Let It Fly

Ready to give disc golf a try?

Disc golf is a fast-growing sport played

outdoors with rules similar to “ball golf.” Its

often played on a course with nine or 18 holes,

though other formats are also used. Instead of

balls and clubs, players use a flying disc, which

is thrown from a tee to the target (aka the “hole).

While most people play for the fun (and,

sometimes, frustration) of the sport, there are

professionals who make a living playing disc

golf full-time.

Enthusiasts warn – with smiles, of course –

that playing can easily become addictive. And,

regardless of your skill or physical ability, disc

golf is a sport anyone can play.

So, you want to play…

Established in 2016, So In Disc Golf Club “is

growing rapidly,” said president Bryan Alexander.

“Since our inception, we have seen multiple

courses developed and most recently (Disc

Crazy Outdoor and More) opened in Clarksville.

With our primary purpose to foster the growth

of the sport of disc golf, we primarily organize

volunteers to host events at our area courses.”

Find out more about the club and where to

play disc golf at www.soindiscgolf.com.

Where to get your gear

Disc Crazy Outdoor and More in Clarksville

offers Innova and Discmania, Dynamic Discs,

Latitude64, Westside Discs, Prodigy, Discraft,

Gateway, MVP and Axiom. They also have

accessories and apparel, disc golf baskets and

outdoor recreational games. The shop is open 10

a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

A Little Lingo

Want to learn the language of disc golf? Get

to know these terms.

Ace: Known as a hole in one in ball golf. An

ace occurs when a player makes their first shot,

or drive, into the basket. One of the unique

practices in disc golf is to have all participants

in the ace group or all spectators sign the “ace

disc.” Aces are more common in disc golf than

ball golf as the top pros boast as many as 100+

aces in their careers.

Anhyzer: A disc’s flight arc that fades to the

right for a right-handed backhand throw.

Birdie: Completing a hole one stroke under par.

Approach: Usually the second shot of a hole,

designed to place the disc within putting distance.

Drive: Any throw off of the tee pad, or a throw

from the fairway designed for maximum distance.

Driver: A disc designed for fast, long-distance

flight. The driver is the most difficult to control.

Hyzer: A disc’s flight arc that fades to the left

for the right-handed backhand throw.

Lie: The spot where the disc comes to rest. This

is often marked by a mini-disc marker.

Mid-range: A mid-range disc is a driver disc

designed for slower and more stable flight.

Mini / Marker: A small disc used to mark a

player’s lie.

Par: Like in ball golf, each disc golf hole has

a posted par. The par is the desired number of

strokes that a player would need to complete

the hole. To the competitive disc golfer, every

hole is a par three, making the total par for 18

holes always 54. This serves to simplify the game.

Pole hole or basket: The target for catching

the disc. Pole Hole is short for Disc Pole Hole.

Putt: The final throw(s) of the hole aimed

at getting your disc to come to rest in the

trapper basket. Any throw within the circle

(10 meter radius).

Putter or putt and approach disc: Putters

or Putt and Approach discs are designed for

short-distance and stable flight. Usually used

within the circle.

Roller: A rolling disc advance (e.g., the disc

rolls along the ground).

Stability – stable: Flying straight; when

released flat, a disc has a tendency to fly straight.

Understable: when released flat, a disc has a

tendency to fly right. Overrstable: when released

flat, a disc has a tendency to fly left. (When thrown

the right arm and back handed.)

Tee Pad: The location or designated area in

which the first throw of the golf hole is suppose

to take place from. Tee Pads are typically be

made of concrete or rubber. A portion of a side

walk or a utility marker flag or spray painted box

may also be used as a tee pad.

The Basket: Born of the original pole hole,

the game of disc golf advanced rapidly with the

invention of “Steady” Ed’s Disc Pole Hole or

“Basket” as it is commonly referred to by disc

golfers. Once a disc comes to rest in the basket,

the hole is considered complete.

The Circle: This is what helps defines a true

disc golf putt. If a player is throwing his/her disc

at the basket with in a 10 Meter or 30 Ft circle of

the basket, they must follow an additional set of

putting rules defined by the PDGA. Basically if

you’re in the circle, your disc has to come to rest

in the basket before any part of your body touches

past the mini marker towards the basket. Failure

to do so can lead to a “falling putt” penalty stroke.

Throw: The act of advancing the disc towards

the basket. This can be accomplished by many

different throwing styles; Backhand, Forehand,

Rollers. Each throw is counted towards the

player’s score.

Tomahawk: An overhand throw at a vertical angle.

Source: DiscGolf.com

Disc Crazy Outdoor and More

652 Eastern Blvd. , Clarksville

260.233.ACE1 (2231), disccrazy.net

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