Disc Golf

Disc Golf was held on September 21, 2013 at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, DE

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Be part of the fun as Delaware Senior Olympics introduces a new sport to its line up. Disc golf is growing in popularity across the nation with people of all ages. There are now 2100 courses across the world, including 10 in Delaware. (See list under Training Opportunities.)

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What’s Disc Golf All About?

The object of the sport is similar to golf, with players using flying discs (like Frisbees) in place of clubs and balls. Played on either a 9- or 18-hole course, participants throw discs into a Pole Hole or elevated metal basket. Distances from the tee to the basket range from 150 to up to 500 feet with par from 3 to 5 throws per hole. The specifically designed courses can be carved through woods and rough terrain, making the course more challenging.

Disc golf is a great exercise for players of all abilities and physical condition. Courses are typically 1 to 2 miles in length.

Other Sources of Information

Disc Nation http://www.discnation.com

Professional Disc Golf Association http://pdga.com

Coordinator Information

Pete Gisler

Pete Gisler

Pete Gisler first brought Disc Golf to the attention of the DSO Board, who approved it as a new sport in 2012. Pete is enthusiastic about the sport and will bring his enormous energy and drive to making it a success.

Pete is no stranger to starting something new. In 2007 he founded the Easy Striders, a hiking group affiliated with Walk Delaware and the Senior Group Challenge. From its beginnings with just a handful of participants, it has grown to include more than 130 active participants with more than 50 hikers turning out each Sunday to walk in one of Sussex County’s parks. In 2011, it ranked number one in miles walked for DSO groups with 80 to 150 participants.

Pete is also the tennis pro at The Peninsula, a resort community in Millsboro, DE. He loves to ski and has been an instructor at a number of ski facilities in the Northeast.

Contact Information:

Phone: 302-945-7302, Email: petegis@mac.com

Training Opportunities:

Delaware’s Disc Golf Courses

  • Bear – Lums Pond State Park
  • Dover – Dover Park
  • Felton – Killens Pond State Park
  • Laurel – Trap Pond State Park
  • Lewes – Cape Henlopen State Park
  • Newark – Iron Hill, White Clay Creek State Park
  • Wilmington – Bellevue State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park, Carousel Park