Disc golf is played like traditional golf, but uses a flying disc instead of a ball and clubs. The object of the sport is to complete each hole in the fewest throws. A player throws a golf disc from a tee area toward a target or "hole". As a player progresses down the fairway, they must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. Trees, shrubs, and terrain along the fairways provide challenges for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. The target can be made from any suitable equipment, but the most common target is an elevated metal basket called a Pole Hole®.
Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, but there are some key differences that make disc golf enjoyable and accessible for people of all ages. 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. Disc golf can be played at any age, making it a great lifetime fitness sport. It's also easy to learn and accessible for people of all physical abilities. Players can match their pace to their capabilities and proceed from there.
Many parks and golf courses throughout Winnipeg and Manitoba are set up for disc golf, and most are free for use. Where permanent disc golf facility aren't available, players often create courses in nearby parks and green spaces.
Disc Golf Manitoba is a volunteer committee that works through MODS to raise the exposure of the sport and create new disc golf programs while helping to create infrastructure and maintenance of existing courses in Manitoba. As the need for more courses, materials, instructors and programs continues, Disc Golf Manitoba helps to secure memberships and registrations for programs and events, maintains existing courses, and works with Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports (MODS) for funding on new courses.
We have created a place for everyone to report their lost disc or report a disc that they found that doesn't belong to them. You have the option to upload a photo if you have one, add a description of the disc that might help identify it and leave your contact information so you can be easily contacted if someone finds your disc, or if someone claims a disc you have. Hopefully this can help get disc back to their rightful owner with ease! Please click look for your disc here to see if your disc has been found before reporting is as lost.