It’s fun to throw a Frisbee around in the park. But parks have trees and occasionally Frisbees get stuck in them. They are practically designed to get snagged by branches and stuck on a limb. You’ll spend a few minutes scanning the leaves before you spot the disc. If climbing the tree is out of the question, you’ll have to resort to throwing rocks, pinecones, sticks, water bottles, anything you can get your hands on. You’ll go caveman on the tree for a few minutes before someone knocks it down or everyone gives up. It sucks losing a Frisbee to a tree because it’s not even lost. You know exactly where it is. You just can’t get it. And it’s up there taunting you, mocking your athletic ability. You have failed and now your failure is on display for everyone to see.
Critically Rated at 4/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young
Disc golf is a sport that you make fun of, then one day you are bored, and so you finally cave to your hippie friend and try it. Then the next day you go out and buy a few discs of your own. It’s just a fun way to get outside and shoot the shit with some buddies.
Disc Golf is a lot cheaper than real golf. Most courses are free and are in public parks. You only have to spend money on a few different discs, like a distance driver, a mid-range, and a putter. Get a few discs and you are ready to play. Different discs have different flight patterns. Touching discs doesn’t make you gay.
There are lots of YouTube videos with good advice and tips for everything from driving to putting, to different types of throws. The best way to improve your game is to just get out on the course. Keep it fun and casual, and you will meet a lot of people. A lot of people drink or smoke while playing, so you should too. It’s a fun community. Follow course etiquette and let faster parties play through. If you are by yourself, don’t hesitate to ask to join another group. They won’t mind, and if you’re new they will offer you advice and maybe let you try out a few of their discs to see which ones are right for you.
Disc Golf is growing rapidly in popularity each year. You should jump on the bandwagon now so you don’t seem like a tool later.
Critically Rated at 14/17