Skip to comments.Disc Golf Sunday Funday
Posted on 02/17/2013 2:44:53 PM PST by UCANSEE2
High above the the flood plains of the Missouri River, 28 men, women, and children gathered to participate in one of today's fastest growing sports. Disc Golf.
The occasion was part of the LEGACY Tournament, put on by Patrick Smith, a local player and a heck of a great guy.
These tournaments are scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart, and are held at various courses around our local area.
Patrick is sponsoring these mini-tournaments in an effort to provide funds to the courses for improvements. The Course in this video doesn't yet have Flags on the Holes.
If you aren't aware of Disc Golf as a Sport, then you probably don't realize just how many FREE LOCAL courses there are to play at.
Here is a link to a REVIEW and MAP of all courses in the US.
Disc Golf Course Review- Click on SEARCH MAP tab to use Google style map
Two of the young ladies playing in this tournament took the photos, and made this EXCELLENT VIDEO to put on YOUTUBE.
The Songtrack to the video Slide-Show is AC/DC THUNDERSTRUCK, and the video editing is so professional I am in awe of these young ladies talents.
There will be more of these videos produced as Patrick hopes to use them to build interest in the tournament, which will help improve local courses.
I only ask that you watch, and see a bunch of friends throwing their discs into the face of 45 mph winds, to see who could HAVE THE MOST FUN.
MOST FUN WINS.
(Here is another link to the video) Disc Golf Sunday Funday @ Waterworks
Waterworks Park is in North Kansas City, Missouri, high above the Missouri River Basin and the Water Treatment Plant.
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Righ. I think this Spring or summer I might try that
Good Idea. Consider it done. You are both on it.
Better yet, I am just going to add EVERYONE on this thread to the original list.
Anyone who wants OFF please just ask.
This is a courtesy ping. If you want off the list, or know someone else you wish to add, let me know.
Thank you all for your interest in this thread.
Very cool! Thanks!
The one in La Mirada, CA is the home of many championship competitions and is open year round.
Huge park, lakes to play around. Free disc golf and a disc golf pro shop/tennis shop operates in the center of the park.
Topography and various changing winds due to the hills make the course a challenge that has made this course the home to several championships.
Thanks for the ping. If the rain holds off we might play this afternoon. I just retrieved my discs from storage.
Do you remember Sammy Farrens ?
I’ve been playing it for 35 years. You don’t need an official course, you just need a park. You bring your friends, some beer, your own frisbees, and take turns calling the holes. Like, ya gotta hit that tree then this park bench.
It’s actually kinda fun and it also reflects how the original game of golf was invented. It was a bunch of shepherds bored with watching their flocks. So they picked up a rock, wrapped it with sheeps wool, started hitting it with their staff, called out various holes, and voila’, the whole day passed real quick-like.
If you've never played on a professional course, you are missing out.
This weekend is the Kansas City Wide Open. It is being played on four different courses. The finals will be at the Swope Park Disc Golf Course. The effort the city, and the Disc Golfers have put into making The SPDGC one of the best in the country is awesome. The Wide Open is one of the largest events in Disc Golf. Players come from all over the world to play. Live bands, concessions, disc sales, t-shirt sales. It's amazing.
Most people aren't even aware of the sport, yet it is one of the largest in the world. Courses are all over the world, and even our our aircraft carriers. I know there are more Disc Golf courses around my local area than there are regular golf courses.
Anyone can find local disc golf courses in their area by going to DISCGOLFCOURSEREVIEW.com It's like a GOOGLE MAP of DISC GOLF.
That tells me you haven't really played 'disc golf'.
They don't use frisbees.
They use regulated (limited in size and weight) GOLF DISCS.
They are nothing like frisbees, and not thrown the same way. You can play catch with them, if you like your hands bruised or your fingers broken.
I have cut limbs off trees from 200 feet away with these discs.
And you NEVER get in the line of fire, even if you are 300 feet away from the thrower. If the disc hits you in the head, you are going to need stitches. I have seen it happen.
Imagine throwing a frisbee 100 feet up and over 300 feet away. Won't happen. Golf discs, yes. Watched it done over and over yesterday. Although I don't try to throw over the tops of 100 foot trees like my son, I can throw it 200-300 feet easily.
Here's a putter, midrange, and driver set of discs.
If you’ve never played on a professional course, you are missing out.
***I played once, in Santa Cruz. It took away from the whole spirit of the game I got used to playing.
Let's drink to, "to each his own".
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