By OBHS Sports | Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2023
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf, also known as frisbee golf, is a flying disc sport in which players of all ages and skill levels throw a disc at a target/basket; it is played using rules similar to golf. Most disc golf discs are made using a variety of other plastic types that are heated and molded into individual discs. The sport is usually played on a course with 9 or 18 holes (baskets). Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee pad or area toward a target, known as a basket, throwing again from where the previous throw landed, until the basket is reached. The baskets are formed by wire with hanging chains above the basket, designed to catch the incoming discs, which then fall into the basket, for a score. Usually, the number of throws a player uses to reach each basket is tallied (often in relation to par), and players seek to complete each hole in the lowest number of total throws. Par is the number of strokes an expert player is expected to make for a given hole or a group of holes (usually 9 or 18). The game is played in about 40 countries and, as of March 31, 2022, there are 90,916 active members of the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) worldwide.
Who can play?
This inaugural secondary schools based league is being offered to all Otago based secondary school students. Schools can enter as many students as they wish, as this is an individual based sport, not a team one. All players will play matches with a group of other disc golfers, aiming to score as well as they can during each round.
When is the Disc Golf Dunedin Secondary Schools Summer League?
We will begin the league on Tuesday, 7th February, and continue this every Tuesday for Term 1, finishing on Tuesday, 28th March (9 weeks total). Each session begins at 4:30pm, where we randomly select starting holes and teams, with the aim of completing a round of 9 holes by 6pm.
If you are interested in playing or would like more information, please see Mr Brown in the sports office.