Cache Valley Frisbee Golf is one fun summer activity
Savage Boy asked for a frisbee golf set after my daughter and her husband took him out one afternoon. I ordered this set on amazon and he’s been going to the park daily with his friends. He’s been begging me to go, so I set aside all the to do’s so he could school me. Cache Valley Frisbee golf is another fun family friendly activity in our many parks and cities.
Frisbee golf, aka disc golf, is a sport that combines elements of golf and frisbee. Instead of using golf clubs and balls, players use specialized frisbees to complete a course in as few throws as possible.
The objective of frisbee golf is similar to traditional golf, where players aim to complete each hole (target) in the fewest number of throws. Each target has a par like golf.
The holes are usually metal baskets with hanging chains to catch the discs. The course is typically found in a park with designated tee-off areas and targets scattered throughout.
In your golf bag you’ll have three types of discs; a driver, a putter, and a midrange disc.
- Driver: Drivers are designed for maximum distance. They have a sharp edge and are more aerodynamic, allowing them to cut through the air and travel long distances. You would use a driver when you need to throw long shots, especially off the tee (the starting point of each hole) or when you want to cover a lot of distance with a single throw. Drivers require more arm speed and technique to achieve their intended flight path.
Putter: Putters are designed for accuracy. They have a rounded edge and a more blunt shape compared to drivers. Putters are great for short-distance shots, including putting into the basket when you are close to the hole. They have a slower and more controllable flight, making them the best for tight spaces and getting close to the target with minimal risk of overshooting.
Midrange Disc: Midrange discs are a middle ground between drivers and putters. They are versatile discs that offer a good balance of distance and control. Midranges are commonly used for shots that require more distance than a putter can provide, but more control than a driver offers. They are great for shots in the 100 to 250 feet range, where you need a moderate amount of distance and precision to reach the target.
It’s important to understand the flight characteristics of each disc and how they behave when thrown at different speeds and angles. The more you play frisbee golf, you’ll develop a feel for which disc is best suited for various situations on the course.
How to play frisbee golf
Here’s how a typical game of frisbee golf is played:
1. Tee-off: Each hole starts with a tee-off, where players throw their disc from a designated tee area toward the target.
2. Fairway throws: After the initial throw, players take turns throwing their discs from where they land until they successfully land the disc in the target.
3. Scoring: The number of throws taken to reach the target is recorded as the player’s score for that hole. Lower scores indicate better performance.
4. Progression: Players continue through the course, moving from hole to hole, until they complete all the holes.
5. Completion: The player with the lowest total score at the end of the course is declared the winner.
Frisbee golf is a popular recreational activity and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. It offers a great way to spend time outdoors, enjoy some physical activity, and socialize with friends and family. There are also formal frisbee golf competitions and leagues for more competitive players. The sport has a growing community and a wide range of specialized discs designed for different types of throws and distances.
Where to play frisbee golf in Cache Valley
Small, 6-12 hole neighborhood courses can be found in:
For more information click here on local courses and competitions