Two disc golf courses span Rothwell Park. The courses are open from 5:00a.m. – 11:00p.m. and are FREE to use. However, we do ask that you respect the course and clean up your litter. If you notice any hazards or maintenance concerns, please contact the Park Maintenance office at (660) 263-3815 or call one of the Park Rangers at (660) 998-0143.
We always welcome feedback on the course. If you have any suggestions or comments, please call the Parks and Recreation Department main office number (660) 269-8705 X 2040.
WHAT IS DISC GOLF?
(EXCERPTED FROM WWW.PDGA.COM)
Disc 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, least 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.
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Specially-abled and disabled participate, giving them the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with a member base of 40,000+, is the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf courses are found in countries worldwide.
Why should I play?
The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes one to two hours, and may be played alone, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling tee times. And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves "hooked;" increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the expense - or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $15, and it only takes one for basic play.
And, of course, there's the sheer fun of the game - no matter what your age or skill level!
Play Disc Golf - It's in the Air!!!
Moberly Parks and Recreation, along with the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association and five other cities in Mid-Missouri will be hosting a multi-city disc golf tournament beginning this August. This event is open to all ages and ability levels, and new players are encouraged to come out and develop their skills. Click on the link above for more information, or go to the MPRA website at www.mopark.org to register.
Another Great weekend gone, one more to go in the points race! Thank you all again for the continued support of the Bluebird Series. Click below to see the updated scores. Again, as you can see, this last event can make the difference of who goes on to the finals, so I hope to see you all there in Mexico this Saturday. Overall Standings
Click HERE for the Magic City Flyers Website
Click HERE for the Professional Disc Golf Association