The object of Disc Golf or Frisbee golf is to get your Disc Golf Discs to land inside the disc golf basket in the fewest throws possible for each hole of the course. Each hole has a Tee Box for the Drive, and a target, Disc Golf Basket, that the Golf Disc must come to rest inside of, to count as a completed hole. You throw each shot from where the previous throw landed until your disc comes to rest inside the targeted basket for that hole. The person, or marked lie that is furthest away from the target disc golf basket is first to throw the next disc golf shot.
Many Disc Golf Courses are designed through lightly to heavily wooded areas, mountain tops, hill sides, flat grassy parks, and just about anywhere they can fit in a handful of disc golf baskets. Challenge has become the new Norm.
Drive from the Tee
Each hole begins with the player throwing his or her first drive from within the disc golf tee box. All support points must be inside the tee box at the time of release. You may follow through or fall off the tee box after release as long as the disc leaves your hand first.
Establish position, mark your lie
Position is established once the disc lands or comes to rest "in bounds" and is not subject to any out of bounds penalties. Mark accordingly directly behind your lie unless using a mini to mark your lie, then mark lie at the leading disc edge of your driver.
A hole is considered complete when the player releases the disc golf disc and it comes to rest, supported by the chains or inside basket tray.
Disc Golf Etiquette
Politely ask to play through slower moving groups, allow others to pass you if you are the slower group. Often times it will be a full course and the flow of the round / disc golf course may not be applicable to playing through, remember to be as polite as possible at all times.
Stay behind and out of line of site of others throwing their shots.
Refrain from talking / loud distraction while others are throwing or putting.
Leave no trace on the disc golf course, disturb / break no foliage intentionally, it is illegal at all times. You may move broken, dead debris that is not attached to anything, to mark your lie and take your shot.
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