One of my very favorite things to do on my day off (when it really is a day
off) is to play a sport called disc golf. Sometimes people call it “frisbee golf” but that doesn’t really do it justice. You aren’t just throwing some flimsy “Wham-O” piece of plastic. You are throwing state-of-the-art discs that have the potential of going well over 500 feet. The object is to throw from a tee pad down the fairway toward a steel basket. Everything is a par three. Basically all the rules and much of the terminology of golf applies. Because you are throwing a disc rather than hitting a ball there are a few other terms that apply that are not used in golf like “hyzer” and “anhyzer” and a few others.
Disc golf is a real official sport. There are even professionals and world championships. The 12 time world champion Ken Climo lives in my county here in Florida. I had the privilege to watch him play a few months ago. I digress. It is a blast. If you are wondering if there are any courses near you have a look at the professional disc golf association home page (PDGA). Now go get yourself some discs off ebay and have yourself some fun! If you want to learn more about technique, which discs are the best, etc see Discgolfreview.com. If you have any questions feel free to ask me through the email link at the upper left hand corner of this blog.