I. Topic: Disc Golf
A. Attention Getter: Have you ever tried golfing, but didn’t like it because maybe you were no good at hitting the ball? B. Relevance: Disc golf is easy for anyone of any age to play because, instead of a ball and club, you just throw a flying disc! C. Credibility: I have been playing disc golf for over 3 years now, and have participated in tournaments sponsored by the PDGA (Pro Disc Golf Association) and have even won some money with a personal best score of -11 on an 18 hole course. On an average week, I’ll play around 5-6 rounds, usually with either my friends or my brother. D. Central Idea: What is disc golf and why should you play?
E. Initial Preview: We will take a look at what disc golf is as well as its health benefits, the three types of discs, and the throwing techniques used in the sport.
Transition: So, you might be asking,
A. What is Disc golf and what health benefits does it have?
1. Disc golf, also known as Frolf, or Frisbee golf, is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. The object of the game is to traverse the course from beginning to end with the fewest number of throws of the disc. 2. According to Webmd.com, walking increases bone density (Average course length is ~ 1 mile). Engaging in outdoor activities reduces stress levels and improves blood pressure, and it’s a cardio workout that can lower your risk of heart disease. Fresh air (unless you play in an urban area, but you’re still outside) will increase your life span.
Transition: Now that you know what the sport has to offer, let’s talk about the discs. After attending a clinic with Avery Jenkins, PDGA World Champion in 2009, I learned more about the ranges of discs, and when to use what disc for maximum effectiveness.
B. There are three types of discs
1. The putter is a very stable (straight flying), short-range disc (about 100ft or less) used for the last...
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