What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". the hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
Who Plays Disc Golf?
Disc golf can be played by men, women and children of all ages. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded.
Where do I play?
Searcy has two disc golf courses - one at the Industrial Park by the soccer fields and one on the campus of Harding University. There are many other courses across the state of Arkansas.
Why should I play?
The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. It is easy to schedule a game and can be played within an hour with only one person. And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves "hooked;" increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Perhaps the biggest plus is the expense - or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $15, and it only takes one for basic play.