Profile Last Updated: February 12, 2009
Perhaps most popularized in the timeless Seinfeld episode, “The Summer of George,” where George Costanza finds himself unemployed and on severance pay for an entire summer. He decides to take up “frolf”, or frisbee golf. More commonly known as disc golf, the sport has enjoyed a renaissance in the past decades. Although disc golf, in some form or another, been played since the beginning of the 20th century, it was not until the 1960s that the sport became modernized and the first recognizable incarnation of what is played today debuted. The game quickly became popular with young adults, particularly on college campuses, across the United States, and soon, the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) was founded.
Alberta Founds its Own Association
The Alberta Disc Golf Association is a community of tightly-knit disc golfers who come together, mainly via the website, but also through tournaments and clinics, to share their love of the sport of disc golf. With various courses spread around Calgary, including Park 96, Forest Lawn and Centenary Park, more in the surrounding area, Edmonton, and other communities around Alberta, players find that they have a great variety to choose from and some of the best disc courses in the country. The Rocky Mountains provide for challenging, elevated courses, and the scenery is unbeatable. With tournaments running throughout the playable months, there is no shortage of events for people to either pick up or perfect the craft.