When playing Disc Golf, players only need to throw a flying disc into a basket or at a target, and the goal is to traverse a disc golf course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc.
Some people might have ever heard about this game, but there are more than 3000 disc golf courses worldwide, and most of them are totally free. This game is played in more than 40 countries but primarily in North America, Central and Western Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. The great thing about Disc Golf is that it’s very inexpensive, not only because you can access almost any course for free, but also because you don’t need a lot of equipment, except discs.
The origin of this game is uncertain, and some people will say that it all started in the early 1900′s. But modern disc golf started in the late 60′s. But it hasn’t been invented by any particular person, and it seems that several people invented it in many different places.
George Sappenfield and “Steady Ed” Headrick are the persons who invented the Mach 1, the disc golf target made with chains and a basket. Headrick is also the one who started the first disc golf association in 1975, called PDGA.
Disc golf tournaments are organized all over the world, and they are very popular. One of the largest tournament is the United States Disc Golf Championship. And the American State that has more disc golf courses than any other US state in Texas. And as a matter of fact, the largest teams tournament in the world is held in Austin, Texas.