In our travels to St. Pete Beach yesterday, we stopped off at the Maximo County Park to play disc golf. For a quick refresher, you use discs that are just like Frisbees, only they are weighted for different playing uses--a heavier putter disc that drops like a rock after you throw it for those short putts, a flyer disc that comes in a mid-range weight and a long distance weight and more, and various other discs if you want to get fancy and correct for a slice or a hook. You can buy them at just about any sporting goods store, but they are not usually found at Walmart. Here's our collection, but we only each use two at a time. We kept losing them in the car and in the RV, so we finally bought a holder for them and when we rounded them all up, we were shocked at how many we had! You really only need two a person to play, a flyer and a putter. Of course, you might lose one in play depending on the terrain of the course or what time of year you play. Sparky would always lose one or two in the fall in the piles of leaves at the local disc golf course back in South Bend!
You throw at a chain link target basket....The chains USUALLY trap the disc....sometimes you get robbed, and the disc bounces back out. You keep score like golf...There is "par" for each hole.
disc golf course you are going to play.
|The basket is directly behind all these bushes and trees!|
|See the blue basket off to the right a bit?|
Is form important? Well, yes and no.....Even with the best of form (haha)....
|looks pretty good to me!|
|a little extra foot "oomph"!|