Disc Golf Earns a Spot on the National Day Calendar

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: New Zealand Ultimate Frisbee player Zev Fishman throws a frisbee during a photoshoot on October 1, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. The International Olympic Committee have fully recognized the World Flying Disc Federation, ultimate frisbees governing body, meaning it is now eligible for IOC funding and can compete with other sports for inclusion in future Olympic games. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 01: New Zealand Ultimate Frisbee player Zev Fishman throws a frisbee during a photoshoot on October 1, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. The International Olympic Committee have fully recognized the World Flying Disc Federation, ultimate frisbees governing body, meaning it is now eligible for IOC funding and can compete with other sports for inclusion in future Olympic games. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It seems like there’s a national day for just about everything now, but this Saturday will be the first ever “National Disc Golf Day”.

It’s an idea that’s been tossed around for years; a day that every disc golfer, from recreational to professional, can celebrate and share their love for the sport. Now, the first Saturday in August will be known henceforth as National Disc Golf Day and has been officially added to the National Day Calendar.

Marty Gregwah Media Manager for the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) said there must be some kind of historical significance to the idea you want added to the calendar.

“The first Saturday of August, lines up with one of the first real disc golf tournaments that took place back in the late 70’s and that was in Rochester, New York.” Gregwah said, “Also the same time frame, the inventor of the Frisbee, who also invented disc golf, patented the disc golf basket.”

Gregwah said the sport is booming right now and growing every day. They hope National Disc Golf Day will bring more awareness to what the sport is, get people to try it out for the first time and get you moving outdoors.

“We really want to get as many people as we can to give this a try. You get to be outside. It’s free to play. All you need is a Frisbee. Gets people out of the house.” Gregwah says, “Other than Pokemon Go, there aren’t a lot of other things doing that right now.”

There are lots of courses in Indiana and in Indianapolis. Visit the link to find courses near you. http://www.pdga.com/

The PDGA says if you go play a round with your friends, make sure to take pictures and videos and tag #NationalDiscGolfDay on social media to help spread the word.

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