Looking for an outdoor game to play that is fun for all ages? Developed in the 1970’s, disc golfing has become a favorite leisure sport for school aged kids through old age.
Disc Golf Defined
While played similar to regular golf, disc golf requires a disc instead of clubs and a ball. The game objective is to have the least amount of throws of the disc made to the target. The player starts out from a teeing off area throwing the disc to a targeted elevated pole with an attached container. The player is required to make each successive shot from the mark where the prior throw has landed as he advances through the course. Like traditional golf, vegetation, trees, and landscape changes througout the course provides challenging obstacles. The hole is complete once the player‘s disc makes the targeted basket.
Who Should Play It and Why?
Disc golf can easily be played by young, old, unfit, and even disabled individuals. No one is excluded from the activity as it is effortless to learn and requires limited mobility. More people are taking up recreational activities in an effort to remain fit and improve their health. Disc golf provides both physical and mental activity. You receive an upper and lower body workout along with low impact aerobic activity with a very low risk of physical injury. Your mental concentration and strategy skills increase as you master shots, negotiate obstacles, plot your plan and approach and engage in a little friendly competition.
Where can Disc Golf be Played?
The cost of disc golf is around $15 for the disc and most courses are in public parks which are free and allow you to play frequently. Use an online directory to search for a course in your area. For those golfers who do not have a permanent course locally to play, try creating temporary courses in local parks and other open recreational areas.
The most important things to remember about disc golf are that it’s fun, good exercise, and can be played by all skill levels.