A few years ago, I would have never guessed that disc golf would become as popular as it is today.

This unconventional sport has surged in popularity in recent years, and I believe there are a few reasons why. First and foremost amongst these reasons is that disc golf is a relatively inexpensive sport to get into.

All you really need is a Frisbee and a place to play. Secondly, disc golf can be played solo or with a group of friends, making it a great social activity.

And finally, disc golf is just plain fun! If you've never tried it before, I highly recommend giving it a shot. You might just be surprised at how much you enjoy it.

How Disc Golf Works

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the sport, disc golf is very similar to traditional golf except that instead of hitting a ball into a hole, you throw a Frisbee into a basket. The goal is to complete the course with the fewest number of throws possible.

Just like traditional golf, each hole on the course has a par—the number of throws it should take an experienced player to complete the hole—and your score for the round is tracked based on how many throws over or under par you are for the entire course.

There are also different types of discs that can be used for different situations. For example, putter discs are designed for short-range shots and approach shots while driver discs are designed for long-range shots.

If you're just starting out, I recommend picking up a beginner set that includes several different types of discs so that you can get a feel for which ones work best for you.

The Rise of Disc Golf

Disc golf has been around since the 1970s, but it wasn't until recently that the sport started to gain widespread popularity. I believe there are a few reasons for this surge in popularity.

First, as I mentioned before, disc golf is a relatively inexpensive sport to get into compared to other sports such as traditional golf or tennis. All you need is a Frisbee and somewhere to play—most city parks have at least one disc golf course these days.

Secondly, disc golf can be played solo or with friends, making it a great social activity. I've played rounds by myself when I only had an hour or so to kill, and I've also played rounds with large groups of friends where we turned it into more of a picnic/BBQ type event. It's really versatile like that.

And finally, I think people are just realizing how fun disc golf can be! It's challenging enough to be interesting but not so difficult that it's frustrating. At least that's been my experience anyway. I'm honestly not sure why more people aren't playing!


Have you given disc golf a try yet? If not, I highly recommend it! It's inexpensive, versatile, and most importantly—it's really fun!

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Whether you're looking for something to do by yourself or with friends, give disc golf a shot—you might just find yourself hooked like so many others have been in recent years.

Happy Throwing!