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What is Frisbee Golf?

     When an individual thinks about golf, the image that comes to mind is almost always huge green fields with sand traps and water obstacles. In addition, most people think about a tiny ball and the variety of clubs that are used to hit said ball, along with the green and the hole in which they are trying to get the ball into.

     With Frisbee Golf, or Disc Golf as it's known professionally, the concept is the same. You start at location A and you are trying to get your object to location B in the least amount of attempts. The object however is a disc/frisbee that you throw. There are a few terms we should cover, however if your looking for a comprehensive break down of the sport I would suggest you go to the Pro Disc Golf Association web site.(I just play to get out doors, and meet new people, not to compette) The terms are as follows:

 the number of strokes a first-class player should normally require for a particular hole or course
 a score of one stroke under par at a hole
 a score of two strokes under par at a hole
 the starting point from which you throw your disc for a particular basket

     The objective is straight forward get your disc into the basket with the least amount of throws possible. When you approach a Tee for a particular basket, there is often times a posting of the amount of throws for that basket to be considered par. Often it will be anywhere between 2-5 throws for par and if you get your disc into the basket within the amount of throws indicated by the posting then you would be considered to have thrown par, or underpar if it took less, or X number over par. If playing competitively then your goal would be to have the least amount of throws compared to your opponent. Here is an example of how a score could be broken down.

Player Hole 1 Par 3 Hole 2 Par 5 Hole 3 Par 2 Hole 4 Par 4 Hole 5 Par 3 Hole 6 Par 4 Hole 7 Par 3 Hole 8 Par 2 Hole 9 Par 4 Total Score
Player 1 2 6 1 4 3 5 7 1 2 31
Player 2 1 5 4 3 3 4 5 2 3 30

     As you can see in the table above, Player got a hole in one on Hole number 3 and 8, however the player didn't do so great on Hole 7 increasing the players overall score. "But wait don't you want a higher score?" No, you do not want a higher score, you actually want a lower score. The lower the score means that the player had the least amount of throws. This means that the player played well.

The following has been a design by Joel Gonzalez.