Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States right now. There are over 2500 courses in America, so odds are you live fairly close to one or more.
I talked about the various benefits of Disc Golf in a previous blog, but to sum it up - Disc Golf is inexpensive, social, and gets the body moving.
I have to say that the game is less social for me than it used to be. I play A LOT and I have not joined up with the local league yet, so most of the time I am throwing by myself. This is fine for me though. I play a podcast or some music and I am totally Zen for a little over an hour. If you want it to be social, you can most likely hook up with a local club.
UDisc on your phone. It is a Disc Golf app that will keep and track all of your data regarding scores. However, most important for starting out is that, using GPS, it will show you the location of all of your local courses. One more click and it will transfer you to Google maps to take you there. It can also, usually, give you a map of the course. I love UDisc because it finds courses for me when I am out of state. The free version of UDisc will give you all you need to get started.
Next, we need to get you some discs. There is a lot of opinion about what discs to start with but, honestly, I don't think it matters much. Your throw will be pretty raw and inconsistent in the beginning so one disc will be as good as the next.
starter pack from Discraft. It will give you one putter, one mid-range, and two drivers. It also includes a bag which will hold about 8 discs and a water bottle. Amazon usually sells them for under 40 bucks, which is a good price... and about what one round with a cart would cost you at a ball golf course.
Those first four discs will teach you a lot about your throw and disc behavior. Once you notice that you start selecting one driver over another for certain throws, you are probably ready to start adding a few more discs to your collection. Each disc has a tendency towards certain behaviors. As your throw becomes more consistent, you can begin to rely on getting certain behaviors out of certain discs.
Let me know how it goes!