Frisbee + golf = frolf

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs,  players use a flying disc (Frisbee®). The sport was formalized in the 1970’s.  The first known instance of anyone playing golf with a flying disc occurred in Bladworth, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926.  The object is completing each hole in the fewest throws.  A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”  – the most common is an elevated metal basket called a Pole Hole®.  In 1975, Dan “Stork” Roddick  invented the Disc Pole Hole. Then one year later, he created the DGA. He installed nearly 800 disc golf courses in 20 countries.

Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles.  It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.  A professional quality disc costs less than $15, and it only takes one for basic play.

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 Unfortunately, frolfing has acquired some, how should I put this, negative stereotyping over the years as well.  The following of the sport has gravitated to the ‘hippie’ and/or ‘hick’ sect of the population.  And, from what understand, these individuals partake in other recreational activities while frolfing. Translation – they smoke a lot of weed, okay.  The reason I bring this up is because … my son does throw the occasional Frisbee now and then.   BUT, he usually does so BEFORE work.  So, … I’m thinking, hoping, and any other positive action word with an -ing ending that he makes good decisions. Recreational activities of the twenty something crowd have kept generations of parents and office managers saying the words – “Damn kids”.

“I live to frolf”

Anyway, let’s focus on the positives.  He is getting outside and exercising.  He’s with friends.  Granted some of those friends may NOT  be as skilled an athlete as my son. Pause – dramatic sigh.  Hell, who am I fooling?  I went to college and I’m not that delusional.  Side note: do NOT check the Urban Dictionary for the definition of the word frolf.

Be this all as it may, throwing a Frisbee is a fun summer activity.  I’ve been told I should engage in such activities.  I’ve also been told that I should be an empathetic customer orientated employee who’s end goal is the excellence in service.

That really doesn’t work for me.

Let’s frolf!

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