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Disc Golf, A Little Known Sport

Barrett Brown and Georgia Rowland

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Disc golf is an outdoor sport that has slowly been making it way into the spotlight,

especially in Fayetteville. Disc golf has grown quickly throughout the country through its

increasing popularity and player base having several parks around the country.

What really is disc golf? Disc golf originated in Canada, but quickly made its way into

the United States. Once in the states, disc golf had a rocky beginning, growing very slowly until

the 2000s when it almost doubled its courses built and player base within ten years. Today, disc

golf has more than half a million active players with over 1,600 courses nationwide. According

to The United States Disc Golfing Championship, disc golf is one of America’s fastest growing

sports. However, it still does not have the following of that of other big name sports such as

football and soccer due to how new it is and its small exposure.

Jaden Crossfield, a freshmen, knew very little of the sport besides that there are fields to

play on by Lake Fayetteville. Despite this, he was open to idea of playing disc golf but wanted to

learn more about it first. “I know some parks around town have places you can play at but

besides that, I haven’t really looked into it. I’m always open to new things but I’d have to get a

better understanding of what it is first and judge it from there.” Damian Small, another freshman,

also said he was open to the idea of playing of trying disc golf comparing it to that of Ultimate

Frisbee. “I’ve always loved playing Ultimate Frisbee when I had PE, I would be down to give

this a try!”

Disc golf is a sport that almost everyone can participate in. Fayetteville has several

locations and parks where people can go to play. However, many of its citizens do not know this

due to the sports lack of exposure and popularity. Disc golf has potential to become a top sport

and is a hobby that thousands of people enjoy daily.

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