What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is played much like golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, though, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws).
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the "hole." The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are a few differences, though: Disc golf is often free to play in public parks, although pay-to-play courses are trending upward; you probably won't need to rent a cart, but converted golf course layouts are also on the rise; and your "tee time" will usually come during tournament competition, not casual play.
Where is the course located?
The disc golf course is located on the hill across the street from the high school parking lot.
Disc golf, like any other sport, has basic rules that all players must follow. Some of the rules include:
- Do not litter. Please keep the park clean for other users to enjoy.
- One stroke is counted each time a disc is thrown and each time a penalty is incurred
- A one-stroke penalty is incurred when a players' disc goes out-of-bounds or in a water hazard.
- the object of disc golf is to acquire the lowest score.
- Tee throws must be completed within the designated tee pad area.
- Your lie is the spot where your previous throw landed
- Your lie can be marked with a mini if you choose.
- You must throw from behind your lie but can follow through and step over your current lie if you are more than 10 meters from the basket.
- Once your lie is within 10 meters of the basket, you must maintain balance and not step over your lie until the disc comes to rest inside the basket or target.
- A hole is completed when your disc comes to rest inside the basket.