National Disc Golf Day

If we’re being completely honest, we have to admit that we weren’t all that familiar with disc golf until we heard about this holiday. Don’t worry, though; we’ve familiarized ourselves fully with this game and are now ready to talk about National Disc Golf Day—a holiday that falls on the first Saturday in August every year. Anyone looking for a holiday that celebrates a fun sport played since the 1960s might want to give this holiday a try.

The History Of National Disc Golf Day

National Disc Golf Day was created by the Professional Disc Golf Association to encourage people to play this game. This organization was founded in 1976 as disc golf began to take off in the U.S. The previous year, the first official disc golf course was installed at Oak Grove Park in Pasadena, California. Thanks to the 1975 World Frisbee Championships, the person who installed the first disc golf course believed it was going to become an extremely popular game. The holiday was created not long after the formation of the Professional Disc Golf Association.

How To Play Disc Golf

The only real piece of equipment a person needs to play disc golf is a golf disc. This disc is similar to a Frisbee and comes in one of two varieties: a driver disc and a putter disc. The driver disc has pointier edges that allow it to cut through the air more easily. Putter discs have thicker edges, so they don’t fly as far but are capable of flying in an extremely straight line.

This game is played much like a game of golf, with a few key variations. The player starts from a rectangular area known as a tee pad and throws the disc toward the target. They continue to follow the disc and throw it until the disc lands in the target. It is in this way that the player moves down the fairway.

Observing National Disc Golf Day

Probably the best way to observe National Disc Golf Day is by taking the time to play a few rounds of this game. All over the U.S., there are disc golf courses; it’s just a matter of finding the one in the state where you live. If you’re not sure where a disc golf course is in your area, then you can always check the Professional Disc Golf Association Course Directory to find one. And if you want to elevate the profile of this holiday, you can always use the hashtag #NationalDiscGolfDay on social media to encourage everyone to play this game.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 3 Saturday
Next year (2025)
August 2 Saturday
Last year (2023)
August 5 Saturday
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