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Cologne Lions

Post Office Box 174

Cologne MN 55322

FRISBEE GOLF AT LIONS PARK

Lions Park is located on Cty Rd 36 and Henry Ave.  The park includes a pavilion with kitchen amenities, children's play area, grill, bonfire site and softball field.  The recent addition of Frisbee Golf has brought many new visitors to the community. Come out to play Frisbee Golf today! 

NEW TO DISC GOLF? CHECK OUT THE PROCESS FROM THE DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION!

 

Tee off order on the first tee will be by mutual arrangement or by flipping discs. The printed side is heads and the odd man should be first. Tee off order on all subsequent holes is determined by the score on the previous hole. The player with the lowest score tees off first.

A mini marker disc is used to mark the lie for each throw. A mini marker disc is a small disc, not used in play, that complies with PDGA Technical Standards for mini marker discs. The thrown disc is always left on the lie, (where it came to rest,) until the marker disc is placed on the ground directly in front of and in line with the basket, touching the disc. The thrown disc is then picked up.

Proper foot placement when throwing will require some practice.

 

The foot that you put your weight on when you throw, i.e., the “plant” foot, must be as close as is reasonable to the front line of the tee or to the marker disc: in no case ahead of the line or disc, or more than 1 foot behind the line, or disc. The other foot can be any place you choose as long as it is no closer to the hole than the rear of the marker disc.

A follow through (stepping past marker disc after throwing) is allowed on any throw except when putting (any throw where the rear of the marker disc is within 10 meters of the hole). Falling forward to keep your balance after a putt is not allowed. This infraction is called a falling putt.

If the disc is stuck in a tree or a bush more than 2 meters above the ground, the marker disc is placed exactly beneath it and it is carefully removed from the tree. You have also just added one throw to your score. This is called a penalty throw. You may now proceed; however, take extreme care not to damage the tree or bush, or reshape them in any way to improve your throwing conditions. Some courses have “out of bounds” areas designed to keep players out of a certain area or for the general safety of the players. Observe the boundaries carefully and try to stay out. If your disc is “out-of-bounds”, i.e., you can see “out-of-bounds” area between the edge of your disc and the “inbounds” line, place your marker disc up to 1 meter on the “inbounds” side of the line at the place where your disc went “out-of-bounds” and give yourself a one throw penalty. Again, please be careful of natural vegetation.

Water hazards are to be avoided because your disc will sink! If, however, you have been so unfortunate as to land in the water, play it like you do the “out-of-bounds” throw, and don’t forget to take a one throw penalty. If the disc is touching any land above the water, it is “inbounds”. Standing water or mud on the course that is caused by sprinklers or rain is not considered “out-of-bounds” and the disc may be relocated to a dryer area no closer to the hole with no penalty.

A “mandatory” is sometimes used to keep players out of alternate-use areas or to make a particular hole more difficult. It is normally designated as such on the tee sign. The arrow indicates the side and direction the disc must pass. If your disc passes to the wrong side of the mandatory, you would either re-throw from the previous lie or throw from a designated drop zone area if marked and apply a one throw penalty.

Always leave the course better than you found it. Disc golfers tend to follow the “pack in, pack out” mentality to ensure no trash is left on the course.

COURSE COURTESY

  • REMAIN QUIET AND AVOID UNNECESSARY MOVEMENTS WHILE OTHERS ARE THROWING.

  • STAND BEHIND THE PLAYER WHO IS THROWING UNTIL THROW IS COMPLETE.

  • REMOVE DISC FROM DISC POLE HOLE® AFTER COMPLETING THE HOLE.

  • HELP NEW PLAYERS LEARN THE RULES.

  • ALLOW FASTER GROUPS TO PLAY THROUGH WHEN POSSIBLE.

  • PICK UP TRASH AND PUT IN PROPER RECEPTACLES.

  • DO NOT ALTER THE COURSE (TREES, BUSHES, ETC.) IN ANY WAY.

THE RULES 

OBJECT OF THE GAME

Disc Golf is played like traditional golf, but with disc golf discs instead of balls and clubs. One throw (stroke) is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins.

 

SAFETY FIRST
Never throw when players or other park users are within range. Always give park users the right of way. Be aware of your surroundings and environment at all times.

Tee Throws
Each hole begins with a tee throw. Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area.

LIE

The lie is the spot where the player’s previous throw has landed. Mark each lie with a mini marker disc or leave the thrown disc on the ground where it landed. The player’s subsequent throw is made from directly behind the marked lie.

Throwing Order
The player with the least amount of strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole. After all players have teed off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first.

FAIRWAY THROW

Fairway throws must be made from directly behind the lie. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, is allowed, unless the lie is within 10 meters of the target. Any shot within 10 meters of the target requires that the player maintain balance and not move past the lie until the disc comes to rest.

 

MANDATORY
A mandatory, or mando, is one or more designated trees or poles in the fairway that must be passed to the correct side as indicated by an arrow. If the disc passes to the wrong side of mandatory, either play from the previous lie or from a marked drop zone area if applicable and add a one throw penalty.

 

COMPLETION OF HOLE

A disc that comes to rest in the disc golf basket or suspended in the chains constitutes the successful completion of that hole.

 

OUT OF BOUNDS

If any area of O.B. is visible between the disc and O.B. line, then the disc is considered O.B. A throw that lands out of bounds, must be played from a point up to 1 meter in bounds from where the disc crossed over the out of bounds line. Permanent water hazards, public roads, and most park boundaries are almost always out of bounds.

DGA, Inc | Disc Golf Association Official Rules

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