Disc Golf: Let’s explore a new kind of golf for all ages

Have you noticed that golf parodies, though still active, seem to be lowering in favor? Big names like Tiger Woods and Jason Day have made the word “golf” a standard to compatriots still wielding a driver. However, disc golf is becoming increasingly recognized and is on the rise. The idea began in 1965 and has grown in popularity exponentially, even reaching a growth of more than 17% from 2015 to 2016.

“Ball golf,” as the disc golf initiated call it, has become relatively uncool and pricey over the years, making it more of a hassle than enjoyment. Disc golf, however, has the same aspects of golf but with the added benefits of low cost and the perk of popularity. If you are unsure about disc golf, let’s explore why disc golf will turn your pleasurable day out into a healthy workout.

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What Golf Can Do For You

Though it’s common to assume that golf is all carts and sunburns, golf does offer some amazing health benefits, including:

  • Logging thousands of steps
  • Stimulating the brain through focus
  • Interacting socially to boost mood
  • Reducing stress
  • Being part of a community

Disc golf stimulates both the brain and body while not sustaining injuries like you might with other sports. And, best of all, golf can get the heart pumping for non-athletic players.

Take A Hike!

Unlike ball golfing, hiking involves interaction with nature which many people enjoy with their friends and families. Hiking is far more strenuous than ball golfing and has the following benefits:

  • Helping to control weight
  • Increasing muscle strength
  • Reducing depression
  • Lowering risks for a plethora of diseases
  • Building up cardiorespiratory fitness

Disc golf involves hiking while preventing the gasping nausea that is usually accompanied with rough trails for those who prefer not to hike.

Bringing Disc Golf Into Your Routine

Disc golfing involves both the traditional motion of golfing and the nature-filled bliss of hiking, with a few small tweaks. The motions of disc golf mirror ball golf, except that, instead of a ball and club, you use a disc. Instead of a hole, your aim is essentially a basket.

If you are looking for something that everyone can enjoy, consider taking up disc golfing. Its low pricing and considerably low risk for injury make this the perfect sport.

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About the Author:

Andrew has over a decade experience playing and promoting disc golf throughout Australia and the world. From initial consultation to completion, Andrew has designed and delivered disc golf course projects for various local governments, schools and private businesses. As Tournament Director, Andrew has designed multiple disc golf courses for the Australian National Tour and was the Event Organiser of the 2017 Aussie Open PDGA Major. Andrew has served as a board member of Australian Disc Golf (ADG), and is the co-founding member of Geelong Disc Golf.

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