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.
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
Disc Golf PING!
I just saw yesterday the course at Waveland,MS (Katrina ground zero)is open. We’re gonna check it out soon.
That is great. Hope you have FUN.
My husband, Logitech, is a disc golf lover. I’ve never played. When we took a ride down the Coast yesterday, we swung into the State Park there in Waveland (as he said above), and he saw the holes. I wouldn’t have known what those weird, chain baskets were, but he got excited when he saw them. I look forward to playing.
Having him for encouragement, I don’t think you can help but have a good time.
Correction: “ The Course in this video doesn’t yet have Flags on ALL the Holes.”
Image completely stolen from www.dgcoursereview.com
kind of a waste except people picnic over there and try to trap fish from the pond.
Oh, yes, I know I will. I love the skill games and do fairly well at them.
btw- actual image from local park there, that site says
It is all in the flick of the wrist, whip like, that gets the extra 2o yards on the drive.
Yep. That’s just what Logitech says. It’s not like regular Frisbee—heavier, smaller, gotta get max RPMs.
That’s too bad the course gets little use. Time to start a Frisbee Golf club, and you’re the chapter president. :-)
I guess I could grab some cheapo frisbee’s and bring the niece and nephew out there
Oh, invest in a few golf discs, and those kids will be hooked! :-)
Put me on the ping list please, been playing since the late 80’s. Placed 3rd in the World Doubles in 94 and 2nd in 2004, 2014 will be the year, 1st place Grand Masters Div!
Put me on your ping list please.
There are plenty of children that play along with the adults at the local courses I play on.
Yesterday, one of our group had his 10 year old son playing. He had his own DISC GOLF BAG and at least 10 different discs.
He threw SIDE-ARM and was doing great and having a good time. The child in the VIDEO is MIA, and she goes with her parents to every tournament (no matter how cold or windy). She doesn't play yet, but it won't be long before she can fly a disc . I have played in two of the Legacy Tournaments in the past month, and her mother won the ladies prize in both. Her father the men's prize.
Mia loves to go along (due to the nature of 'gang' play in the Legacy Tournament, playing 18 holes took 5 hours ).
Not a complaint or whimper from that little girl, the entire time.
I have gone to the local course closest to my home many many times over this winter. There were always people there playing.
Yesterday, I went there at 11:00am and there were at least 30 people on the course. By 2:00pm, there were groups on almost EVERY HOLE. We had seven people in our group, another had 10, most had 4.
I hope you and your family do go try it, GERONL.
Did you watch the video ?
There is nothing like flying a GOLF DISC several hundred feet and hearing it HIT THE CHAINS and drop in the basket.
BTW, there are approx. 285 Disc Golf courses in Texas.
Put me on your ping list please.
You're a champ!
I don't have a disc golf Ping list, but maybe UCANSEE2 can start one. I just pinged my husband, because he's a disc golf lover.
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".