17 minutes | Dec 6th 2015

Disc Golf It’s Amazing and You Should Try It

You Should Try Disc Golf In this episode of the Outside Health and Fitness podcast I talk with John Groen from Disc Golf From a Coasties Perspective about the game of Disc Golf. On Today’s show you’ll discover... ...how easy it is to get started; ...tips for equipment, skills, courses and, ...why disc golf is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the US! call the show: 207-370-9797 email: sws0926@gmail.com Support Outside Health and Fitness Disc Golf, It’s Amazing! Disc golf is a game played using the same general set of rules as traditional golf. Your mission is to complete an 18 hole course in the fewest strokes (or throws) possible. In disc golf, discs and elevated metal baskets are used in place of the clubs,balls and holes used in traditional golf. Courses can be wide open like traditional golf course or more wooded with trees and other terrain making the path to the basket even more challenging. It’s estimated that between 8-12 million people have played disc golf at least once world-wide and the sport is gaining in popularity with new players and courses popping up all the time! About John Groen One of John’s passions is disc golf. Since discovering the sport 2 years ago thanks to some friends, he has fallen in love with the game.  His blog Disc Golf from a Coasties Perspective is dedicated to exploring the sport of disc golf. He posts regularly about courses, reviews discs, new products and provides tips to improve your skills. Advice for Beginners Get a group of friends Find someone who knows the game and can help you out with the basics. Equipment recommendations There is a speed scale for discs. Discs come in different styles for driving, mid range shots and putting. It’s good to start out with something rated slow on the speed scale. The discs are designed to be more aerodynamic than a “normal” frisbee. The edges are sharp and they are a bit smaller than a conventional disc. Skills that can Help Improve Your Game That classic throw is the backhand. For a right handed golfer a disc golfer a back hand shot fades to the left. By learning to throw forehand shots the disc fade reverses to the right. You can also control the flight by angling the disc as it is released. Disc Golf Courses Many courses are laid-out in the open like a golf course, others are more wooded, some on the side of mountains and others use varying terrain to enhance the game. Why is the game addicting? It’s a very relaxed sport where you can go out have a good time and get to know some new people. The game is played outside in beautiful locations and that’s also a nice aspect to the game. Can you play in the winter? Yes, although it can be tricky because it’s harder to hold the disc when your hands are cold. It’s fun but not something you want to take to seriously. It’s fun to talk abut the sport and learn more about disc golf. There are a lot of great articles and pointers on the blog. Be sure to check out Disc Golf from a Coasties Perspective Support the Show Become an Outside Health and Fitness Fan, support the show and get exclusive rewards! Help Us Spread the Word! We would greatly appreciate it if you could please share #OHnFit with your twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet! If you liked this episode please head over to iTunes and kindly leave us a rating, a review and subscribe! Ways to subscribe to Outside Health and Fitness Click here to subscribe in iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Feedback Ask questions, make comments, send in your favorite fitness tips or anything else you would like to share. Let your voice be heard! Call 207-370-9797 Email: sws0926@gmail.com Use our SpeakPipe Page! to send a FREE voicemail right from your computer, tablet or phone!
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