Last weekend, we finally decided to try our hand at Disc Golf! Have you heard of it? For a couple of years now, my youngest daughter and her husband have taken up the sport and have enjoyed it thoroughly. We even have bought our son-in-law a few discs for Christmas one year, along with a Disc Golf Bag. Who knew right?! I kept telling my husband we have to give this a try, I think we will love it. We went out and bought the beginners set of disc’s. This includes a driver, approach and putter…this just cracks me up…some of the same names as traditional golf.
Disc golf is also played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970′s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of 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 called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has 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 traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway.
You want to know one BIG difference? The cost of playing…smile! They even have a Professional Disc Golf Association…click here. Here Tarzan, is practicing his putting. Do you see the big smile on his face? Tarzan says, “I am feeling so much pressure with the camera on me!” Jane says, “If you miss, I won’t show it! Tarzan laughs…
Here you can see the Par Markers…Blue for Pro and White for Amateur. Can you guess where our starting point was?
Notice how rustic the course is! As Tarzan was moving ahead, Jane told him to wait up. Jane says, “I have to take a picture of the pretty weed.” Jane heard grumbling in the background.
I am being very kind with my rustic comment, this park left a lot to be desired. It hasn’t been maintained or any of the such thing in months. Very sad, since the tax payers in our town are paying for this.
We decided when the weather cools down in the fall, we will pick the sport back up again at a different park.
Tarzan is hoping Jane leaves her camera at home next time.
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So tell me, have you ever played Disc Golf?
If you liked reading about Tarzan and Jane, you will love:
Tarzan Takes Jane on a Picnic
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