If your dreams center around flying, then maybe a flying disc sport is your new hobby. Disc sports are games or sports that are played with, well…you guessed it, a disc or (its trademarked name) a Frisbee. Two of the most popular disc sports are disc golf and ultimate.
“Disc golf is an individual sport and you’re playing very much the same as golf,” says Colin Grandon, an avid disc sports player for over 15 years. A player must throw from behind the teeing area and subsequent shots are played from where the previous shot came to rest. The hole is finished when your disc rests in the basket or the chains. Colin says a lot of disc golf is played out in the woods so if you’re looking to get out in nature, disc golf is good for that.
Colin explains that ultimate requires a higher level of physical fitness. “This is a continuous type of play, like soccer, when you’re moving around trying to score, but you’re scoring in an end zone like football,” Colin says. Ultimate is definitely a team sport and this is an element Colin thoroughly relishes. “It’s fun playing throw and catch in a relatively competitive environment,” he says.
For a newbie disc player, doing an internet or social media search for local ultimate or disc golf associations or clubs is a good starting point. Then Colin says, just go and have some fun!
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