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Disc Golfing in the Summer Sun

It’s hot outside for those of us in the northern hemisphere (sorry New Zealand). Know what that means?

Time to go outside and have fun baking in the Summer sun.

For real though, there is plenty of activities to do out in the summer sun, and I’m here to suggest one of them for you.

Have you ever thrown a Frisbee?

Have you ever thought that you wanted to get really good at throwing a disc in a particular direction.

Did you participate in discus in high school? Neither did I.

If you have done any of these things then you might enjoy… drum-roll please… disc golfing.

Disc golf is almost exactly like normal golf except for a few factors:

  • It is usually hosted in local parks rather than managed golf courses.
  • It is relatively cheap to start playing, and then to keep playing.
  • You use a disc (fancy Frisbee if we want to be technical) instead of a golf ball, and you throw into a basket instead of into a hole.

To start playing disc golf you really only need one disc: A driver.
A driver allows you to throw really far distances granted that your technique and strength (mostly technique though) are good. Look this stuff up on YouTube, or just go out into an open field and practice.

If you want to get fancier you can also get a putter.
A putter allows you to make shorter distanced throws with more control than a driver.

If you want to be even fancier you can also get a mid-range disc.
A mid-range disc is exactly what it sounds like, a disc that is somewhere in between those two throws.

You could get a driver for $10-15 and as long as you don’t lose it you won’t buy another one.

A putter is about another $5-10.

A reusable water bottle, which I would recommend bringing with you, is also only $10 if you want to get an ultra durable Nalgene (not a sponsor).

I used to play disc golf in high school, and then when I got into college I slowed down. Just recently I got into it and I’ve been going every week and I thought I would just share some of the cool perks of the matter.