I decided to try something new this past week. I have some friends that play Disc Golf and I will go out and sit in my truck and watch the players throw the disk around this course. It didn't look to hard and the course is shorter than a golf course. How hard can this be?
I drove up to the store that had these discs and decided to purchase one. These players are carrying around twenty of them, if not more, and I just knew that each disc did something different. I asked the guy at the register which one I should purchase if I was new at this game. He pulled down a Mid-Driver and told me I could use this one to get started. So, with my new purchase I headed out to the course.
I stood at the first tee, not knowing where to throw the disk, and figured it would have to be in this certain area. Hopefully I could find my way around this course, especially with no one else around to ask questions. I threw the disk like I would throw a frisbee and it didn't go very far. I was just hoping no one was watching me trying to learn. I picked up the disk and could see a pole with some chains on it and threw to hit. Again it did not go very far.
As I was playing the eighth hole I saw one of my friends playing the second hole. He asked me to join them and he let me use his Driver and then I would use the Mid-Driver for the closer shots. There is a difference in the disks and they fly different. Hence the numbers on the disk to let you know what it would do in flight.
I ended up playing about fourteen holes that day and learned quite a bit. When I got done I asked about the disks and what should a beginner like me use. My friend told me what to purchase and I went back to the store and purchased a Driver, and something called a Pug for a putter. So now I have three disks, a driver, mid-driver and a putter. I am anxious to go back out and try out my new disks.
The house is being painted this week and I have been working on putting up a new fence. Not a good time to go play some disc golf.
Have a fun day......