Disc flying fun, in your back yard.

3 Oct

Let em FLY – Disc Golf

Outdoor activities for the family close to home. In my last post I covered some fun for the family just down the road. https://lccclifeoncampus.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/get-outdoors-for-some-family-fun/ Today I want to talk about an activity most may not think about trying. Have you ever gone for a walk on the green way and wondered why there are metal looking baskets spread thru out the area? Those would be for a game called Disc golf. The discs for this game are very similar to a Frisbee but come in different weights. The object of the game is to see who can get the disc into the basket with the least amount of throw. I guess that’s why golf is in the title. There is a pro version of this game and is played around the world.

Pro status, Show me the money

So to be a professional disc golfer, you must work very hard and have good aim. You would have to become a member of the PDGA http://www.pdga.com/. On this site you can find the rules, courses, a pro shop and it will help you find tournaments and learn the ins and outs of disc golf.

Get me started!

Believe it or not, we have disc golf right here in Cheyenne. There are actually 4 courses available. You can find these courses at Myler Park, Dry Creek, the base and Romero Park.  Myler Park offers a combination of terrains, water hazards and grades. It is a nine-hole course. Full of fun and challenging targets. Click here for a map of the course: http://www.cheyennecity.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/3596

Dry Creek is an 18-target course specifically built for the disc golfer. It has a long stretch along the creek with 11 water hazards. That is when there is water flowing.  Click here for a map of the course: http://www.cheyennecity.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/3595

Romero Park is another 9 hole course with a level playing field along with some small trees. This might be a good course if you are a beginner. Click here for a map of the course: http://www.cheyennecity.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/3597

The Air Force Base has a disc course for military members, veterans and civilians. This is an 18 hole course that is mostly flat and lightly wooded. You will also have an unusual hazard not seen on many courses. Antelope, they are pretty comfy in this area so don’t move when the disc comes flying their way. To play, you must call the Golf Course’s Pro Shop at 307-773-3556. Get out today and see how your aim is. This is a great game. Just an idea after my last post, Curt Gowdy http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/SiteInfo.aspx?siteID=4 would have some great areas for a good disc golf course.

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