Disc Golf Rules for Big Lake Disc Golf Tournament (Gladstone Park)
Objective of the Game – Complete each hole in as few throws as you can from the tee area to landing in the basket or chains. Keep your score for a total of the entire course.
Tee Throws – Each hole begins with a tee throw. Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area. A numbered tee post identifies the tee area. Tee shots must be taken from behind and within 8 ft. of the marker post on the side of the post from which the number sign extends.
Lie – The lie is the spot where the player’s previous throw has landed. The player’s subsequent throw is made with at least one foot directly behind the marked lie. The second foot is not to be closer to the basket than the lie.
Fairway Throws – Fairway throws must be made from directly behind the lie. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, is allowed, unless the lie is within 10 meters of the target. Any shot within 10 meters of the target requires that the player not move past the lie until the disc is at rest.
Unplayable Lie – Any disc that comes to rest above the ground is considered an unplayable lie. The disc must be thrown from the lie on the ground, directly underneath the unplayable lie, or relocated to avoid damage to the vegetation. (No penalty stroke.) When a lie is completely unplayable a player may choose to count one stroke and throw from a relief location, close to the lie but no closer to the basket than the actual lie. (Example – In the middle of a blackberry patch)
Out of Bounds- There is no out of bounds in this tournament.
Throwing Order – The player with the least amount of strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole. After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first.
SAFETY FIRST – Never throw when players or park users are within range. Always give park users the right of way. Be aware of your surroundings and environment.
• Remain quiet and avoid unnecessary movements while others are throwing.
• Stand behind the player who is throwing until throw is complete.
• Remove disc from Disc Basket after all players on the team have completed the hole.
• Help new players learn the rules.
• Do not alter the course (trees, bushes, etc.) in any way.
Remember the most important rule:
“The one who has the most fun wins!”
Though disc golf can be a competitive sport and score kept, each player is really competing with themselves, attempting to do the best they possibly can. With a positive attitude always encourage all other players to do the same. Congratulate excellent shots and never rejoice at a shot gone wrong.
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