,” former parks department Director Bob Monaghan said.“Disc golf wouldn’t be in Lewisville today if it wasn’t for Tom McCutcheon, and it wouldn’t be as popular in Lewisville,” Monaghan said.

Monaghan said he was approached by the disc golf community after McCutcheon’s death about naming the park after him.

“You go out there and ask anybody and if they hadn’t met Tom ‘Old Man’ McCutcheon; they certainly know who he is.”