Disc golf provides cheap, social and safe entertainment during the pandemic

Posted at 12:13 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 22:14:36-05

BOISE, Idaho — Ann Morrison Park features an 18-hole disc golf course in the back corner of the park and throughout the pandemic people have been playing this sport.

Even in the winter several small groups were out tossing the disc around while getting some fresh air as they walked through the park.

"It’s realistically one of the only sports I play right now," said Cedric Vengetachalliam. "It’s pretty nice that the one thing that is easy to do is to walk around the park."

The best part about disc golf is that anybody can play, the course at Ann Morrison is free and all players need is a disc, they cost less than $20 brand new.

But it has been the social aspect that has been a game-changer for disc golfers during a time of isolation throughout the pandemic.

"We can’t go to lunch, or go to the bar so we play disc golf every weekend," said Rhett Fisher. "I started playing with my dad when I was seven-years-old."

I go to Ann Morrison Park pretty often and it always amazes me that there are people playing disc golf even in nasty weather.

"Just hanging out again man, just being able to see each other we can still socially distance while we do it, but we can talk," said Skyler Tipple. "It’s not strenuous, but you get to get out walk around for a few hours and get some sunlight."

McU Sports, Play it Again Sports and 208 discs are a few places that sell discs.