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National Disc Golf Day

Grab your discs and head outdoors - it's National Disc Golf Day! Enjoy a day of friendly competition with friends and family.
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It's time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors on National Disc Golf Day, the first Saturday of August! This day celebrates the popular sport of disc golf, which has been around since 1976. It's a fun and exciting game that combines frisbee throwing with traditional golf rules. You can play it in your own backyard or at a nearby disc golf course. The object is to throw your disc into a target, such as a basket, with as few throws as possible. So grab your friends and family and head out for some fun in the sun this National Disc Golf Day!

History of National Disc Golf Day

National Disc Golf Day Dates

National Disc Golf Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Frisbee Golf</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kevin Donnelly organized Frisbee golf tournaments as part of his recreation project while studying at the University of California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Disc Golf Target</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ed Headrick, often called the ‘Father of Disc Golf’, invented the first Disc Pole Hole, a standardized target for the game.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Disc Golf Tournament</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first official disc golf tournament, named the “American Flying Disc Open” was held in Michigan in 1976.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of PDGA</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) was established, providing guidelines, setting standards, and promoting the sport worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rapid Growth in Course Numbers</div><div class='timeline-text'>The number of disc golf courses in the United States reached 1,000, showing rapid growth of the sport.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National Disc Golf Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Professional Disc Golf Association declared the first Saturday in August as National Disc Golf Day to celebrate the sport.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Disc Golf Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play a game of disc golf</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab your friends and head to the local disc golf course for a game. Put your skills to the test and enjoy the day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a disc golf tournament</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over to host a disc golf tournament in your backyard or local park. This is a great way to make National Disc Golf Day even more special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a disc golf event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out local disc golf clubs and organizations to see what events they are hosting for National Disc Golf Day. You may find a tournament, clinic, or other fun event going on.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Buy a new disc</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate National Disc Golf Day than by buying yourself a new disc? Head to your local disc golf store and check out the newest discs on the market.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself on the rules of disc golf</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to brush up on the rules of disc golf so you can be sure you are playing correctly and fairly. There are some great resources online that can help you with this.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Disc Golf Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Disc Golf is a Great Form Of Exercise</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Disc golf requires a lot of physical activity, including running, throwing and walking. You'll definitely break a sweat playing a round of disc golf, making it the perfect way to get some fresh air and get your heart rate up!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Disc Golf Can Be Played Anywhere</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't need much equipment to play disc golf; all you need is yourself and a few discs. This makes it easy to grab your gear and take the game anywhere you want - from the beach to the park or even your own backyard!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Disc Golf Is Fun For Everyone</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're new to the sport or an experienced pro, there's no denying that disc golf is a blast for people of all skill levels. Families can enjoy a friendly competition out on the course, or friends can have some competitive fun together!</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts for National Disc Golf Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Disc Golf is Completely Free in Many Places</h3><p class='facts-content'>In most places, especially public parks, there is no fee required to play disc golf. This makes it an affordable option for recreational activity.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Disc Golf is One of the Fastest Growing Sports in the World</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Professional Disc Golf Association reports a steady annual increase in members, and the number of disc golf courses is soaring globally, signifying a rapid growth.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Steady Wind Can Heavily Impact a Disc Golf Game</h3><p class='facts-content'>Disc golfers often have to take into account the wind's direction and strength when tossing their discs. A strong gust can drastically alter the disc's trajectory.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Disc Golfers Have Specialised Discs for Different Parts of the Game</h3><p class='facts-content'>Just like in traditional golf, disc golfers use different discs for drives, mid-range shots, and putts. These discs vary in shape, size, and weight to better suit the type of throw needed.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Longest Disc Golf Throw Ever Recorded was Over 1,100 Feet</h3><p class='facts-content'>Professional disc golfer David Wiggins Jr. holds the world record for the longest disc golf throw, a mind-boggling distance of 1,109.8 feet (338.6 m).</p></div></div>

National Disc Golf Day FAQs

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National Disc Golf Day Dates

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2023

Aug 5

Saturday

2024

Aug 3

Saturday

2025

Aug 2

Saturday

2026

Aug 1

Saturday

2027

Aug 7

Saturday

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