|SPORT||Disc Golf||LOCATION||North Berwick|
|CLUB CONTACT||Seamus Scanlonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Disc Golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of hitting a ball into a hole, you throw a more streamlined looking Frisbee disc into a supported metal basket. The goal is the same: to complete the course in the fewest number of shots. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to each basket, which is the "hole." As players progress down the fairway, they must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs and terrain changes in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
Everyone can play disc golf. In studies measuring participation in recreational activities, "throwing a Frisbee" has consistently been a top-ten activity. A disc golf course serves a broader portion of the community than many narrower interest activities with higher cost, skill or fitness levels required to even begin to play. Men and women, young and old, families with small children -- all can play disc golf. Because disc golf is so easy to understand and enjoy, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities and proceed from there.
The East Lothian Disc Golf Club have formed to promote disc golf as an environmentally and socially beneficial sport that is challenging and rewarding for people of all ages and backgrounds and can co-exist amicably with other recreational activities in the area. We would like to propose a public 18 hole Disc Golf Course free to the general public. There are now more than 2000 Disc Golf courses in the United States and Canada, close to 300 from the tip of Scandinavia thru Europe with Eighteen in the UK, Edinburgh is not yet represented.
They have found that there are few recreational activities that offer the high benefit-to-cost ratio of disc golf. Disc golf has relatively low capital and maintenance costs compared with other recreational installations, it is environmentally sound, is played year-round in all climates and is enjoyed immediately even by beginners of all ages. If you would like to learn more about Disc Golf or to give it a try please get in touch via our Twitter, Facebook or on the email above.
See you on the course!