Introduction to Disc Golf
Sunday, July 7, Pinto Lake County Park
10AM-12PM - ages 5-17; 1-4PM - ages 18+
Come learn how to play disc golf for FREE! Carrie 'Burl' Berlogar, a 5-time US Masters Champion and 2-time World Champion, will be at the Pinto Lake County Park disc golf course providing discs, tips and rules on how to play disc golf. Pre-register for this event – limited spaces are available. Call 454-7941 to sign up!
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket.
As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw 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. There are a few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won't need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad "tee time." It is designed to be enjoyed by everyone!