Playing Disc Golf in Nicaragua

As I mentioned in our previous post the Marsella Valley Nature Center had a Disc Golf course.

My action shot

My action shot

Now some of you  may be thinking, “Disc Golf Course?!? That’s so cool!” While others might be thinking, “Disc Golf…what the heck is Disc Golf?”

I was certainly a part of the latter group.

Disc Golf is essentially golf with Frisbees. Instead of hitting a ball with a stick into a hole, you throw a Frisbee with your hands into a net.

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Sounds easy enough?

Each net is a different distance and has different obstacles in the way (trees, bushes, etc). Your goal is to get the frisbee into the net in the shortest amount of throws. There are a variety of disc sizes, some that are made for long distances and some for short distances.

Now, for those of you who know my husband, you know that he is fairly sporty. Sports tend to come naturally to him. I, on the other hand, am pretty much the exact opposite. Aside from running, which just involves putting one foot in front of the other, sports are just not my thing.

P1030019Despite my obvious disadvantage, I was excited to play a round of Disc Golf with him. Why you might ask? Well, although Shaun is naturally gifted in sports, he serious struggles with Frisbee throwing. I thought to myself, “At last! A sport that I might have a chance at!”

Those thoughts were rather fleeting. Although Shaun’s Frisbee skills are less then perfect, mine were dismal. He whooped my butt something fierce!

I guess I can cross professional Disc Golf Player off my list of potential careers!

Regardless of your skill level, rocking a round of Disc Golf at Marsella Valley Nature Centre is a great way to spend a day. So if the waves are flat, and you are looking for something to do, pop by and play a round!

What interesting sports of you played?

Pura Vida!

Kate

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