Disc Golf…more free exercise!

Ok, I know the previous post discusses something similar to disc golf, but the two are different!  And they are both cheap ways to have fun while getting fit.  Therefore, it is important to highlight them both!

So what exactly is disc golf?

“Disc golf is a disc game in which individual players throw a flying disc into a basket or at a target.”

And, according to the Professional Disc Golf Association:

“The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc.”

The discs are super cheap (about $7) and if you just head over to Pease District Park (24th and Lamar area) you can play for free! That’s right!  I could not believe it either!  You get to play 18 holes of disc golf for absolutely nothing.  What an excellent way to spend these beautiful spring days with friends!

Post by Kristin White

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5 responses to “Disc Golf…more free exercise!

  1. This is really cool!! Ya for Frisbees!

  2. I had never heard of disc golf until I came here, and for the life of me couldn’t work out what they were doing when I began going for runs through Pease Park – suddenly it all makes sense! Everyone always looks like they are having lots of fun when they are doing it, although I have seen a few people having to venture into the creek to get their frisbee….

  3. Scott Richert

    The course at Pease is hardcore. I always have more luck at Zilker. The one at Pease is much nicer though.

  4. Pease park is difficult and is always so crowded. Zilker is crowded but at least its a little easier and you can score better! As for the exercise, I have a step pedometer and I get about 3.5 miles of walking every 18 holes of disc golf.

  5. I’m always wary of anyone trying to make money off this sport. We have a guy in SW Missouri who thinks because he’s a PDGA “pro” that he should build every course and sell every disc . . . I hope it never gets that way in Austin.

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