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Disc Golf Awareness

Disc golf is sometimes played on dedicated disc golf parks. Other times courses are worked into general parks. In those cases, who has the right of way when and where depends on many factors—which is not what I want to work out here. It’s just that a dose of awareness could help everybody get along, because most often it’s not a matter of two parties needing the same space at the same time. It’s just lack of understanding about what’s going on that limit our ability to share our parks and all have fun. Below, I’ll share a few of the more ridiculous interferences I’ve seen. But, first, let me venture to say disc golfers generally want to keep themselves and others safe. We’re not launching golf balls, but top players can break highway speed limits with discs that weigh up to 180 grams. We’re watching out before we throw and we have patience if others’ enjoyment slows down our play. But it’s good for everyone to know what’s going on and to be aware when they’re in the way and when they’re not.


Very simply, disc golf involves a series of “holes” or, more accurately, baskets each played from a tee. The tee is usually cement or brick, but sometimes it’s just a rut in the ground. The goal is to get a disc in each basket in the fewest throws. We use various discs based on the flight path and distance we’re aiming for. Usually there are either nine or eighteen baskets in a course. Obviously, there are a lot of parallels to ball golf.


The Hammock


The Parking Job


The Yoga Class


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