Disc golf is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States according to the Professional Disc Golf Association. However, while the game has many fans, not all understand the Disc Golfer’s Code.
Today, let's get serious about knowing the code and help ensure disc golf’s sustainable growth.
Disc Golfer’s Code
Disc golf can be a fun sport that also offers exercise, time to recharge, and a chance to compete with others moderately. One thing you can do to make this experience more enjoyable is to play smart.
Playing smart doesn’t only mean employing a proper strategy but also playing carefully to avoid injuries.
Disc golf players are always discouraged from throwing into a blind area. Also, please don’t ever aim your disc when other players, pedestrians, spectators, and facility users are within range. Doing that can cause injuries. Plus, it is a lack of etiquette.
Players are instead advised to use a spotter. A spotter will help you know the right places to throw your disc. Plus, they will watch and locate it on your behalf.
It’s also best to stand behind a thrower and let them finish their turn. Please avoid moving around when others are throwing. If you see anyone else approaching to make a shot, please step back so that their throw gets complete.
Lastly, it’s always advisable to play nice. Most times, disc golfers don’t have a standard decorum or rules to follow. However, it’s still best that you play in a way that you and everyone else around will enjoy.
2. Respect the Course
If you want disc golf to grow as a sport, you have to make it your mission to take care of the course. Having a lot of free courses to play is a privilege you shouldn’t take for granted.
Remember to avoid littering, equipment abuse, and graffiti on the golf course. You always need to clean up your trash. If you see any litter while walking around, be courteous enough to pick it up and throw it in a trash can.
Also, do your best not to damage or modify the course. Avoid breaking tree branches just to give yourself a better throw.
Disc golf players should strive to keep the course in its peak condition. A messy course doesn’t positively promote disc golf as a sport.
3. Represent the Sport
Disc golf is one of the sports that can help improve your physical and mental health. It combines both physical and mental abilities. Note that you need excellent concentration skills to throw successful shots.
The game can accommodate different players and features little physical risk. Besides being fun, this game improves your overall well-being. Therefore, you need to be positive and proud about it.
You don’t have to enjoy these benefits alone. You can tell and teach other people this game. You can make a positive impact through this sport. So, be proud of it, smile, laugh, and above all, have fun.
Do your part to make disc golf a better experience for everyone by honoring the rules of the course, giving proper respect to others, and playing nice.