What is Disc Golf?

Also known as frisbee golf, this game is kinda funky.

A mate introduced me to a game he invented on a beach around 10 years or so ago. I think he called it Folf or Foot Golf or something. Instead of a golf course – the beach. Instead of a golf ball – a tennis ball. Instead of golf clubs – your foot. Instead of a golf bag – a beer. Need a hole? Dig it.

Dig it?

As a kid I played variations of golf around the house and the golf concept has been applied to a whole range of other environments.

This frisbee or disc golf thing has been around a while now and predominantly confined to the US. More specifically, US colleges. Even as an avid golfer I find it a little odd but would love to give it a go.

Is it confined to geeks at US colleges? Perhaps that’s why I’m keen.

5 thoughts on “What is Disc Golf?

  • September 14, 2009 at 04:44
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    What can you say…..ummmm ridiculous, but damn can those boys throw a frisbee!

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  • September 14, 2009 at 16:11
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    Frisbee golf goes in and out of fashion in America, Michael. I live about 15-20 minutes from a recreational park that features an 18-hole Frisbee golf course as its main attraction. It was built in the 1980s.

    The game is a lot harder than you might think. Even with a wide-open target, that basket is smaller than it looks. You don’t realize how much better you can throw when people are trying to catch it until you throw at a target that can’t move.

    I think it’s fun every once in a while, but I’d still rather play “regular” golf.

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  • September 15, 2009 at 03:43
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    I think it does look pretty hard and can certainly see the attraction. I find it amazing that there’s actually courses!

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  • October 6, 2009 at 10:08
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    Frisbee golf or Disc golf as it is officially called is spreading like a forest fire and not only in USA. In Scandinavia, especially n Finland and Sweden there are already hundreds of disc golf courses.

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