Disc golf is very similar to regular golf when it comes to game play. The objective is to get from the starting point of the course (where there is a designated tee-off area) till the end by throwing the disc as few times as possible.
Every consecutive toss is done from the spot where the previous throw ended. The number of throws on each hole will determine the score for that hole. A hole is completed when a player’s disc comes to rest in the elevated basket. After adding any penalty throws, then adding all hole scores together, you'll have your end score.
Q. How many different disc categories are there?
A. There are typically three different disc types that you'll use in a game:
Q. How many ways can I throw a disc?
The two basic (and most common) ways to throw a disc are forehand and backhand. Alternative ways exist as well - Alternative throwing methods.
Q. How does scoring work for each hole?
When it comes to scoring, there are different methods, but scratch play is most commonly used. Other methods include handicap scoring, match play, best shot doubles, speed play, and what is known as skins - Scoring explanation.
Q. What does PDGA stand for?
It stands for the "Professional Disc Golf Association." This is a membership organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of disc golf for all players – amateur and professional alike. The benefits are many - Join the PDGA.