Disc Golf available at Earl Thomas Conley ParkPosted on January 5, 2016
SOMC Community Health and Wellness is making a nine-hole “Disc Golf” course available to the community for free at Earl Thomas Conley Riverside Park.
Disc golf is a game played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®.
The sport was formalized in the 1970’s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws).
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the “hole.” The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed.
The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. The hole is completed when the disc makes it into the basket.
Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.