The Rules of Disc Golf – EXPLAINED!
Ninh explains The Rules of Disc Golf
The object of the game is to get a flying disc into a target, in as few throws as possible.
Disc Golf is a mixture of traditional golf and ultimate frisbee to create a new hybrid
sport. Instead of a golf club and a ball, players
throw plastic flying discs, sometimes referred to as Frisbees along a course, split up into
9 or 18 holes. A typical hole looks like this. The terrain
is more vast and varied than a regular golf course and these obstacles make it challenging
to play. The game starts at the first hole. A player
will start by throwing a disc within the tee area. The aim of this first shot is to throw
the disc as close to the target as possible. Once they have completed their shot, it’s
their opponents turn to do the same, and they make the next throw from the spot where their
previous disc has landed. The golden rule of disc golf is that you must
throw the disc as it lies. You cannot move the disc or the environment
around it to create a better throw for yourself. Players then alternate throws until all players
have thrown their discs, into the target. These targets are usually steel baskets with
a chain net to catch the discs. For a hole to be complete, the disc must land in the
chains or into the basket. If it hits the target and bounces back onto the floor, this
does not count. The amount of throws it took to hit the target
is recorded, and then they move onto the next hole.
A game is typically played over 9 or 18 holes. The player who completes the course in the
fewest amount of throws … wins. That’s basically the gist of it, but there’s
a few rules that you’ll need to know before playing or watching Disc Golf. For example. Terrain.
The beauty about Disc Golf is that no two holes are exactly alike anywhere in the world.
Every disc golf course is different and each one is designed to make it challenging to
play. There are obstacles such as water hazards,
trees and roughs that sometimes require players to curl the disc around these obstacles. This
makes it an interesting challenge. Discs
A disc golfer, like a regular golfer has different discs that do different things.
The most common three are a driver – with pointy edges and is used to gain the most
amount of distance. A fairway or mid-range – a balance between
accuracy and distance. And a putter – which is highly accurate,
but doesn’t travel very far. Disc golfers use a mixture of different discs
in order to complete the course in as few throws as possible. Throws.
Disc golfers have different throwing techniques depending on the type of shot required.
Some are for distance, some are short range and some curl the disc around obstacles.
One things for certain, you cannot throw in front of where the previous disc landed.
Doing so results in a 1 throw penalty. Penalty
A penalty is an extra throw that is added to your score. This is usually awarded if
the disc lands out of bounds, lands in water or anything else against the rules. Penalties
can be awarded for all sorts of things, so make sure that you know the full penalty rules
before you start playing. Par
Each hole has an average number of throws that a typical disc golfer should complete
it in, based on difficulty and length. This is known as the ‘par’ of the hole.
Depending on how you performed on the hole determines how your throw is designated. This table makes it easy for you to identify
the relevant disc golfing terminology given your performance.
For example, if you manage to hit the target in one throw fewer than par, this is known
as a birdie. One throw more than par is known as a bogey etc. Hole in One
If you manage to hit the target on the very first shot from the tee area, this is known
as a hole in one, and is a rare achievement. Match play.
Contests between just two people can sometimes be played under match play rules.
In short, the player who wins the hole gets one point.
If the scores are tied in a particular hole, neither player scores.
The person who has the most points at the end of 9 or 18 holes, wins. If you have found this video at all helpful,
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But in the meantime, enjoy Disc Golf. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK