National Disc Golf Day is dedicated to a game not as popular as classic golf, but still loved by many people. Disc golf uses a disc instead of a ball, although most of the rules are similar. Disc golf is played by children and adults all over the world.
The history of this sport can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century. It appeared among children as a street game: tin covers were used instead of disks, and targets were drawn by hand. Adults shared this fascination towards the end of the 19th century. A few decades later, the sport actively gained popularity. In 1976, the disc golf association was formed, at the same time the term itself was registered. The sport received official recognition and support from the Olympic Committee in 2015. Since then, the sport has been actively promoted.
A holiday dedicated to this game appeared six years ago. It is actively used to inform people about disc golf and get them involved in the sport.
- Disc golf is especially popular in the USA: the game is little known outside the country.
- Disc golf is easy to start playing because it does not require large financial investments: Apart from a disc, no equipment is needed.
- This sport develops dexterity, reaction speed, and thinking.
How to take part
Learn more about disc golf and watch tournaments to get a better understanding of it. It can be both video and online broadcasts.
Visit the nearest open field. If you have children who dream of playing golf, invite them to get acquainted with this variety of it: maybe they will like it more.
When is National Disc Golf Day celebrated in 2023?
National Disc Golf Day is observed on the first Saturday of August each year.