About This QuizDisc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. It's often free to play, and just as important, it's a fun way to spend time outdoors. How much do you know about disc golf?
Disc golf is like traditional golf but it uses ____ instead of round balls.
Disc golf is a lot like traditional golf. But instead of clubs and balls, players use their own hands and arms to throw discs towards their targets.
Disc golfers throw discs to which sort of target?
The objective of the game is to throw discs into large metal baskets. The baskets have dangling chains meant to slow down and ensnare accurately thrown discs.
What's the objective of a round of disc golf?
to lose many discs in the trees
to use the least number of throws possible to complete a course
As with traditional golf, the idea is to complete the round with as few throws as possible. The best disc golfers can complete a course "under par."
to get very stoned
True or false, disc golf is a contact sport?
OK, it would be hilarious to see disc golfers performing violent tackles. But there's no physical contact whatsoever unless you're hugging someone after an amazing throw.
What's the PDGA?
Patchouli Disc Golfer Amateurs
Professional Disc Golf Association
The PDGA is the Professional Disc Golf Association. It is the guiding body of pro-level disc golfing, and it sets many of the guidelines for the game.
Poor Disc Gobbler Agency
What do players do after they "tee off"?
pick up the disc and being sobbing
pick up the disc at its landing spot and throw again
You pick up the disc and throw your second shot from that spot. With skill (or luck) your second shot will get you right next to the basket.
pick up the disc and run when your opponent isn't looking
What's the fairway?
a type of disc
the open space between the tee and the hole
The fairway is the big open space between the tee and the hole. The fairway is typically a mowed, grassy area. If you miss the fairway, you're probably in the rough … or worse, out of bounds.
the spirit of the game -- to always play by the rules
If a disc golfer completes a par 5 hole in just four throws, she made ______.
Completing a hole in one less throw than par means you've made a birdie. The best players hope to make birdie (or even better, an eagle) on each hole, meaning they'll wind up at "under par" for the entire round.
a horrible mistake
What's a "roller"?
parents who bring a stroller-bound baby during a disc golf round
a disc meant for rolling shots
It's not uncommon for players to purposely roll discs along the ground. "Rollers" often achieve great distance and they are less susceptible to the whims of the wind.
when you fall down during a tee shot
What happens if you throw your disc "out of bounds"?
you are penalized a throw
Well, you might very well scream in frustration. But you will definitely be penalized one throw -- that's the penalty for veering off of the course and into "OB," or out-of-bounds area.
you scream in frustration
you have to take a shot of tequila
What's the "lie"?
a double birdie
the spot where the disc comes to rest
The lie is the spot where the disc comes to rest after a throw. If you chuck your disc into the woods, it's unlikely that you'll have a favorable lie for your next shot.
when players brag about how far they can throw
Where do you take your first throw on each hole?
from the fairway
from the parking lot
from the tee
The tee is the place where players attempt their first throw towards the hole. That's why the first throw is referred to as "teeing off."
a supernatural being that steals discs
a nickname for disc golf
"Frolf" is a nickname for disc golf. It's a mumble-mouthed combination of "frisbee" and "golf."
a famous German disc golfer
True or false, if an obstacle is in the way of your next throw, can you alter the obstacle to make more room for your throw?
Obstacles are part of the challenge of disc golf … and that's why you want to avoid them. If a little tree is in your way, for example, you're not allowed to bend it to make more room for your next shot.
What does it mean if you're the "away player"?
you're banned from the course
you're the player farthest from the hole
If you're the "away" player, you're the farthest from the basket. As a group of players proceeds down the fairway, the away players go first.
you're from another city
What is a "marker" disc used to mark?
Marker discs are small discs used to mark a lie. Most amateurs (and many pros) forego the use of a marker disc unless they're playing a very serious round.
the beer stash
What's a "hatchet"?
an overhand throwing motion
The hatchet is a specialized overhand throwing motion. It's often used by players trying to work their way around tough obstacles.
attacking a competitor that makes you angry
True or false, all discs are essentially the same?
Just like regular golf, there are specialized discs designed for specific purposes. Drivers are made for long-distance flight. Putters are meant for short and very accurate throws.
Most disc golf courses have how many holes?
Like regular golf, most disc golf courses are nine or 18 holes. It's not uncommon to find courses in other formats, though.
How much do new discs cost?
Discs aren't cheap -- new ones typically go for $15 or more. That's why it's a good idea to put your phone number on a disc in marker. It's considered standard etiquette to call a lost disc's rightful owner to return it if possible.
For most purposes, there are how many categories of discs?
There are three primary categories of discs. They are drivers, mid-range and putters. Serious players will carry multiple versions of each type of disc to suit specific situations and conditions.
The longest disc golf holes usually have which par?
Just like regular golf, the longest disc golf holes are usually par 5. That means a player has five throws to successfully complete the hole.
Disc golf discs are usually made from which material?
All discs are made from various types of plastics. Some are soft, some are hard and all of them have varying flight characteristics that make them suitable for specific on-course scenarios.
A "sidearm" throw is better known as ____.
a forearm throw
A sidearm throw is a forearm throw. There are two main throwing motions in disc golf: backhand and forearm, and each player has his or her preferences to the style of throwing motion that they use during a round.
a boobie swaddler
The first recorded rounds of disc golf happened in which country?
In the 1920s, the first rounds of disc golf in history happened in Canada. Back then, a group of kids simply threw garbage can lids into sand circles on a local playground.
Which type of disc has the sharpest edge?
Drivers have the thinnest edge of any disc type. The sharp edges help them cut through the air with little resistance, meaning they travel very far in the hands of a skilled thrower.
In competitive disc golf, after arriving at a thrown disc, how long does a player have to make the next throw?
Disc golf is speedier than normal golf and it's meant to be played at a faster pace. After arriving at their discs, players have just 30 seconds to make their next throw.
Many discs have a numerical rating printed on the surface. The rating refers to ______.
The shape of a disc drastically affects its stability, which is denoted by a numerical rating printed on the surface. Drivers, for example, are very thin and fly a long ways, but the tradeoff is that they are usually rather unstable. Putters, on the other hand, are extremely stable.
What does it mean if you throw a "condor"?
you threw four shots under par
A condor means you threw four shots under par. If you throw a condor, you are likely a very good player.
you threw out of bounds
you killed an endangered species of bird with your disc
Which sort of disc has the greatest flight stability?
Putters have a big, stable body design meant to keep them flying in a straight line. That makes them best-suited for short range throws at the end of a hole.