Disc golf equipment can be pretty pricey and we think that shouldn’t keep you away from the course. Aside from the discs themselves, the other equipment can be super easy to re-create with things around the house, in the garage, or even just in nature! We have seen tons of DIY videos for unique equipment and the opportunities are endless when choosing materials. Here are some videos of the best disc golf cart and basket we have seen!
Getting Creative with Equipment
The cool thing about building your own equipment, is how unique it makes you as a player! You don’t need to have brand name to throw better. Not only does custom apparatuses show you have creative skills, but it shows confidence and determination out on the course. Keep in mind, these are just a few videos. We have also seen laundry hampers turn into disc golf baskets, wheel barrels turn into carts, and pretty much anything used for disc markers! Custom equipment is what we’re all about at Flydiscs! Submit a video through Instagram by posting and tagging @flydiscs and we’ll repost your video!
If you are a disc golf fanatic you may wonder about the history of the sport. Disc golf saw it’s start in 1976 when “Steady” Ed Headrick, known today as the father of disc golf, established the Disc Golf Association (DGA). A couple years previous, Headrick approached the county of Los Angeles Park and Recreation Department about installing a disc golf course. This idea would soon form into the first ever permanent course located in Oak Grove Park.
Disc Golf Course Origination and Growth
The first disc golf competition took place shortly thereafter in 1969 at Brookside Park in Pasadena, CA. It was on of the many events included the “All Comers Meet” and Jay Shelton took home the win. This competition sparked a fire in many players and was key in aiding in the growth of the sport as many disc golf players began to get more serious now that there were official competitions taking place and exponentially more disc golf courses being built. In 1982 DGA published “Pocket Guide for the Game of Disc Golf by Ed Headrick” which listed 117 US disc golf course locations. This guide served as a bible of sorts for dedicated disc golf players. This guide was instrumental for players. Before it’s publication, disc golfers had to resort to word of mouth to locate courses. Some even resorted to creating makeshift courses on their own.
By 1985 209 courses existed and were detailed in the “Flying Disc Golf Course Directory”, edited by Allen Risley and published by the Professional Disc Golf Association. The PDGA stills exists today as the main source for all disc golf information. Their directory is updated with every new recorded course and now includes a user friendly map for convenience.
Today there are over 4,00 registered disc golf courses across the United States. Take a look at the directory to find the course nearest to you and get out there! With our custom discs and equipment you will be ready to step out on any disc golf course.
Are you looking for the perfect accessory to step up your disc golf game? We’ve got you covered. Once you’ve ordered your custom discs from Fly Discs, you’ll want somewhere classy to store them. We offer a variety of disc golf bags on our site that offer easy storage and travel for your discs. Travel in […]