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2Recreational Disc Golf Rules

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  • fun2throw
    Apr 22, 2006
      Recreational Disc Golf Rules

      While these are not the rules used for competitive disc golf (see
      PDGA.com), they are appropriate for beginners - tournament rules are
      much more detailed and specific.

      1. Be considerate of all park resources, obey the park regulations, and
      don't litter!

      2. Disc golf is played using flying discs instead of a ball. One stroke
      is counted each time the disc is thrown, or when a penalty is incurred.
      The object is to get the lowest score.

      3. Throws from the Tee must be completed from within the designated Tee

      4. Order of play - After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest
      from the hole always throws first. The player with the fewest strokes on
      the previous hole is the first to tee off.

      5. Stance - Fairway throws must be made with the foot closest to the
      hole within 12 inches behind the spot where the last throw came to rest.
      The other foot may be no closer to the hole.

      6. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, are allowed when
      more than 30 feet from the hole. Closer than 30 feet, a player may not
      step past the lie. "Falling" or "jumping" putts are not allowed.

      7. Mandatory - There may be objects on the course considered Mandatories
      or Mandos. Discs must be thrown in a particular direction past these
      objects, typically for safety reasons. The direction required direction
      is indicated on the scorecard or the Tee post. Throwing your disc past
      the Mando in the wrong direction will cost you a one stroke penalty, and
      you must then make your next throw from the designated drop zone. At
      Boulder Woods, this is a point 10 feet back from the missed Mando
      directly toward the Tee box.

      8. A disc that comes to rest inside the basket or chains constitutes
      successful completion of that hole. A disc that comes to rest on top of
      the pole hole does NOT constitute a successful putt.

      9. A throw that lands out-of-bounds is to be carried in and played from
      the point where the disc went out-of-bounds, with a one stroke penalty.
      Out of bounds areas might include roads, water, pavilions, and walkways.
      Alternate recreational rules do not include penalty strokes, but you
      should still carry your disc back in bounds at about where it went out.
      Only the Lake is out-of-bounds at Boulder Woods.

      10. Never throw until the players ahead of you are out of range, and
      until the fairway is completely clear of spectators and park guests. Be
      polite and patient in waiting for others to clear your path or skip that
      hole and play it later.

      That's it! Have fun on the Recreational Boulder Woods Disc Golf Course.

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