Nayong Pilipino Disc Golf Course
MANILA – The first-ever Disc Golf Course in Metro Manila is set to open on April 29, 2023.
The Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF), in partnership with the Disc Golf Association of the Philippines (DGAP), will officially launch the Nayong Pilipino Disc Golf Course with an inaugural tournament which will be participated by at least 40 professional disc golf players from different parts of the Philippines.
Disc golf, also known as Frisbee golf, is a professional, highly-competitive sport with one of the world’s fastest-growing, most dedicated fan and player communities. It is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer.
NPF Executive Director Gertie Duran-Batocabe said the agency hopes that the opening of the new sport’s attraction will spark new interest in emerging sports.
She also disclosed the agency aims to host an international disc golf tournament within the year, with me in partnership with the Professional Disc Golf Association.
“This furthers our goal of promoting sports tourism in support of our mother agency, the Department of Tourism, as many foreign and domestic visitors will be flying in to participate and/or watch tournaments,” said Duran-Batocabe.
Disc Golf is a sport for everyone as it can be played from school age to the golden age. It is also a healthy, inexpensive, recreational activity that provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and mental stimulation.
Benefits of Disc Golf
- Disc golf is a fun and challenging outdoor activity that benefits individuals of all ages and skill levels. Some of the benefits of playing disc golf include:
- Physical Exercise: Disc golf involves a lot of walking, throwing, and carrying equipment, which can help improve your physical fitness and stamina. Playing disc golf regularly can also help you burn calories, improve your balance, and build strength in your upper body.
- Mental Relaxation: Disc golf is a great way to relax and relieve stress. Being out in nature, enjoying fresh air and sunlight, can help you unwind and clear your mind. The game requires concentration, focus, and strategic thinking, which can help improve your mental agility and acuity.
- Social Interaction: Disc golf is a social sport that allows you to meet and interact with people from different backgrounds and skill levels. It is a great way to make new friends and build relationships with other players who share your passion for the game.
- Low Cost: Disc golf is an affordable activity that requires minimal investment in equipment. All you need is a few discs and a course to play on, which are often free or low-cost to access.
- Accessibility: Disc golf can be played by people of all ages and abilities. Courses can be found in various settings, including parks, schools, and recreation centers, making it easy for anyone to try the sport.
- Environmental Awareness: Disc golf promotes ecological awareness and conservation. Many courses are designed to preserve natural habitats and promote sustainability, and players are often encouraged to pick up litter and leave the course better than they found it.
Disc golf is a fun and rewarding activity that provides numerous physical, mental, and social benefits.
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