Disc Golf or Not?…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Here you can see the Par Markers…Blue for Pro and White for Amateur. Can you guess where our starting point was?

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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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Add some humor or antedote to your posts, with those images. Share your personality.

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Readers will become disinterested and won’t stay long on the blog.

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So tell me, have you ever played Disc Golf?

Laurie
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If you liked reading about Tarzan and Jane, you will love:
Tarzan Takes Jane on a Picnic

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61 thoughts on “Disc Golf or Not?…

  1. In the category of learn something new every day–now I know about disc golf. Plus, your photos show a lot of humor and just plain fun.

    Re your tip–I’m very interested in photography, but also enjoy some writing as well or else get bored with one beautiful shot after another. Also I wanted to thank you for setting me on to a writer from your recent booklist: Carol Anderson’s “The Creative Photographer” cards for exploring different shooting themes is so much fun. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Now that sounds like a lot of fun! I’ll be back for more tips and to enjoy your future posts.
    There’s a group that plays this sort of Frisbee in the forest near here. It’s good to know, now, just what it’s all about!

  3. I was just telling my Grandlittles I wanted to try frisbee golf and here it is! This looks like an excellent way to have fun! Thanks for sharing the idea!

    And thank you for linking.

    A+

  4. I’ve never played it myself, but there’s a disk golf course at the park where I work (in the Museum).
    I always see people playing. And they are avid fans! {:-Deb

  5. I fully agree, writing and injecting a little bit of YOU is the point of a blog in the first place! There’s a ton of sites to share a photo or ten, but blogging is a GREAT way to engage and show who you are! Thanks for the reminder!

  6. I have never tried disk golf. Looks like fun! maybe we will give a try this weekend. Thanks for the tips again today. I love those! and your so right!

  7. I’ve never played personally, but my husband played “Frisbee Golf” all the time as a campus minister years ago. However, my daughter is starting to play with her youth group as there is a course near our church. She loved it. You and Tarzan are just the cutest couple!

  8. Last summer on my travels, I met a guy who sells the sport to localities, trying to get them to set up Disc Golf courses. Sounds fun (and frustrating … just like real golf). Love the big smiles in the photos!

  9. Hi Laurie,
    I remember trying this when my son was in college. We called it Frisbee Golf. It was fun and different.
    Glad you and Matt are enjoying it.
    We got in our house yesterday. We have a bathroom and our beds. Tomorrow all the appliances come. We are so glad just to be stationary. We are so lucky next to so many of our neighbors. So much devastation.
    Hope all is well with you both. Miss you. Have fun.
    Love, Annie

  10. I am glad you finally got a chance to play a round of Disc Golf! We just love it and I am competitive with myself as I am trying to improve. Some of our courses are better than others in regards to how well they are maintained. Some are technical courses with lots of trees where others are wide open with long fairways. Great job on your posting with the information you provided both on disc golf and blogging tips. Hopefully you inspired a few ppl to give it a try!!

  11. Great pics and info on Disc golf! My son has played it but I have not. I actually just came in from playing in our Ladies league golf this morning. Seems I maybe should think about switching to Disc golf!! Haha!! 🙂

  12. Disc Golf is a blast! Haven’t played in years actually, but the sport was an obsession for my friends and I in Michigan years ago. It’s very addicting. You will meet some cool people while getting fresh air and exercise too. It’s dirt cheap compared to ball-golf. I see Innova is still making discs. Forget the heat, go play anyway!

  13. Tarzan and Jane, that’s so funny. Does he have to beat his chest when he scores points? To my knowledge we don’t have this type of game park here. I do enjoy getting out to golf, though I haven’t had a round yet. It’s pretty much rained every day in June so far and today will not be an exception. Looking on the bright side, it’s pretty green here.

  14. Amazing tips as usual Laurie and you sure know how to captivate your readers hon. I truly enjoyed the photo’s and the “feel’ of it. Tarzan looks like he enjoyed himself immensely and tell him there is no way you are going to leave your camera at home. Yeah, I know that “grumbling” too well. LOL! Thanks for sharing these beauties hon and have a wonderful day. 😀 *hugs*

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