I have mentioned before that basically I play disc golf once a year. Well this time, armed with my own discs, I have been out to play several times over the last few weeks.
There are two courses I have played on so far:
- Orchard Park - this is the one that was just a couple of blocks from where I used to work. It's a fast nine hole course, with very few opportunities to really lose your disc. It has some variety in the holes, but they are generally very open (only one hole inamongst the trees, for example)
- Portland Lunchtime - this is about half a mile from our house in the grounds of the Greater Portland Bible Church. It's a twelve hole course, with a lot of elevation changes between tee and basket. There is also a lot of variety in the holes - a couple of very long holes, a handful of wooded holes
Russell has enjoyed wandering around the course with me too, which is nice. He starts off carrying my bag and throwing a disc, but by the end he's basically playing with sticks. I'm hoping he will grow into actually playing the game.
I also have plans for a disc golf basket so I can get some putting practice in, but I am not at all sure where I would be able to store the thing. It will probably go in the back triangle since there should be no problem leaving it outside.
Anyway, it's a good game. I still confess myself bewildered by a lot of it, but there's enough enjoyment to be gleaned from just walking and throwing that I am not complaining.
Posted by Dunx at August 21, 2008 01:31 PM