Disc GolfDisc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®
The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". the hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket.
As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are few differences, though. 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." It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.
Source: Professional Disc Golf Association.
PDGA EuropeAt present PDGA Europe is a Steering Committee consisting of PDGA affiliated Country Representatives and the PDGA International Coordinator. The committee is empowered to take Europe-wide decisions involving PDGA Tour, events, membership and related disc golf standards, and is supported financially and otherwise by PDGA HQ. As resources and infrastructure are developed, PDGA Europe is seen as becoming more formalized and, with time, an incorporated and self-sustaining entity. It is a goal to achieve this in 2010.
- Strengthen and support the growth of disc golf in Europe through continued implementation of the PDGA affiliated country and international program
- Set tour standards for classification of PDGA affiliated European events into appropriate tiers within the different countries
- Set standards for classification of European players into universal Professional and Amateur divisions for competition in PDGA events in Europe and around the world
- Increase the professionalism and marketability of EuroTour events to local and regional communities, businesses, and the media
- Support the growth of National Associations through affiliation with PDGA Europe
- Strengthen the PDGA brand as the global leader in organized/competitive disc golf
ContactsProfessional Disc Golf Association HQ
IDGC - Wildwood Park
3828 Dogwood Lane
Appling, GA 30802
Phone: +1 706 261 6342
P.O. Box 563
Phone: +41 62 391 9040
MembershipPDGA Europe is running a so called affiliation membership with their European members. To obtain affiliation a country/association should fulfill some criterias, and it is the PDGA Country Coordinator in each country that collects, sends and pays the membership to PDGA HQ.
Read more about membership on the PDGA website here. Please contact your PDGA Country Coordinator to obtain the special affilated rates though.