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Disc golfer throws 530ft hole in one after slipping

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kausthubnarayan

TIL there is a sport called Disc Golf.


itsameamariobro

Has been for a very long time. It’s fun and a great work out.


nikola_144

Don’t skip leg day!


ChuckinTheCarma

Don’t slip leg day!


Xoron101

Don't slip on game day Dammit....


GreatMuna

Don't sleep on game day..


Malijaffri

Instructions unclear, stayed up the whole night.


SK8ERCRE8ER

Don’t day on leg slip game


delvach

Don't slip a disc!


itsameamariobro

Good sport.


dhskiskdferh

I always thought it was kinda dumb but honestly it looks pretty fun. Especially if you suck at golf


codyummk

It scratches the same itch as golf and is a lot cheaper.


bravoredditbravo

A lot of towns where I live have municipal disc golf courses that are free. If you want to dip your toe into it you just need a Frisbee. Once you get hooked then you can spend money on different "clubs" etc.


ToManyFlux

Can’t stop buying discs…


NiceTryKemosabe

So many discs... then you start buying collectors discs that you never throw... soon you build shelves in the garage... it never ends


daveysanderson

and then, before you know it, you have an entire corner of your garage dedicated to dyeing discs and making cricut stencils


beero

Holy fuck you people need drugs.


djpriceless

Oh that's part of it already


Notrdame766

It's a great way to spend the day getting high and walking around the park with some friends


LSDMTHCKET

smoking on the course is almost a given for most casual players haha


Trespeon

I have an entire collection, that I’ve found hidden deep in the bush. Lol


x777x777x

At least go to Walmart and buy an actual disc golf disc. It’s not any more expensive than a frisbee and won’t be awful to play with like a frisbee. If there is ANY kind of wind, a frisbee is going to suck bad.


0vrkil

I agree if you’re playing with someone who can adjust your throw. A lot of people know how to throw a frisbee and might not understand how to make a disc fly without some adjustments. Wind sucks regardless.


x777x777x

That’s fair. Definitely tough to learn to throw by yourself with zero instruction


kmkmrod

My boss took our group. We made fun of him for thinking this would be a good time. We all apologized, it was a very good time.


itsameamariobro

I thought the same but some courses started popping up around my way. I’m in south Louisiana so it’s hot af. Good sweat good exercise. There’s actually different discs, driving long-mid, approach and putters. One of our courses is pretty cool. It’s like the one shown here in the woods where you have to curve the disc between the trees. Edit: auto correct


jimmynicky

At first glance I was thinking this was the course on the LA Tech campus in Ruston.


Swichts

Same. Always had the impression it was a bunch of stoner hippies throwing frisbees at trees while passing bongs around. My friends took me out 6 years ago for my first time, have played almost every weekend since. Great sport!


hexables

It is a bunch of stoner hippies throwing frisbees but yeah I agree it’s fun as hell. Just played a round myself today, really got into it after my city built a course right as Covid lockdowns set in and I played by myself 3-4 days a week


pfohl

It’s stoner hippies or church youth groups.


x777x777x

It’s definitely a bunch of stoner hippies except for the serious guys. The guy in the gif is a top pro.


asdrfgbn

> I always thought it was kinda dumb why would it be dumb, throwing stuff into other somethings is the main goal of like 8/10 sports.


Tekkzy

Don't worry, you can suck at disc golf too


grizzlybarron

I know what you mean I always thought golf was kinda dumb but it looks pretty fun. Especially if you suck at disc golf


roknir

Can you explain the great workout part?


Figrappi

You're a Redditor, just going outside is a workout.


depthninja

I got winded just reading this.


BASK_IN_MY_FART

I passed wind just reading this.


roknir

Hang on, I have to go pick up my pizza


daveysanderson

My average game nets me around 6k steps or so for 18 holes on a large course, and then I'm constantly carrying a ~25lb bag of discs/stool/drinks. It has been very helpful as a casual exercise and an excuse to go out into the woods with a couple buddies and shoot the shit for a couple hours.


Billabo

> ~25lb bag of stool Eww ^^^^:P


daveysanderson

pack it in, pack it out ;)


captainkirkthejerk

It's not. I am an avid disc golfer and play 3-5 times a week. It's a fantastic hobby and a great reason to spend a day walking around the woods. The game has many merits, the community is extremely friendly and welcoming, and I absolutely love to share the sport. But honestly, it's not a workout in the slightest. People who claim disc golf is a workout are people who consider walking a workout.


Issey27

Walking is a workout. If you walked everyday, maybe around the amount you would during 18-holes of dg, and ate a good diet, you'd be in better shape than the majority of americans. Most people are just sedentary shit-food consumers. Obviously you won't develop a crazy physique or anything from it, though.


Legoman1357

Gotta move yourself the 530 ft to the basket or howevrr far it is for each hole. Courses are typically 18 holes. Plus the throwing motion takes a good bit of energy and you average between 60 to 100 throws


cgrand88

So... Walking?


EBtwopoint3

A round can easily be a couple miles of walking overall, with up/down hills, the actual throws themselves, etc. You’ll burn 3 or 400 calories pretty easily while having more fun than just walking a trail. That’s a good workout. Workout doesn’t just mean lifting weights


captainkirkthejerk

Yes.. but you're also typically carrying at least a six-pack of beer. It's practically condition training once you really look at it.


The_Dirty_Carl

It's only a great workout if you consider going for a walk to be a great workout. It's not nothing, but it's not much either.


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caminator

Depends on the course really, and your pace. If you play solo you can move pretty fast if you want. And some courses can have quite a bit of elevation change.


fermbetterthanfire

Is it really? I've played a lot of ultimate frisbee... but always just assumed that disc golf was about as much exercise as golf


BringMeTheBigKnife

I mean golf is quite a workout if you don't have a cart. Carrying your bag up and down hills all day in the sun, probably a 8-10 mile walk


finishyasuppa

Well it depends on the course as well. We have a local course that is through the woods and varies in elevation. You run through that thing a few times and I don’t care who you are, you’re winded.


NeverRespondsToInbox

Great work out is being mighty generous.


ThomasMarkov

> great work out We must have different ideas of how to play disc golf. When I played, we had a “must drink at least one beer each hole” rule.


PhishPhan85

Yea it’s fun but I would never say it’s a great work out.


cgrand88

Uhhh it's definitely fun, but I'm not sure what makes you think it's a great workout lol


Darren_Till_I_Die

Wait how is it a great workout? Genuinely curious


Ireallydontknowbuddy

Nah don't forget mosquito spra day. You won't make it out alive.


NeilDatgrassHighson

That’s Kevin Jones and he’s a beast. Check out Jomez Pro, everyone! Disc golf is wonderful and more people should try it!


NiceTryKemosabe

Jomez are the homies. CCDG is cool too. Both have YouTube channels covering the pro tournaments with sweet edits.


Ryan_Day_Man

Don't forget GK Pro and Gatekeeper Media!


PuffinOnAFuente

I’ve never played disc golf in my life, but I’ve watched every video Jomez put out. I’m fascinated at how good those guys are!


kobefable

Absolutely, even if you think it looks or sounds dumb just give it a try with a generic frisbee and your mind will be blown.


Ohiolongboard

Super fun and cheap, if you live in the US it’s in a lot of parks as well. I suggest you give it a shot, I can only throw 280-300ft


kausthubnarayan

I do actually! I need to definitely give it a shot. Looks like its pretty fun.


Ohiolongboard

You can get an innova starter pack at most sports stores for like 30 dollars and it’s all you need to play


itsameamariobro

Agreed and also, walking thru a wooded course trying to find your lost disc (lol), you’ll probably find others that people gave up on to add to your collection.


Ohiolongboard

Yessir! I have a mamba that i found and text the guy, hopefully he comes and picks it up but if not, free mamba lol


itsameamariobro

Nothing wrong with that! Name and number on the disc then give it a shot. I’ve given up on discs so I’d hope some one found it and can use it.


DogsOutTheWindow

Ding ding!! Back when I was playing I’d bought maybe two discs.


knick1982

A great place to look is the goodwill!! Check there frisbee section. I got a few for $.99 which is a flipping steal used. Once they catch on they were still only like 6.99


Malikai0976

App called Udisc will show you where courses are.


spinnerette_

And no need to buy new discs. Lots of shops sell used. Many folks take the time to fish through the parks, clean up the discs and resell for cheap. Just need a few different weights and you're good to start.


Advencraftgaming

TIL some people seriously don't know what disc golf is. Used to play it in gym in highschool sometimes.


YoungLinger

Me and my friends skipped school to smoke and disc like … every day. It’s why I’m so cool/unemployed today


ryan4888

TIL there are people not aware of disc golf


LXTRoach

Kevin Jones with the shot! KJ-USA!


NoTitsup

Disc golf mad fun bro


spinnerette_

Very enjoyable minus having to fetch discs out of the water. The people are real great. Lots of og dead heads. You'll often find "gifts" around the course from others. Always good fun.


Super_Gamps

It’s actually an excuse to go smoke weed in the forest. At least that’s how we played it.


fritzbitz

r/discgolf welcomes you.


Aether_Storm

Significantly cheaper than regular golf.


KnightLight03

Only knew about it because of Wii sports lol


Heater24

Have you been hiding in a hole or?! 😁 it is a hell of a work out as most courses are in the trees like this and there is usually lots of hiking involved ;) pretty fun. Hard but fun.


Nihilistnobody

Odds are there’s a course in your town that’s free! $30 starter set and you’re rolling.


cguess

It’s old enough to have been a joke in Seinfeld. Very fun and a great way to kill two hours in the woods.


LiamYanon

A Slipped Disc is no laughing matter


FerMFcillas

Boom crack-a-lacka


Afraid-Train

Boom crack a knee cappa


22Burner

This clip is at least a year old, *** original post was just not accurate. Guess it was a different clip of an ace with a torn ACL. My bad the Dude tore his ACL in his left leg on the throw


jfb3

No, he didn't. He had a couple of small bruises, that's all. He didn't miss any tournaments.


Low_Importance_9503

His name is Kevin Jones. He’s one of my favorite players, super down to earth


Ohiolongboard

Kevin is awesome, it’s always this ace and the philo shot that get posted but they’re both awesome people


Low_Importance_9503

I love Philos coaching vids. Dude’s got such smooth style


Ohiolongboard

That’s what kinda upsets me about his videos, he makes it seem so easy


Somnioblivio

> the philo shot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJjrkdigzbY


CCDG-Ian

That's my shot :)


IHaveTenderLoins

People from /r/all have no idea how big of a celebrity you are in the /r/DiscGolf community Thanks for all the hard work! CCDG has been a top tier production team for the last year or two, regardless of the sport.


Ohiolongboard

Thanks for linking, it’s the shot that got me into the game!


big_fig

That tourney last weekend hurt me to watch last few holes.


vagabond2421

+4 on one of the last holes, no?


Low_Importance_9503

Yeah he took a seven and lost his lead. Heart breaking


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Low_Importance_9503

Yup but seeing him sink that big putt on hole 18 was a good way to end it


Significant_Crow7120

oh he hasn’t let the celebrity of disc golf gone to his head? oh thank god…all that limelight


[deleted]

Believe it or not the top disc golfer recently signed a contract for 10 million bucks


Maczuna

Exactly what I was thinking lmfao


illoomi

especially after that fall


crofabulousss

I knew him in college


Typical-Distance-701

It’s a surprisingly fun sport that gives a workout.


bluecheetos

That sport was more frustrating than regular golf. All I have to do is throw a frisbee into those chains? Whatever. Seven throws later I am ready to rip a disc in half. Next hole is 500 yards, through a thicket, over a creek, surrounded by trees and uphill....its a par 4. Fuck y'all, now you"re just making fun of me. It just got worse from there. Next thing you know I have $400 invested in discs, I am practicing 3 hours a day, 12 year old kids are kicking my ass, damn geek from the library is 4 under for the round, my girlfriend runs off with him. I get lost in the woods trying to find my damn purple disc, I slip in deer shit, I have to trap squirrels and eat them raw to survive. I emerge weeks later,bloodied and battered, the course guy puts me down for a 12 and directs me to the next hole.


Typical-Distance-701

You weren’t the first and you won’t be the last my friend. Stay strong! Disc on!


MostlyBullshitStory

Someone give me a fucking cart at least.


3_7_11_13_17

Joke's on you, Zuca carts are $250 or more.


kratatatz

I almost believe this but in disc golf they use feet instead of yards so I call bullshit


guntherbabies

Yes, that was it. The one factor that was a dead giveaway, you discovered it. Excellent.


VileDevastation

Yeah, there’s no 500yd holes. Longest on the pro tour I think is 1300ft.


kylec00per

I'm not certain but I believe his story was slightly fabricated for the goof.


hyzerKite

League is rough.


ponderbetterplz

Have you been spying on me dude why would you steal my story like that


Random_Celebrity

I enjoyed reading this


Cfrules9

15 years ago it was the wild west. It was so much fun frolfing all these ninja courses on public and private property. People, being ~~people~~ pigs fucked it up though and they straight tore down our best established course here and locked down hard on the public lands courses as well.


kleptophobiac

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/mary-carillo-badminton-rant-athens-olympics


Ohiolongboard

It’s like hiking with frisbees, I love it


HawkeyeNation

Technically he threw it before he slipped.


akwynne

Thank god you noticed. Where would we be otherwise?


3_7_11_13_17

As a guy who once (or several times) ate shit off a slippery teepad, the slip is definitely before the throw.


ParfaitOwn

As a guy who's slipped once or twice, that follow through is very important in a lot of accuracy based sports. It's still really tight he aced it.


c5corvette

But it's not a hole in one until after he slips. By the time he slipped he had only thrown the disc.


zedextol

This is beautifully pedantic.


BillFox86

What everyone is missing is that this was intentional. The key to disk golf is the follow-through, which looks a lot like slipping and falling.


politirob

I took a screenshot of his fall and I’m dying of laughter https://imgur.com/gallery/ZDlWNV0


sidekicksuicide

Never go full QWOP


EmpathLessTraveled

That fucking game... I remember making it to the hurdle at the 50yard line, coincidentally in a very similar position as that screenshot.


DogsOutTheWindow

Lmfao this is dead on man!


LemonHerb

It looks like the way Jim Carrey falls to get a laugh


Matto_0

weirdest fall I've ever seen lol


BACKFLIPFOR1DOLLAR

Someone turned that pose into a parody professional sports logo a while ago.


Peanut_Punch32

dude looks like a skyrim character


NeilDatgrassHighson

Kevin Jones* Disc Golf needs more love from the people. Best reason to hang in the woods and smoke weed with friends.


LXTRoach

Or not! I play without weed or beer. Getting pretty good too!


NeilDatgrassHighson

Rock on! It’s definitely not needed. Just helps in my experience. Or at least gives justification for my shanks off the tee.


LXTRoach

Yea, I have no justification for those!


nomadofwaves

The beer is for hydration and numbing the pain of hitting the same tree 4 times.


doobied

You just made it sound 100x more fun that I had originally imagined


NeilDatgrassHighson

Real golf is hard and frustrating. Disc golf is hard and frustrating, but with lots of hippy types who just wanna have a good time. Are you near NH by chance? I’ll take you out for a round and give you a disc or two.


doobied

I am in NZ of all places! I wish I could though, thanks mate. I'm going to look and see if we have any courses in our country.


3_7_11_13_17

[You totally do! There are many!](https://i.imgur.com/mp04NcA.jpeg) Download the UDisc app to find the closest course to your home, (that's where I got the map in my image above from.) Most courses on the app include GPS-linked scorecards so that you can see exactly where you're supposed to throw, hole-by-hole. Grab a couple discs and start throwing! It's great fun.


TurKoise

Awww this is so wholesome ❤️


HaxorusOG

I actually went to high school with this guy. Incredible athlete. In football he was the starting WR, Safety, backup QB, returned punts, was also the punter and kicker. He was also a midfielder on the soccer team and led them in scoring the only two years he played (oh, and he played in the soccer state championship with a torn MCL). He went on to play college football for a bit before taking up disc golf full time. Yeah, he’s pretty next fucking level.


trader_jloos

i love people like this. just naturally athletic for no reason. hashtag blessed


snoopdoggslighter

Especially when they are humble and overall great people. I root for them through everything and I'm so happy to see them succeed.


CiftyFents

He really is. KJ USA!


OccamsRazer

He's a classy guy as well. He did a great job keeping it together at Glendoveer after throwing the lead with a quadruple bogey.


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It’s the fastest growing sport.


saltywings

Better stop growing. Too many damn people on my local courses. Get off my lawn plz.


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Discs are unavailable too lol


3_7_11_13_17

I bought 2 discs from Discraft when they dropped, paid $50 total (after shipping.) I hawked one on Facebook for $65 and kept the other to throw. That was 4 months ago, now that disc is worth $100 or more. COVID-reduced manufacturing + Rapid increase in player base = stupid resale market. (For people intimidated by this, keep in mind that this only applies to "limited edition" discs. It's still stupid cheap to snag a starter pack on Amazon) Edit: to whoever downvoted me, the buy limit from Discraft was 5 discs per customer, and I only bought 2. I originally wanted 2 throwers, but I got a Wonderbread foil. I didn't want to throw it (too pretty) and I don't believe in putting discs on my wall, so I sold it. I'm not a person who abuses manufacturer drops for resale. Fuck those people.


Wuffyflumpkins

\- every hobbyist, until their favorite manufacturer has to shut down because they don't get enough business to stay afloat


TKCerbs

It’s crazy. I used to just to able to walk on to any of my local courses. Now you show up, need to park 6 blocks away because the lot is full, and there is a line up at every tee. Everyone is throwing pars and you feel like shit because you just came out to have fun and can only drive 250 ft.


gajoujai

I thought it's pickleball. Both seem to be super fun and social though


truekeitaro

Fastest growing sport? These things have been in every park in the Chicagoland areas for like 20 years. And I barely see it take off but they try to sell these frisbees everywhere.


Stealthtt385

The sport is exploding in popularity. I would love to see where they're selling these discs everywhere... There are shortages of every single brand.


mrford86

Covid exploded the sport. Bored people wanted to get outside and do something. PGDA registration is up massively.


talviPOS

Disc golf popularity exploded about a year ago when it was almost only sport you could do safely due to covid. In Finland we had more than 50% growth in one year and about 10-20% growth every year for the last 10 years. We have +5,5 million people in Finland and it's estimated that 700 000 - 1 000 000 people have disc golf at least as a hobby. There are currently nearly 800 courses in Finland and that means 1 course per 7000 people. For the past year Discs are always sold out (Discmania mostly), courses are full of people, it's hard take part on weeklies because they are reserved full in minutes every week. Luckily there are more than 15 courses in 100 km radius, and weeklies somewhere for every week day.


pcyr9999

Like others have said, it grew 300% over the quarantine. What other basically free sport can you play completely by yourself and not have to make compromises?


CARVER_I_AM

If there’s one sport that despite being able to be competitive, doesn’t feel like a competition ever, it’s frisbee golf. Literally everyone is there for a good relaxing time.


League_Of_Kittens

At the top level it is very competitive. The gap between average and elite is similar to any other professional sport. Top players can make 7 figures a year, so i would say it's pretty competitive.


NeverBeenStung

> Top players can make 7 figures a year, so i would say it’s pretty competitive. Is there really anyone other than McBeth making this money?


Malikai0976

I believe Eagle McMahon and/or Ricky Wysocki do, but not for 10 years.


CiftyFents

I would assume Sexton.


Dransel

Can’t imagine Sexton comes anywhere close. He helps push discs for Innova, but the resale market is where that money is going, not into his pocket. Sexton probably makes ~250K a year, at best. I really don’t think anyone is close to the 10M/10yr deal that Mcbeth grabbed… but he also is a 5 time world champ with a decade of play left…


Fnkt_io

Maybe 3 players are making 7 figures on disc sales, not from the events.


Figrappi

That's entirely up to who you play with. I have friend's that'll go to hell and back to win any dumb little competition we make. And I love them for it. We are die hard competitors.


FlowRiderBob

THAT'S what those are? I see those chain basket things all over at a park I go to sometimes. I thought maybe they use to be some kind of trash cans but couldn't figure out what part the chains played. Never in a million years would I have guessed they were for catching frisbees. I had heard of disc golf before, but had never actually seen it.


Andruboine

And now I realize why people picnic next to the baskets even when they see people throwing discs around the park lol. But seriously it’s so fun and such a low barrier to entry I wish more courses would be made over ball golf courses.


Lieutenant_Meeper

TBH more courses in all sorts of places would be a great thing. Ball golf is enormously resource intensive. For disc golf you barely need to clear anything. In fact you could meaningfully "re-wild" huge swathes of urban and suburban areas, with fruiting bushes and trees, wildflowers, native grasses, etc., and if anything it makes the courses better. That's actually my favorite thing about this sport.


LtChestnut

Its good fun, def try it sometime


Tragicat

Over the line! Mark it zero Dude.


Kingofcatastrophe

forget it Donny, you're out of your element.


LouisianaHotSauce

*pulls out pistol* MARK IT ZERO


dontknowwhybutimhere

The man lives to Frolf. Just like Andrew Bernard.


paperclouds412

“Get in the busket!” Fun fact: this was during a reoccurring skins match put on by the YouTube channel [GK Pro](https://youtube.com/c/GKProductionsGoThrow) and [OTB Discs](https://otbdiscs.com) where the ace pot value increases every time till someone gets another ace. This was work $1800 this has been the only ace during a skins match since is now worth $5200. This came from the video at Maple Hill on [hole 16.](https://youtu.be/hnu4RGwvRtQ). It starts at 22:22 I’m on mobile so I can’t link a timestamp.


Never-Been-Tilted

TIL it’s called an Ace


AssHealsTheSoul

This is awesome. The new Reddit mobile app update is not.


TuckerCarlsonsWig

Apollo


powreaper

Kevin jones!


Piqsoul

Bro I thought the guy that gave him a fist bump at the end was Adam Sandler


Slowknots

My neighbor has a mobile disc golf hole. I hear the chains almost every day from him practicing.


captainbates

I might not be your neighbor, but I am that neighbor.


AdequatelyLarge

Disc Golf is so much fun! Here in Philadelphia, I play at Sedgley Woods, which was one of the first courses in the world!! We have 27 holes. It is serene, peaceful, and therapeutic. I go to alleviate stress after stressful days or just to enjoy myself when I want to have a good time. Of all the courses I've been to throughout the country, Sedgley is my fav.


GroovyGuruGuy

Dude looked like he ragdolled when he slipped. But they makes hit score so much sweeter


__jh96

Never heard of this... Looks heaps fun! Is this played in Australia?


moyno85

161 meters for those not using freedom units.


ySkylord1221

At least his embarrassment didn’t last long.


billbobw

He wasn’t embarrassed.


itsameamariobro

Slipping while playing sports. Man, bet that doesn’t happen often.