One of our favorite activities (especially for Elijah and me) is disc golf. You may have heard it called Frisbee golf, but since Frisbee is a brand name, it is more properly called disc golf.
You might not be familiar with disc golf, but it is a rapidly growing sport. Adidas has even started to sponsor some of the top disc golfers.
Where to play
A lot of parks, ski resorts, camps, and other areas have courses, and you can find them on DG Course Review.
It is basically like golf (or ball golf as we refer to it). Throw your disc from the tee. Go to where it landed and throw again. Keep going until you get the disc in the basket. The basket looks like a metal basket with chains hanging above it. The idea is to hit the chains with the disc and have it fall into the basket.
What discs should I use?
There are lots of brands of discs, but no matter what brand you pick, you should start with a mid-range disc. You could also buy a putter. Most people start with a driver, but they are harder to control and can cause you to develop bad habits. I have heard many professional disc golfers say that they wish they had not thrown drivers for their first year. If there is a local disc golf store near you, I suggest that you go there. They can give you advice and you can compare discs before you buy. If there is not a local store for you, here are some suggestions of discs you can get online: Roc, Buzzz, Truth, Aviar, Warden.
Why play disc golf?
- It is fun.
- It is inexpensive.
- You can continue to play it as you get older.
- It is a great way to get outside and enjoy God’s Creation.
I hope that you, your family, and friends get out and enjoy this great sport.
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