Your child knows what golf is, and she's probably played with a frisbee. But what about "frisbee golf"?
Frisbee golf is a game that incorporates the rules of golf with the fun of frisbee. And since you can make any number of "holes" in a course, it's the perfect outdoor activity for an hour or an afternoon! Here's how to get started:
What You Need:
- At least one frisbee for each player (more if you anticipate losing any of the frisbees along the way)
- Large basket such as a laundry basket for each "hole"
- Park or similar large open space
What You Do:
- First, you will need to set up a course with the abilities of the players in mind. A course that is much too difficult will only result in frustration, while a course that is too easy will grow boring after a short while. Parents and kids should make some exploratory frisbee tosses to see how far and how accurate their throws can be.
- For the first hole, mark a starting spot, and then place the basket some distance away. Near the first basket, mark the start for the second hole, and place the second basket a realistic distance from that point. Repeat for as many holes as you like. Trees and other obstacles should probably be avoided, but keep in mind that these can make the game more fun!
- Now it's time to start the game! Each player should make their first toss from the starting point for that hole. After everyone has tossed once, each player should make a second toss from wherever their frisbee landed (assuming, of course, that no one has scored a "basket-in-one." Keep going until everyone has made their frisbee into the basket and keep track of how many tosses it takes each person. You may want to keep a written tally or choose to keep track in your head or not keep track at all.
- Repeat for as many holes as your course contains, and remember: practice makes perfect!