National Disc Golf Day
Disc golf is the fastest-growing sport in the world. Disc golf is played by between 8 and 12 million people. Over two million are regular players. The PDGA course directory for 2015 shows that there were more than 5,500 disc golf courses across 40 countries, with new courses constantly being added.
Disc golf can be played in the same way as traditional golf. Instead of using a ball and clubs to play, disc golf players use a flying disk or Frisbee(r). In the 1970s, the sport was officially established. It shares the same objective as traditional golf: to complete each hole with the least number of strokes (or in disc golf, the fewest throws).
There are many elements that can be compared to traditional golf. However, there are some key differences. Instead of using clubs and a ball, all you need is a Frisbee, or a disc. The tee pad is a rectangular piece of rubber, cement or brick that players use to start. After a person has thrown the disc, they will move down the fairway. The player will continue throwing until the disc hits the target. This is similar to a golfer doing until they hit the hole. The total number of throws required to get the disc to its target is equal to the player’s score for the hole. The game is won by the player with the lowest score.
There are many other benefits associated with disc golf. Playing traditional golf can be expensive. You will need to buy a set, a trolley and golf balls. Membership to your local golf course is likely to be an additional expense. Golf is a popular sport that can quickly add up in costs. This is not something disc golf will need to worry about as it is much cheaper. You don’t need to pay any fees or memberships, and you don’t have to play with them at all.
It’s great that disc golf is accessible to all abilities and ages. This sport is low-impact and cardiovascular, which can be challenging for both mental ability as well as physical skill. You can also have fun with other people and share your experiences.
Two historical events are important for disc golf in August:
The first was that disc golfers from Rochester, NY made the August 2, 1974 City of Rochester Disc Golf Championship a huge national tournament in order to see how many people were playing discgolf across the country.
The event was called the American Flying Disc Open and, to draw the attention of Frisbee enthusiasts, they built a 1974 car to award the winner.
The second was the number 4,039,189, which was the first patent issued to Ed Headrick for a chain-catching device. This invention changed the game’s future and remains the standard for disc golf baskets today.
We request a Saturday for National Disc Golf Day to allow families and communities to get out and play disc golf throughout the day. It is a great time of year for outdoor events in August. However, if it is held too early or late in the year and many states are still experiencing winter conditions, this could discourage participation.
This sport has seen a lot of growth over the years and is now enjoyed by many people all around the globe. The International Olympic Committee granted Flying Disc Sports full recognition in August 2015. This has created a global platform for Flying Disc Sports and disc golf is included in this group.
It is obvious that National Disc Golf Day can be celebrated in the best way possible. Get a group of your friends together to play a game. It’s a great way to spend quality time with those you love. It’s always good to try something new. To toast the winner, you could have a picnic followed by a glass of bubbly. It is guaranteed to be a lot of fun and something everyone can enjoy.