Playing a Game of Disc Golf

posted on September 7th, 2011.

Disc golf, you say? It sounds fun and it is. This game is becoming very popular in the United States and is played in at least 20 other countries. Of course, there is a course to follow, much like regular ball golf. The lowest score wins, again like regular ball golf. But unlike regular ball golf, this is a disc game in which players toss discs into baskets or targets. This game seems to combine two previous well known games, Frisbee and golf. Who would have thought? Well, obviously some did! In 2010, there were more than 3,000 disc golf courses, and guess what, approximately 87 of them are free for you to use.Is this new to you? Catch up here You may have come across the courses in parks as many public parks have installed them. Disc golf is fun for everyone regardless of age, gender, and even economic status as you can usually play for free.

Some of the terms used in disc golf are basket, headrick (named after the inventor, Ed Headrick), marker, hyzer, helix, roller, hammer, and anhyzer. Two more terms that you would recognize are putting green and putt. It would be beneficial to learn some basic knowledge as to what these terms mean before actually playing a game of disc golf. This game is easy to find online so you can learn and understand how to play.

This is a great game for family entertainment. In a time where it cost a leg and an arm just to go to a baseball or football game, disc golf is a refreshing change. It is also a good way of getting in some exercise unlike attending a baseball game or taking in a movie. Make a day out of it. Bring a picnic lunch or grill out at the park. Use this as a theme for your older child-s birthday party. You can play just 9 holes instead of 18. Supply snacks, food and a birthday cake and there you go.

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