We had no real plans for today so when my oldest daughter suggested we try disc golf for the first time I was all for it! She told me that her friend used a whole line of MVP discs and had a great time! We could spend some time outside and get a little exercise.
We searched the house and came up empty-handed for the Frisbees we thought we had so a quick run to Wal-Mart was in order.
There were lots of different discs to choose from. Some for short distances, others for longer distances, even ones used for “putting”. Prices for each ranged from $9 – $15.
Not wanting to spend a ton of money on something we’d never done before we went with 3 of the $9 “medium distance, easy to throw, good for the beginner” discs.
We decided to be patriotic and went with red, white, and blue ones.
The weather for playing was perfect. Not too hot, light breeze, and plenty of shade on the course.
We started out keeping score but that seemed like too much work so we just had fun playing. On our second round of 9 holes we realized that each hole had a certain number of throws for par. Once we realize that we all tried to get par.
For the way we played the discs we got were perfect.
We played 27 holes in all which added about 3,000 steps to the daily count on my Fitbit.
As with other recent low/no cost family activities I’m surprised it’s taken us so long to find this one… but now that we have we plan on playing a lot more.
My oldest daughter even went online and found a whole bunch of disc golf courses within a short drive of our house. We’re going to try out one of them tomorrow.
Have you ever tried disc golf? Got any tips for beginners?
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