It’s a DG kinda day

(Now that the weather is getting warmer, at least in the Northeast, I thought it was the perfect time to do a disc golf post reprise. A great FREE outdoor activity for people of all ages and athletic abilities! See below for a course near you!)

The sun is shining. The air is warm. Birds are chirping. And the sound of lawnmowers buzzes around me every time I walk outside. Perfect disc golf weather. 🙂

As the title of my blog indicates, I love to run. LOVE IT. (Such dramatics, but you know you have your thing too – don’t judge.) But being outside for any activity is a close second. Even in the winter I’m outside running, walking the dog, whatever. But in the spring, summer and fall, my favorite pastime is DISC GOLF.

Most people I talk to about disc golf – okay, I corner them like an evangelist during sweeps week – have never heard of the sport (yes, it’s a bona-fide sport) let alone have any interest in joining me in a game. There are three great courses by my house that my girlfriend and I play often. Sunday I brought the camera to document our game and share the love on my blog.

First, here are the BASICS OF THE GAME:

1. You have specialized discs (NOT FRISBEES). These discs are sleeker and heavier than frisbees, thus performing according to how you throw the disc and going A LOT farther than a frisbee would. Some people (yes, me) carry bags to haul all their discs around because, just as in golf, there are putters and drivers and mid-range discs.

2. Each hole is set up like golf with: a tee off area, a “catcher” (ie. hole), and often a sign designating the hole number, distance and par.

3. Object of the game: Get your disc into the catcher (it’s like a wire basket you have to get your disc to land in) in as few shots as possible.

Each course is unique. Some are 9 holes, some are 18, some longer. Some courses are really rough with trees, streams and brush. Others are open with very short distances between the tee and the hole.

So much fun! There are some great sites for disc golf if you want to learn more. They also provide search engines to locate courses, if you want to check it out!

PGDA

DG Course Review

Email me if you have any questions! 🙂

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    • alissagrosso
    • June 15th, 2010

    You like like a pro! Something tells me this is a sport for people way more coordinated than me. The closest I’ve come to disc golf were those sadistic games of ultimate frisbee my cross country coach used to make us play.

  1. Haha! Yes! I’ve played ultimate frisbee before and trust me this is non-contact funness at its best. In fact, when I first learning about the sport, my friends and I would carry a backpack filled with um…beverages and snacks. Very laid back!

    You’ll have to join us and see first hand. 🙂

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of disc golf. I’m part of the team hosting the disc golf world championships this year. Check out some videos at my site that depict some of the holes the pros will be playing…enjoy!!

    Bart

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