The world of disc golf has been steadily growing in popularity over the last couple of decades.
Today, there are more courses, tournament coverage, and equipment options than ever before! As of February 2020, there are some 6,652 American disc golf courses listed in the official PDGA Course Directory, and that likely doesn’t include many, many small and homemade courses all across the country.
Disc Golf at Every Level
One of the greatest things about disc golf is accessibility for players of all skill levels. Total beginners can have fun being outside and learning to throw a disc, intermediate players can develop techniques and accuracy, and pro level players can fine tune their advanced concepts while striving for longer drives, better puts, and lower scores.
The Disc Golf Shot Seen Around the World
To illustrate just how advanced this sport can get, the clip below shows 2021 PDGA World Championship winner James Conrad making an incredible 247-foot shot to force a playoff for the victory.
Not only had James come from behind to get to this make-or-break moment, he also sank the shot and went on to win the playoff to secure his place as the 2021 champion. The moment caught on camera is electrifying!
Now, it takes a ton of practice to develop such a high level of skill, but the game itself is accommodating to all! Some courses are more difficult than others, but there are plenty of places throughout Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and beyond to hone your skills and have some fun.
It’s also a great way to spend time outdoors with friends and get a little exercise in the process!
Start (or Continue) Your Disc Golf Obsession in Grand Rapids at Emerald!
At Emerald Spas & Billiards, we recognize the growing popularity of disc golf, and carry a full range of disc golf supplies at our Grand Rapids store, including Dynamic Discs, as well as disc bags, portable baskets, and accessories to help you get started – or take your current game to the next level.
With our stock of drivers, fairway drivers, putters, and midrange discs, each in a variety of weights and designed for different play styles, our expert team can help you make the right selections for your skill level. They can also help you find great disc golf courses in your area!
Whether you’re a seasoned disc golfer looking to expand your collection, or just getting started at this awesome sport, Emerald Spas and Billiards has the equipment and accessories you need to stay comfortable on the course.
Stop in today to browse discs, chat with our team, and take a step toward sinking incredible shots like James Conrad!