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Try It: Disc Golf 101

Learn to play disc golf.

June 2012

The essentials: Take the premise of golf—get the ball in the hole in as few tries as possible—swap the golf balls for flying discs and the holes for elevated baskets attached to poles, and you’ve got disc golf. 

Watch: Learn from the best during the Rocky Mountain Women’s Disc Golf Championship at Colorado Heights University on June 30. 3001 S. Federal Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Play: Expert players should check out the championship-caliber Badlands in Federal Heights. The best bet for first-timers is Aurora’s Exposition Park because the holes are short and straight with limited obstacles (like ponds). 

Gear: Discs are specially crafted to help players get the best range and accuracy, so ditch your worn-out Frisbee for a three-disc set: a driver, a putter, and a midrange alternative. flygreendiscgolf.com or phenixdiscsports.com 

More info: mhdgc.org