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Disc Golf 101
Disc Golf is played like traditional golf, using flying discs instead of balls. One throw (stroke) is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins. The hole is completed when the disc comes to rest in a disc-golf basket.
- Always be aware of your surroundings and environment.
- Never throw when players or other park users are within range.
- Always give park users the right of way.
A mandatory, aka "mando;' is one or more designated trees or poles in the fairway that must be passed to the correct side as indicated by an arrow:
- If the disc passes to the wrong side of mandatory, either play from the previous lie or from a marked drop zone area if applicable and add a one-throw penalty.
Tee Throws and Throwing Order
Each hole begins with a tee throw:
- Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area.
- After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first.
- The player with the fewest strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off.
A disc that comes to rest in the disc-golf basket or suspended in the chains constitutes the successful completion of that hole.
Out of Bounds
If any area of out of bounds, aka "O.B.,' is visible between the disc and the O.B. line, the disc is considered O.B.:
- A throw that lands out of bounds, must be played in bounds no further than one meter from where the disc went out of bounds.
- Permanent water hazards, public roads, and most park boundaries are almost always out of bounds.
- One penalty stroke will be added to player's score for out of bounds throws.
The lie is the spot where the player's previous throw has landed:
- Mark each lie with a mini marker disc or leave the thrown disc on the ground where it landed.
- The player's subsequent throw is made from directly behind the marked lie.
Fairway throws must be made from directly behind the lie:
- A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, is allowed, unless the lie is within 10 meters of the target.
- Any shot within 10 meters of the target requires that the player maintain balance and not move past the lie until the disc comes to rest.
Rule and terminology clarification: pdga.com
Find more disc golf courses in Salt Lake County: slco.org/parks-recreation
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