Disc Golf Tournament March 16

Disc golf tournament date set for March 16th @ Clifton Estate disc golf course! All are welcome to attend, $20 entrance fee. Come try it out !

Not sure what Disc Golf is? Read on for some information from the PDGA’s Guide to Disc Golf:

What is Disc Golf?

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”. The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket.

As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are a few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.

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Image from Kings County Advertiser/Register. Disc golf enthusiast Tony Gallant showcases his skills at one of the tees at Haliburton House, Windsor NS.
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Image from Kings County Register/Advertiser. A sign has been installed behind Haliburton House Museum that shows the map of Clifton Estate.

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