We are a Non-Profit Organization based in the Flathead Valley, Montana. Our goal is to build and maintain local disc golf courses, in the hopes of improving and using underutilized park areas for public use in a free and healthy alternative sport for people of all ages, and to assist in fundraising for this effort!
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole"...
- 1. Have fun! It's an awesome sport and a great way to spend time with friends and family.
- 2. Like golf, the goal is to complete each hole in the fewest throws possible.
- 3. The first throw is made from inside the tee area and each consecutive throw is made from behind the lie of the disc (place where the disc comes to rest).
- 4. The player furthest away from the target throws first, followed by the next furthest player until all players complete the hole.
- 5. A hole is completed when the disc comes to rest inside the target supported by either the basket, chains, pole or any combination of the three.
- 6. The tee order is determined by the scores on the previous hole. The player with the lowest score throws first. If some or all players had the same score on the previous hole, the order is determined by the scores from the preceding holes until a difference is found.
- 7. If a disc is thrown into an area marked as out-of-bounds (OB), or stated before the round as being OB, the player will mark his/her lie one meter (~3ft.) directly 90 degrees from the last point where the disc was known to be in bounds, even if it places the player closer to the hole, and take a one stroke penalty. Alternately, the player could choose to re-tee, or take a "drop" anywhere no closer to the hole in a straight line with the basket from the point where the disc went OB.
- 8. If a player loses a disc, all players on that card will help search for the disc until it is found, or for a maximum of three minutes, at which point the player must re-tee and take a one stroke penalty.
- 9. When all holes have been completed for the course, the player with the fewest total throws wins the round.
- 10. And remember... always have fun!
Read the full official rules of disc golf at www.PDGA.com/Rules
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