The Lumberton Disc Golf Association is made up of residents of Lumberton and
other avid Disc Golf fans from around Robeson County. The goal of the LDGA is to
establish and promote a Disc Golf course located in Luther Britt Park.
Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. There are course
openings on a monthly basis across the United States. For more info, visit the
pdga.com web site. If you would like to know more about the LDGA feel free to drop
us a line at LDGA.
The concept of the game is easier to understand when the term "Frisbee® golf" is
used, but since Frisbee is a registered trademark, we call the game disc golf instead.
The game is similar to traditional ball golf. Players use special frisbees (golf discs)
instead of balls and clubs, and throw them at an above-ground target instead of a hole
in the ground. There are different types of golf discs used for different purposes,
much like ball golfers use different clubs.
The object of the game is to throw a golf disc into the target for "par" or better, i.e., in
the fewest number of throws. The target is typically a steel basket over which chains
hang, known as a Pole Hole®. The player begins by "driving" from a designated
concrete tee area and continues toward the target, throwing each consecutive shot
from the spot where the previous throw has landed. Finally, a successful "putt" sends
the disc into the target, and the hole is completed. The combination of challenges to
players, including distance, accuracy, wind, trees, shrubbery, water and terrain
changes, offer plenty of action and excitement during the course of a game.
You'll find men, women, and kids of virtually all ages playing on your disc golf course.
Players are drawn by many of the same pleasures found in traditional ball golf: fresh
air in a beautiful landscape, the camaraderie of friends, and the challenge and
excitement of combining personal skill and speed to project an object toward a target.
The rules are simple to grasp, allowing beginners to immediately have fun challenging
themselves and their friends. A typical round of 18 holes takes approximately 60 to
120 minutes to play.
Perhaps the greatest factor behind disc golf's broad accessibility is its low cost.
Players need nothing more than an $8-$15 frisbee, and since most courses are located
in parks, there are little or no admission fees. This factor alone opens the game
up to countless North Carolina residents who cannot afford many of today's other
popular recreation activities.
Bottom line: disc golf is fun for everyone regardless of age, gender or economic status.