Monday, June 20, 2016
Frisbee golf started way back in the 60's and became a real sport in the 70's with the invention of the basket.
Recently I was at a party celebrating my friend Steve's 40th year of ultimate Frisbee. A couple of his friends showed up and wanted to check out the local course. We headed over and they all showed up with their golf discs. I showed up with my 175 and they started giving me a hard time in a good natured way. The kept asking if I was really gonna play with the "lid"? The first hole was a long drive to the woods edge. My first shot was long and true and I was right with these guys. My second shot got me about 40 feet from the hole, but I had to get through the trees as well. I lined it up and boom...birdie! Lucky, right? Everyone else parred. Next hole we all parred. Third hole, birdie chance again from 50 feet...bingo! I was on a roll and they headed back to their cars to their 175's! It was a great game and we had a ton of fun. If you have never tried this wonderful sport, head out the park and get crazy with hole layouts and use the sign posts, grill poles and whatever. I don't usually use trees because they are too large of a target. If you have a course nearby, all the better. I was recently playing at a real golf course (think Tiger) and along with the regular holes they had placed Frisbee golf holes around the course. How cool. Now get out there and tee it off!