Disc golf is an easy game to learn but a hard one to master. With consistent play, you will find yourself getting better and better. As you progress you will become more confident in your skills on the disc golf course. This will lead to better overall scores and more confidence in your day to day life.
“Golf is played mainly on a five and a half inch course, the space between your ears.” The same is true of disc golf. Most people are doomed on a hole before they even throw because of wrong disc selection or the wrong throwing style. You are constantly having to adapt and evolve on the disc golf course. Every single shot has multiple ways to play it and picking the shot with highest probability is a crucial part of the game.
Disc golf teaches you self control because the goal is to get the lowest score possible. You can’t run the chains on every shot because you will blow by the basket leaving a long shot coming back. On wooded courses accuracy is more important than power. Keeping yourself in the fairway is more important than an extra 50 feet on your drive. Good disc golfers master self control on the course, which leads to better scores.
One of the best aspects of disc golf is the low start up cost. All you need is one disc, which will cost you between 8-20 dollars. The majority of disc golf courses are free to play! The pay to play courses will cost you 10 dollars at the most.
No Team No Problem
Disc golf can be played with as many or as little people as you’d like. You do not need anyone to play this game. This allows people great flexibility to get out for a round whenever they have the time.
Easily Measure Success
It is easy to see how much you’re improving at this game. You simply record your scores and measure them against your previous scores. This will show you how many strokes you are improving by!
Life Long Sport
Disc golf can be played by people from all ages making it a great lifelong sport. Courses are everywhere, so no matter where life takes you disc golf is never far.
Year Round Play
Disc golf can be played well into the winter months because most courses are found at parks, which stay open all winter. You can play in a foot of snow if you’d like, just make sure you have a friend to help spot discs going into the snow!
Mindfulness makes you aware of your feelings, thoughts, and environment. With all life's distractions it's becoming nearly impossible to practice mindfulness. Disc golf is played one shot at a time, which forces you to be fully present in the moment. This leads to a decrease in stress, depression, and anxiety, which leads to better overall mental health. When you are surrounded by nature it is easy to forget about the outside world, especially when you focus on your throws. Getting out into the woods and concentrating on the simple task of getting the disc into the basket is extremely therapeutic.
Disc golf takes as much patience as any other sport out there. As in life, things don’t always go your way, it is the same way out on the disc golf course. It is easy to get upset, and this almost always makes you play even worse. Disc golf teaches you to take those bad breaks in stride and overcome those angry feelings.