Disc Golf History • Modern disc golf was started in the late 1960's by George Sappenfield who set up the first disc golf course in 1975. • A form of disc golf had been around since the early 1900's but was never popular until the course was invented.
Tee Throws • Each hole begins with a tee throw. • Tee throws must be completed • within or behind the tee area. • Never throw when players or • park users are within range. Always give park users the right of way. Be aware of your surroundings & environment. .
Throwing Order • The player with the least amount of • strokes on the previous hole is the first to • tee off on the next hole. After teeing off, • the player whose disc is farthest from the • hole always throws first. • The lie is the spot where the player’s previous throw has landed. Begin the next throw from that spot (Fairway Throws) • Recreational players will not be penalized for any unplayable lies or Out of Bounds • Completion of Hole: the disc must comes to rest in the Disc Pole Hole® basket or chains. • Completion of Hole: WHS PE CLASS: the disc must pass through the Hula Hoop.
Disc/Frisbee Throwing • There are a lot lot of different kinds of throws. • Newer players should concentrate more on keeping the disc flat than trying to rip long drives. Distance will come with time and practice. Developing proper grip, form, and release will aid you in the long run.
Back Hand Throw • The back hand is the most basic of all of the throws. This grip is a compromise between power and control. • The Grip: Hold the disc so that the part with the writing is on top. Take ball of your hand (the palm side opposite of the knuckle of your index finger) and place it against the edge of the disk. Wrap the last three fingers (middle finger on down) around the edge of the disc. Take your index finger and place the edge of the first knuckle (ie the one closest to your fingernail) on the bottom lip of the disc and curl it under lightly. Finally, take your thumb and lay it on the top of the disc.
Back Hand Throw • Preparation: Bring your arm across your body so that your upper arm is against your body. Move your arm forward quickly. Straighten your arm and, as it is almost fully extended, flick your wrist and release the Frisbee towards the target. Your wrist should snap with a spring -like motion. You should release the Frisbee just above your belly button so that it will fly in a straight line instead of up into the air. • Release: Step forward with your front leg and whip your arm out while releasing the disc level. Make sure to follow through.
Course Courtesy • Remain quiet and avoid unnecessary movements while others are throwing. • Stand behind the player who is throwing until throw is complete. • Remove disc from Disc Pole Hole® after completing the hole. • Help new players learn the rules. • Allow faster groups to play through when possible. • Pick up trash and put in proper receptacles. • Do not alter the course (trees, bushes, etc.) in any way.