Remember when your Mom used to say “Go out and Play!” Well, it’s still true, and more and more people are going out to play. What exactly are they playing? Disc Golf.
Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, with more than 8,000 courses (most are FREE) and even two professional-level tours.
If you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon it’s time to join the millions of people who are behind the expanding sport of Disc Golf.
Why Disc Golf?
- Simple to learn. Easy as throwing a Frisbee
- Inexpensive. Minimal equipment startup
- Individual or League sport
- Accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.
- Great Community
- Free to play
- Play with your family & friends, or even go Pro.
- Quicker than Ball Golf
- Challenging to master
- Most of all, it’s FUN!
In case you are asking “What is Disc Golf?” Here is a brief description
As the name implies, it is a cousin to the game of Golf, or Ball Golf (talking with Disc Golfers was the first time I heard the term Ball Golf!).
It is played in rounds with “holes”. Generally, a course is made up of 9 or 18 holes, each with its own Par, or number of shots desired.
Instead of using golf clubs and balls aiming for a hole, disc golf players use discs, (just like a Frisbee, but a little higher-tech) and aim for a disc golf basket instead of a hole.
Discs come in slightly different sizes and weights. They have the same names and uses as Golf clubs – Drivers, Midrange and Putters.
The object is, of course, to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws, starting from a tee area and finishing with the disc coming to rest in the basket.
So basically, the sport is played using the same general rules, terminology, and etiquette as traditional golf, just without the high cost of playing.
Disc Golf Course at Jackson Reservoir, Kanab, Utah
Google disc golf courses and you will see them springing up all over. Including our own course just outside of Kanab at Jackson Reservoir!
We recently went out to Jackson to check out the Disc Golf campout and Tournament. What a fun day, we learned so much and had a great time visiting with and learning from the participants. They all agreed it is easy to get hooked on this sport. It was so beautiful with the sun shining on the water, the ducks flying in and out and the red cliffs as a backdrop.
Play with locals
Our Local Kanab Club/League Meets out at Jackson reservoir every Thurs evening at 5:30. They are more than happy to have folks come out and join in.
New to the idea and just want to try it out?
Rent some discs! Call Steve Howell, at 435-689-0130 (He can meet you in Kanab) and rent a 3 disc set for just $5!! (plus $10 refundable deposit) What a great deal and what a beautiful place to play.
Now get out there and just PLAY!
Here is the Tournament map from this year
Want to learn more? Check out DiscGolf.com https://discgolf.com/
And the PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) – https://www.pdga.com/
We really like the “How To” videos Here – How to play Disc Golf