Disks will soon be available to rent at:
THE BRENTWOOD, of Caro
Brentwood 178 Park Drive, Caro, MI 48723 (989) 673-2330 call for availability.
Coming Soon: Map of 9 Hole Course
Thank You! Caro Rotary Club/Rotary District 6310
and all of the following business sponsors that helped to fund this course. The Tuscola County Fair Association welcomes all recreational players, whether it be disk golf, tennis or softball/baseball to enjoy our grounds.
The Walker Group
How to Play:
Disc Golf is relatively easy to learn and play, but challenging to master. Like ball golf, the object of disc golf is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws (stokes). Each hole starts at the tee. The player with the lowest score on the previous hole has “honors” and throws first.
The tee area is generally marked by a sign that lists the distance and par of the hole, as well as a map showing the layout of the hole. The player must start by throwing his/her first shot from and area behind and within within 3 meters of the tee box markers (similar to ball golf). On most holes, players will tee off with one of their Drivers, or longest flying discs. The drive may be thrown from any area of the tee box, provided that the player’s support
The next shot, known as the approach shot, is thrown from the spot where the drive or previous shot came to rest, and must be thrown from a place that is behind the spot marking the leading edge of the disc. Players generally mark the leading edge of the disc with a mini, or marker, disc prior to picking up their previous shot, although a marker disc is not required. In fact, during casual play, players sometimes mark their lie simply by turning over the disc from their previous shot. The player farthest from the hole throws first. For approach shots of 200′ or less (generally speaking), many players will use Multi-purpose or Mid-range discs. These disc are designed to fly with more control than a driver. The player may again run up to throw the disc, as long as the player’s foot is behind the marker disc, and within 30 CM (~12 inches) of it when the shot is released. Once again, the player may step past the marker disc once the shot has been released.
Most disc golf courses feature an elevated basket with chains to stop an incoming disc, generally referred to as the target, basket, or Pole Hole®. A putt is considered any throw that originates within 10 M of the basket. The rules for throwing putts are slightly different than drives and approach shots. When putting, a player may not run up, and must maintain control of his/her body position after releasing the putt. Putters are generally used for the final shot of the hole and are designed to fly slower and straighter than mid-range discs. When putting, players are not allowed to step past their marker disc even after releasing the shot. The hole is finished when a player’s disc comes to rest in the basket. The score for each player is recorded immediately after completion of the hole, and reflects the number of shots thrown from the tee until the disc came to rest in the basket.
Most golf discs are manufactured in a variety of weights, resulting in the commonly asked question, “what weight should I choose?” While there is no answer that is right for everyone, there are some guidelines that we follow in helping players select the best disc weight for their game.
Golf discs can vary in weight from 120 to 180 grams. While some models come in this wide array of weights, a more common selection for most discs is 165 – 175g. Many new players to the sport assume that the best weight to start with is 175g, as this is the weight of most traditional Frisbees ® (ultimate discs). This, however, is not the best way to select the proper disc weight.
For players who are just starting out, the most important factors in selecting a disc weight are the players age, size, and strength. The table below summarizes our recommendations for selecting an initial driver. Please note that these recommendations are geared towards new players. Once you have started playing, you will be able to experiment with the weights that suit your throwing style the best.
|Player Type||Disc Type||120-144g||145-159g||160-169g||170-172g||173-176g|
|Children 7 and Under||Drivers||Best||OK|
|Boys 8-12, Girls 8-18||Drivers||Best*||OK|
|Women 18+, Boys 13-16||Drivers||Best†||Best*|
|*||Players who are smaller in stature or who have less than average strength should also consider one weight class lighter.|
|†||Players who are large in stature or who have greater than average strength may also consider one weight class higher.|
In general, lighter discs will have more glide and will travel farther than heavier discs. In addition, a heavier disc will behave as if it is more stable since it takes more force to get the same spin on a heavier disc. Heavier discs also perform better in windy conditions. Since mid-range discs and putters are generally not thrown full-force and are more susceptible to wind, we sometimes recommend moving up one weight class for these discs.