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Perth Disc Golf Open 2012

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by Simone Lee (subscribe)
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Play fun, easy Disc (Frisbee) Golf at any age
The first time we had seen this played was at The Maze in Bullsbrook. What am I talking about? Disc Golf. What is Disc Golf? It's an easier way to play golf.

Using a Frisbee or flyable disc, which is effectively your 'ball,' you throw it into a raised chain bucket, the 'hole' and attempt to complete the course with the least amount of throws. So I suppose you could see your arm as the 'club.'

Playing together with your family, friends or a group of people is really fun. To discover this in more detail and maybe spark an interest, please read here.

The facts: Disc Golf is taking off in Australia and can be played practically anywhere anytime. All you require is a Frisbee and something to throw into. Some parks have free setups for this growing sport and other facilities have fixed official grounds for amateurs, professionals and any ability or age.

For a first-hand experience, come to Perry Lakes Reserve in Floreat, Perth on Sunday, 11th November, 2012 and participate or spectate in a day of Disc Golf fun and competition. Start time still TBA.

Paul Arden, the Director of Competitions, will most likely keep everyone posted as we get closer to the date. Track details here or via 'Latest News' on the ADG website.

Entry prices, which support Telethon, also buy you a Frisbee and vouchers. They are as follows:

Kids - $20 each

Adults 16 & over - $30 each

Family of 2 adults & 2 kids - $80

Teams of 4 Players - $100

So gather a few people together, leave Sunday 11th November free and make your way to Perry Lakes Reserve for some Disc Golf action.

If you find these prices a little too steep or can't handle the competition, there are currently two permanent venues for Disc Golf in Western Australia:

The first is Rob Hancock Memorial Golf Course in Mulligan Drive, Greenwood, otherwise known as Cockman Park.

The second is located at The Maze, as previously mentioned. Found in Bullsbrook; follow the signs when you get closer to 1635 Neaves Road.

Initially another one came up as well. Ferguson Valley Disc Golf in Ferguson Valley, which is located not far from the infamous 'Gnomesville.'

Although I have to say, on further investigation, I'm not able to locate any further information on this one.

Entry fees or game prices are said to be cheaper at fixed venues, instead of an official event, such as the one listed above for November. Nonetheless, it's a sport that's easy to take up, good for your health and don't forget the fun part.

Useful sites for Disc Golf internationally, nationally and in Perth are:

Perth Disc Golf

Western Australian Flying Disc Association

ADG or Australian Disc Golf is like a governing body or delegate for Disc Golf in Australia. To find out more on their role, please visit here.

Australian Flying Disc Association

Professional Disc Golf Association

Remember, don't knock it until you try it!
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Why? Get involved in a fun, active game at any age
When: Sunday, 11th November, 2012
Where: Perry Lakes Reserve, Floreat
Cost: Various
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