First disc golf is not traditional golf.There is something you should know about disc golf.
Requiring less equipment than traditional golf, disc golf shares the common goal of reaching each target with the fewest number of strokes, or to put it more accurately, throws.
Disc golf parallels the traditional game in many ways. Instead of clubs and a ball, the only gear necessary is a disc or Frisbee™. Starting from a tee pad, which is generally a rectangular area made of anything from rubber to cement or even brick, the player progresses down the fairway after each throw.
From where the disc lands, the player throws again and repeats until the disc lands in the target. As in traditional golf, the total number of throws a player takes to get the disc into the target is equal to the score for that hole.
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. An estimated 8-12 million players have played disc golf, with over two million estimated to be regular players. According to the PDGA course directory at the end of 2015, there were over 5,500 disc golf courses in 40 countries with new courses being developed and installed on a regular basis.
There are two important historical events in the month of August for the game of disc golf:
The first being that on August 2, 1974, the disc golfers in the Rochester, NY decided to make their annual City of Rochester Disc Golf Championship a big national tournament to find out just how many other people around the country were playing disc golf.
They called the event the American Flying Disc Open, and to attract the attention of the Frisbee community; they put up a brand new 1974 automobile to be awarded to the winner!
And the second was that the first patent (#4,039,189) was issued on a chain catching device to Ed Headrick on August 12th, 1977 which changed the future of our game and is the standard for today’s disc golf baskets.
The Professional Disc Golf Association encourages you to get out on the course to celebrate National Disc Golf Day. With courses in all 50 states, it should be easy to find a disc golf course near you and play a round with some friends. The PDGA Disc Golf Course Directory is a great resource to locate courses in your area. Use the #NationalDiscGolfDay to share where you plan to play and what your favorite courses are on social media.
Well, August 3 2019,first saturday in August,National Disc Golf Day,have a good day.