A golfer and a caddie walk up to a tee box…
Caddie: You’ve got about 200 yards to the hole here, boss
Golfer: what’s the best approach here?
Caddie: You’ll want to throw one long-range down the middle of the fairway, then tomahawk throw in for a birdie.
Golfer: Cool, got it.
Wait, what? That’s right folks, we’re talkin’ disc golf. Some call if frolfing (frisbee golfing) – a game in which a frisbee is thrown into each of a series of metal baskets on an outdoor course. The goal is to complete the course using the fewest possible throws (just like traditional golf).
And, although traditional golf in the south during the fall is a beautiful sight, playing 18 with a couple of frisbees through a forest of colors ain’t bad either (plus, you can ditch the fancy clothes and cart fees).
Century Park in Greer: #2
Grand Central Station in Central: #4
Sertoma Field in Walhalla: #8
Timmons Park in Greenville: #10
(You can check out the full list of courses within 50 miles of Greenville here.)
We even have our very own disc golf club right here in the Upstate. If you think you can rip one down the fairway with the best of them, we suggest trying your hand at their two tournaments coming up this fall:
Upstate Ace Race | October 22 | Timmons Park
19th Annual Upstate Classic (in partnership with the City) | November 4 – 5 | Timmons Park
+ a few more coming up throughout the state if you’re willing to make the drive
Thinking of giving it a try? We suggest first watching this sweet shot challenge video (which has 1.8M views) and reading up on the basics. When you’re ready to play, these stores can hook you up with the necessary discs: