How to Play Disc Golf
The Sport of disc golf can be played on many levels, so there are many ways of how to play disc golf. Some prefer to play disc golf with a cold beverage among friends while others aim for the annual $1 million in PDGA prize money offered in national tournaments. When learning how to play disc golf, there are fundamentals within the game which must be learned to truly enjoy the disc golf experience. Much like disc golf’s predecessor “Ball Golf”, each shot is considered a stroke and depending upon the difficulty or length of the hole, an allotted number of strokes is determined per hole which is labeled as par. Each disc has it’s own peculiar shape and flight pattern which assists in the accuracy of the throw landing near or in the basket. The goal is to sink your disc into the basket in the fewest amount of strokes “throws” as possible.
Casual Play vs. Competitive Play
As the sport of disc golf continues to grow, the courses are packed with beginners and pros alike.
As your local courses become more popular you will find a blend of experienced pros and first timers. locally, many beginners are learning how to play disc golf. Among the crowd are experienced players who will take the time to teach you how to play disc golf as you play along with them. For those who aim for par and a great time……you are a casual disc golfer.
The competitive disc golfer aims for course records and rarely is happy with anything that isn’t under par. For this level of disc golf, there are numerous disc golf tournaments and contests where prizes and money is awarded to the top participants. When playing in disc golf competitions, there are a series of rules which must be followed to allow for fair play among all participants. The video below will give you a general idea of how to play disc golf by the rules.
Basic Disc Golf Rules
A brief overview of disc golf rules
How to throw a disc golf disc properly