Disc Golf is a fantastic hobby for all ages. It’s inexpensive, can be played anywhere, and is a great way to get some fresh air. Plus, it’s great exercise! Grab your friends and family this weekend and try out the sport-you’ll be glad you did!
The first thing to do when embarking on any new hobby is finding an expert who knows everything there is to know about it. That way you can learn as much as possible from them before going off on your own adventures.
Disc Golf is like regular golf but easier and more fun. Instead of hitting a tiny ball into an even tinier hole, players throw a disc into metal baskets that are littered around courses.
It sounds simple enough but there’s quite a bit to know: each course has several “par” ratings which let you know what kind of shots the designers expect from skilled players, average Joe throws fly much further than pros so par 3s can be 7-10 on most amateur courses, etc.
The best place to learn this stuff would be at your local Disc Golf store such as Infinite Discs here in Lawrenceville. These stores carry all sorts of discs for every type of player and typically have knowledgeable employees as well.
If you want to get started all you need is a few discs and the course of your choice.
The good thing about Disc Golf is that courses can be found pretty much anywhere: parks, college campuses, and even in some backyards (usually other disc golfers’ backyards).
You should opt for a beginner set like this one which will give you three different types of discs so you can see what feels best in your hand. Once you know what type of player you are (power vs accuracy) it’s time to try out a course!
Before playing any course I recommend reading up on it first: most books will list the par ratings and elevation changes along with recommended hole placements. This information helps you plan out your game before arriving which will give you a much better chance of success.
One of the best things about Disc Golf, though, is that it doesn’t require any special equipment or complex rules. It’s just you and some friends throwing discs around for fun! You’ll get plenty of healthy exercises while enjoying the sunshine with your buddies so what more could you ask for? If anything at all, please comment below to say hello or share this article on Facebook. Thanks again and happy tossing!
You’ve really got to get out there and play one of these days-the sport is fantastic! And I love meeting new players like yourself; feel free to comment if you ever want some advice. I hope this article was helpful