THE COURSE — There are many out there who don't know much about disc golf — and that's too bad because it's awesome.
I played disc golf for the first time about a year ago and I couldn't get enough of it. I'm not good at it, but I didn't care because it was fun.
There is something satisfying about throwing discs. They're not just frisbees, and we're trying to land them in a metal basket.
It was also nice that I didn't have to pay to play, unlike real golf, which took all my money and left me destitute and depressed. With disc golf, I had money in my pocket to get a burger and I didn't have the existential crisis of trying to figure out why I spend so much time, effort and money on a sport that seems to despise me.
If you still don't think disc golf is pretty cool, then I want to share this video with you.
This is disc golfer James Conrad at the 2021 Disc Golf World Championships right here in Ogden.
Conrad steps up to the tee box on the 16th hole and stares down a 319-foot par 3. He collects his thoughts and then unloads. The disc flies perfectly against the majestic backdrop of blue sky and mountains and eventually starts heading for the basket. You can feel and hear the excitement of the crowd as they grow cautiously optimistic that they're about the see something amazing. The disc takes an incredible flight path and curves back around a tree to fall perfectly into the basket.
Disc golf is cool, and I'm not going to back down from that statement.