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Equipment for Disc Golf

Disc golf is similar to regular golf in many ways. Instead of using clubs and a ball, the player throws a Frisbee disc, and tries to hit individual targets in as few throws as possible. Below are the items you need to play disc or Frisbee golf. Note that the actual equipment needed may vary depending on the level of play, the location of the course, and the preferences of the player.

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Here are the basic pieces of equipment needed for Frisbee golf, also known as disc golf:

A disc golf course is of a similar layout to regular golf, though the distance to the holes is usually shorter, between 80m and 150m and are rated par 3, though longer and shorter ones can also be designed.

Around the course is a set of baskets. The target in disc golf is a chain-link basket with a metal basket on the top to catch the discs. The basket is usually mounted on a metal pole and is designed to be easily portable.

For the player, the most essential piece of equipment needed for disc golf is a set of discs. There are different types of discs used for different shots, including drivers, mid-range discs, and putters. The discs used in disc golf are smaller and heavier than those used for the other popular disc sport, ultimate Frisbee.

A bag is used to carry the discs around the course. It may be a simple backpack or a specialized disc golf bag with compartments for discs, drinks, and other accessories.

A scorecard and pencil is required to keep track of the player's score, as well as the scores of their competitors.

Other items that may be useful are a water bottle to stay hydrated during a round of disc golf, and maybe a first-aid kit. Since disc golf is typically played outdoors, it is important to protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

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