Americans worry a lot about their health, although not everyone does something about it. At any given time, around 25 percent of adults engage in some kind of exercise. Some people go to the gym, others find some kind of recreation sport to play.
If you played sports as a teen, maybe you fall back on what you know and look for a basketball team or baseball team. If you didn’t play sports, maybe you look for a sport like disc golf to take up.
If you do take it up, it’s important that you understand the rules of disc golf. Keep reading for a quick look at the essential disc golf rules
How Is Disc Golf Played?
Before you worry about the rules of the game, here are the disc golf essentials about how you play. Disc golf functions as a middle ground between traditional golf and frisbee.
You play on a course that typically contains either 18 or 9 holes. Of course, the holes, in this case, are chain baskets on poles. You use a golf disc, like the ones found at roguediscs.com, and try to land them in the chain basket.
The fewer throws you take to complete the course, the better you do. Now that we’ve covered the how to play disc golf essentials, let’s look at the specific rules.
The tee throw is the first throw of any given hole. You throw from inside a specific tee area.
Wherever your disc lands after you throw is the throw’s lie. You either leave the disc in place or leave a marker. You make your next throw from the lie.
The person with the fewest throws or strokes goes first on each hole. The person with the disc farthest away from the hole goes first on all following throws.
You make all fairway throws from immediately behind the lie, although a run-up is permitted unless you’re inside 10 meters of the hole. In those cases, you cannot pass the lie.
On a course, the disc must move past specific trees or poles on a particular side. Arrows will indicate which side.
Out of Bounds
Courses will mark out of bounds areas. If the disc crosses completely over the O.B. line, you must play from the spot the disc crossed the line. Roads and water hazards are O.B. in almost every case.
Rules of Disc Golf and You
While the rules of disc golf may seem a little strange at first glance, they aren’t really that different from most outdoor sports. The oddest parts are probably the order rules about who throws when, although practice will help you learn those.
Aside from that, you must stay in bounds. You play discs from where they land.
Beyond that, just keep an eye out for those mandatories. If you get the disc on the wrong side of those, it can cost you a stroke.
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