Different kind of golf
It was a hot and humid day out in the woods at Burchfield Park, 881 Grovenburg Road, in Holt, Mich., with mosquitoes gearing up for a full-on attack around the clock.
But dedicated disc golfers couldn’t pass up the chance to participate in the game of throwing discs into a basket.
“It’s a relaxing way to get outside and be active,” said Matthew Rinker, president of Capital City Renegades, a disc golf league in Greater Lansing that regularly hosts weekly league meets and tournaments.
According to Rinker, the league has been in existence for about 20 years, but the sport has gained more popularity in recent years. He said disc golf is a forgiving sport to play and easily accessible.
“Really, you just need one or two discs to start,” he said. “You can have a good time even if you don’t know what you are doing because you are just throwing a frisbee. You are throwing the disc in the air; you get to watch it fly.”
“You could be the worst golfer out in the course and you can still take the sport just as seriously as the next person,” Rinker said. “As long as you can throw, you can have fun.”