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What is Disc Golf?

What Is Disc Golf (Video)

This Is Disc Golf (Video)

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "metal basket". As a player progresses down the fairway, they must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. Disc golf is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status, and most courses are free to play.

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