Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It’s cheap, easy to play and fun for people of all ages, genders, and physical abilities. The concept of the game is easier to understand when the term Frisbee® Golf is used.
Similar to traditional ball golf, players use special Frisbee’s (Golf Discs) instead of balls and clubs, throwing them at an above ground target instead of a hole or flag. There are different types of golf discs used for different purposes, much like traditional golfers use different clubs.
The object is to throw a golf disc into the target for ‘par’ or better. (ie; the lowest number of throws) The targets are typically steel, net-like objects over which chains hang, better known as ‘Pole Holes’ or a ‘Baskets’.
The player begins by throwing or ‘driving’ from a designated tee area and continues toward the target, taking each consecutive shot from where the previous throw has landed. Finally, a successful ‘putt’ sends your disc into the target, and the hole is completed. Natural challenges such as distance, accuracy, wind, trees, shrubbery and terrain changes offer disc golfers plenty of action and excitement during the course of the game.
Who Plays Disc Golf?
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it the one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Specially-abled and disabled participate, giving them the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. There are events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf courses are found in countries worldwide, as well as throughout Australia.
Why should I play?
The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes one to two hours, and may be played alone, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling tee times. And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves “hooked;” increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the expense – or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $20, and it only takes one for basic play.
And, of course, there’s the sheer fun of the game – no matter what your age or skill level!
Play Disc Golf – The Sport of the future!!!