Disc golf more than just tossing Frisbee

June 26, 2013

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The Frisbee flyin’ scene has hit Granbury in the past couple of years. The sport known as disc golf is rapidly growing and might not be what you think it is.

Disc golf, sometimes referred to as Frisbee golf, is played like regular ball golf except that a disc is thrown in place of using a club to hit a ball. Players start from each tee box and make sequential throws, playing their next throw from their previous lie much like ball golf, until connecting with the metal basket.

Players usually carry a bag of discs with different flight characteristics. This typically includes several for driving, approaching, and putting. The player who takes the least amount of throws after playing the course is considered the winner.

A disc golf course will usually have a hilly terrain or obstacles such as trees throughout the course to make the game more difficult. A game of disc golf will lead to some very good exercise. Depending on which tee box you play from, the Granbury Disc Golf Course itself can be over a mile and a half long measuring from tee box to the baskets.

With the sudden growth of the sport in Granbury, the local disc golf course was designed and laid out in 2011 and has expanded from nine holes to twenty. With no entry fee to play, the course is expected to be filled year-round.

The Granbury Parks & Recreation Department is teaming up with local competitors and hosting a Disc Golf Clinic, on July 13th at 10 a.m. The clinic will be held at the Granbury Disc Golf Course (600 W Moore St) and will be $20 per person. Each participant will receive one disc and one-on-one instruction from veteran players providing tips on all aspects of the game.

The low cost sport is growing quickly, so why not learn to play now? For any questions or to register for the Disc Golf Clinic contact me at 817-573-7030 or [email protected]

Helping out a friend

The Granbury Parks & Recreation Department held an Adult Wood Bat Softball Tournament this past weekend at the city park. There were a total of 14 teams participating in the tournament between the Men’s and Co-Ed divisions.

Forty-five players took part in the home run derby. Local player Aaron Hamby was crowned as the winner. Hamby was awarded a brand new softball bat and generously sold the bat and donated all funds to the benefit raising money for a Granbury Parks Department employee who was a victim of the tornado that hit Hood County last month.

[email protected] |817-573-7030

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