Do you disc golf, or frolf?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by nickster9224, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    Well who here does. It's alot of fun, and good excercise. I have 3 discs right now. feel free to post your discs etc. ps mod make this official
     
  2. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    I've gone a couple of times, and it was pretty fun, but i'll stick to real golf :cool:
     
  3. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    I am so confused.

    In the past three days, I think I've seen about 50 disc golf related things, and in the past, I didn't even know this was real.

    Just strange!
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    It's very popular among the guys who have grown up at our church camp here in Mississippi where there's a great course, as well as being very popular among the college crowds. I love it, but don't play very much. There are several courses throughout Mississippi.
     
  5. nickster9224 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Disc golf will rake over real golf, sorta like waht ufc did to boxing
     
  6. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I started a few years ago. Only when I happened to drive by my town's course and wondered what those strange baskets were.

    I only use a mid-range disc because it is all I need for the 2 courses I play, but I would be open to playing with longer range / putter discs.
     
  7. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Alright, i'll take you on, me with my titanium driver, and you with your frisbee putter :D :D :D
     
  8. nickster9224 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Anyone who hasn't played the DeLaveaga Disc Golf course is missing out.

    I play both disc and ball golf. Enjoy them both. One's just a hell of a lot cheaper than the other! But then again, you don't see a lot of business deals being made over disc golf...
     
  10. Motley macrumors 6502

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    Yes, at least once a week. There are some nice courses here in MN.

    Of course, after years of casually playing, I still suck.
     
  11. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    A long time ago, when I was 10, i was playing "frolf" and it required me to stand on a bench. Well, I fell off the bench and landed on my arm...

    I think, to date, I am the only ID10T who broke a bone playing frolf...
     
  12. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I've only played once, but it was a lot of fun, and I almost beat a couple of friends who played all the time. It is something that I wouldn't mind getting more into. Maybe I just need to go out and buy a set of beginner's discs.
     
  13. Squareball macrumors regular

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    This course is AMAZING! I've been playing Disc Golf since 1998 and on my good days I'm a pretty decent player... I get pretty good distance on my drives.. or so I thought... until I played DeLaveaga about a year ago. I finished the course only 8 over after 24 holes which I will admit was more luck than management.

    The "Top of the world" hole is by far the coolest I've ever played. It sits atop a hill that is probably around 100' or so up and you shoot down to a hole that is under a tree around 300' away. Very difficult hole but it's just gorgeous.

    I recommend anyone who is in the Santa Cruz area to check out this course.
     
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I watched someone nail that hole in a single shot once... I about pooped myself.

    So did you make it off the course with all your discs?
     
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    Been playing for almost 20 years. Quite a few decent courses around Baltimore.
    Of course, after all this time, I still suck.:D
     
  17. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    Used to play now and again, my childhood city had 4 or 5 courses in parks near my home. Never had a real disk, we just used frisbees.

    Really can't compare it to regular golf, but it was a good time and would play it again if someone asked. Plus you can't beat free.
     
  18. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    You say that as if it's a bad thing...
     
  19. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    Sounds awesome, is this a free public course? I've only known free courses in public parks, is there pay to play disk golf?
     
  20. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    It is indeed free, although due to it's immense popularity (I've met people from several European countries who came here just to play it) and challenging nature, it is often in use for tournaments. During tournament play it can be frustratingly off limits.

    And bring lots of discs. Poison oak abounds all around the course. I've got a buddy who is immune to the stuff who always winds up with more discs than he came with -- even on a bad day.
     
  21. nickster9224 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and your point is? everyone is so mellow and nice. did you know that theres 18 shots in whiskey bottle, one for each round of ball golf. i hate regular golfs nicey nice attitude.
     
  22. rhagen macrumors regular

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    I play it all the time as well as disk golf. I just said it because everyone that smokes that I know plays diskgolf haha.

    In real golf it is also fun to hit up on the slow groups in front of you.
     
  23. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    I always thought it was called frisbee golf. I've played it though.

    Ultimate frisbee is about 80000 times better, however. :p
     
  24. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I've played it once or twice, and it was a lot of fun, but I never got interested enough to buy my own gear (although there is a nice course near my house).

    What do you think "frolf" is short for? ;)
     
  25. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Ah, I see...

    However, the fact remains...

    Ultimate frisbee is 59028080 times better. :p Yes it improved sine the last time I posted.
     

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