I am really looking forward to the opening of the new disc golf course at H.V. Griffin Park. I've only played once before -- at our T-G company picnic a year or two ago at Henry Horton State Park. Morris Winfrey of our production staff and his adult sons play frequently, and Morris showed the game to several of us that day. I wasn't very good, but I had a great time and think maybe I could improve with practice.
The game is played much like golf, except that you're throwing flying discs (think of Frisbee, which is a brand name). Generally, the discs used for disc golf are a little smaller and denser than the Frisbee you throw around the back yard. Real serious players carry more than one disc during a round -- they have one or two different "drivers" that they throw for distance, and a "putter" that has better accuracy when they reach the hole. It's perfectly legal to substitue one disk for another in this way.
The hole, by the way, is a metal basket on a pole. It has a drape of chains above it, so that if you can throw your disk into the chains, they will "catch" the disc and it will drop into the basket below.
With the recent nice weather, I'm hoping to get out a day or two and just try to throw for distance, work on the sort of running throw and release that disc golf players use.