[section_title title=Disc Golf for Families + Giveaway]
As part of the Southern Summer Bucket List, I’ve partnered with InnovaDiscs to introduce y’all to Disc Golf & offer a giveaway to get you started! Enter the giveaway after reading about our first round of disc golf. It was a total blast and exceeded my expectations in every way possible.
My family and I went out to a Disc Golf course with some knowledgeable relatives. Eve & Dustin joined us for a round of Disc Golf, at a local course, to show us the ropes and get us started in this fun sport. Fortunately, they’ve been collecting InnovaDiscs for many years and had plenty to go around. Dustin explained that there are a wide variety of discs for different playing purposes and, if you advance in skill, you may shop around for different types to better suit your needs & skill level. He informed us that InnovaDiscs offer a wide variety for every player’s need,s from beginner to advanced!
I’ve never really enjoyed throwing discs and I know I’m not one for golf. So, I didn’t have high expectations for this sport that seems to combine two things I don’t really enjoy. But, I was totally wrong. These InnovaDiscs are nothing like their clunky counterparts from my childhood. They’re sleek and specially designed for the sport. The courses are nothing like a traditional golf course. Our first experience was at Oregon Park in Cobb County, Georgia. We traversed a variety of environments throughout the park, during the course of our game; going from wide open fields & rolling hills through patches of trees and alongside a creek. It was like taking a nature walk with the fun twist of a game that added to the dun & discovery. A major part of the fun, for us, was feeling connected with nature, strategically trying to avoid natural obstacles like trees & creeks, and getting in some long distance throws when we came to the field areas.
We took turns throwing our discs toward the, “baskets,” which take the place of holes in traditional golf. Being our first game, Eve & Dustin suggested we play, “chains.” It’s a modified version of the game to make it a little easier on beginners. As long as the disc touches the basket, it counts as a score. Playing this modified version takes the pressure off of having to get the disc to land in the basket, every time. Although, my youngest was determined to land his discs in the baskets.
I decided to try Disc Golf after seeing my son’s enthusiasm for another disc sport, Ultimate. He has expressed that he enjoys Disc Golf even more than that. So, I think we’ll become regulars around the Disc Golf courses in our area. Luckily, Georgia State Parks has several disc golf courses we can explore. You can learn more about the Georgia State Parks Disc Golf Courses, here. There are several other resources to help you locate a Disc Golf Course near you! Disc Golf Atlanta & for those of you outside our region, Disc Course Review, can help locate courses anywhere.
Now, for the big giveaway! InnovaDiscs and I are giving away a DX Three Pack Disc Set & a Starter Bag. The disc set includes three discs hand-picked for ease of use. You’ll receive a fairway driver for long distances, a mid-range driver and a disc golf putter. InnovaDiscs included a Starter Bag, which will hold up to 7 discs, to store & carry your new set.