Jan 24, 2017
If you have never tried Disc Golf (just like Ball Golf, but throwing Frisbees into baskets instead of hitting golf balls into holes), you simply MUST try it SOON! Great FREE fun for the whole family!
Linked below is an excellent History of Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee (a disc sport like Frisbee Football, but now simply called Ultimate) page with cool High Resolution pictures of earliest Frisbee models.
Ball golfers may be surprised to learn that Disc Golf has specialty discs similar to golf clubs. There are long distance drivers, mid-range drivers, roller discs, wedges and even putters (softer plastic to hit chains and drop in basket).
For your first time, you can try a toss Frisbee. But after seeing other players throwing MUCH farther, that won’t do! You can get a 3-disc starter set (driver, mid-range + putter) at sporting goods stores.
Nationally, there are Disc Golf discs available at Sports Authority or Dick’s Sporting Goods. A set of 3 Pro discs costs about $30. Dick’s has an Innova Disc Golf bag, DVD and 4 disc set that’s a Superb Gift!
4 golf discs total
Beast Distance Driver
Leopard Fairway Driver
Kite Mid-Range Driver
Aviar Putt and Approach
Mini marker (used to mark your lay while playing)
Disc bag (with dividers and zippered pocket)
Colors of discs, bag and mini marker will vary
Bag color assortment: red/gun metal or blue/grey
Disc color assortment: blue, red, white, yellow, purple or orange
Mini marker color assortment: black, purple, orange, blue, white, red or yellow
$59.95 is the regular price for this Innova (from Rock Hill, SC) Disc Golf Set with DVD. It WAS on sale for 20% Off at $47.99 and may be reduced in price later!
On site linked above, there are always ads with Special Discount Offers by golf disc dealers! Many let you pick the EXACT weight, color and model disc you want, as opposed to a picked over disc selection.
Disc golf disc design is High Tech! These days, you can see wind tunnel test results for every disc based on flight characteristics such as Speed, Glide, Turn and Fade (rated 0 to 13) printed on discs.
Recently, a 16 year old kid launched an Innova 134-gram Blizzard Champion Boss in the sky a confirmed 836 feet (255 meters) to set a new world distance record (previous record throw? 820 feet!).
There are now THOUSANDS OF challenging disc golf courses in the usa and around the world. Some have water hazards and/or woods where you can LOSE your disc. Avoid the toughest courses until you have practiced! It is suggested you try playing your first time at a course where there are no water hazards or thick bushes to lose your discs. Most discs will sink in water, but you can buy some that will float in water to make retrieving an errant throw much easier.
It’s NOT just a game for kids either! In fact, one South Carolina gentleman (age 70+) has Doctor’s Orders to play a round of disc golf every day (unless its raining), so he enjoys the exercise he needs to stay healthy. He LOVES it!
Looking for a great gift idea for your family or friends? Give disc golf gifts! If you want to order discs online with the color and weight in the brand and model disc you want, try doing it online!
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