We Empower Passionate People to Bring the Joy of Disc Golf to the World

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Disc Golf Foundation!

We grow the sport of disc golf through creative programs, partnerships, community involvement, and donations from supportive individuals and organizations. Join us or give today to help bring the joy of disc golf to the world!

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Disc Golf Foundation

About the
Disc Golf Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) in 2004, the Disc Golf Foundation is the primary charitable organization for growing the sport of disc golf.

We support initiatives that:

  • Bring Disc Golf to a more diverse population
  • Create and improve disc golf facilities
  • Preserve the history of disc golf

We accomplish this through charitable giving and strategic partnership.

The Sport

What is disc golf?

Disc golf is similar to regular golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use specially-designed flying discs to aim and throw at elevated metal baskets (the holes). The object is to complete the course in the fewest number of throws.

Playing the Game

Who can play and where?

Disc golf is an easy-to-learn, healthy activity that is accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. There are over 8,000 courses around the world. Each year, millions of people play disc golf both recreationally and competitively.    🎥 A Way of Life

History of Disc Golf

Who invented disc golf?

“Steady” Ed Headrick is considered the Father of Disc Golf. The sport was formalized with the creation of the PDGA in 1976. For more on the history of disc golf, check out our Culture Preservation section.

We Empower Passionate People to Bring the Joy of Disc Golf to the World

Disc Golf Foundation News

The latest announcements, event info, stories and more...

NEW! 2019 Grants

Want to grow the sport of disc golf? Apply for a grant from the DGF! Learn more...

2018 Grants

The recipients of the 2018 DGF Grants have been announced! See the list...

Support the DGF

You can now donate online to the Disc Golf Foundation and help the sport grow.

Matching Baskets!

Montcalm College in Sidney, Michigan is the latest recipient! Learn more...

Women's Global Event

This biennial PDGA-sponsored event is played by women all around the world. Learn more...

Ice Bowl

Since 1987, the Ice Bowl has raised over $3 million to fight hunger. Learn more...
Get involved! We're looking for volunteers and donations from collectors.

 

 

VIDEO: Disc Golf

 
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What is disc golf?

Hear from people who play disc golf recreationally and competitively.

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Grand Opening, Montcalm College Disc Golf Course
Grand Opening, Montcalm College Disc Golf Course
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What Others Are Saying About Disc Golf

Steady Ed Headrick

Whoever has the most fun, wins.

Steady Ed Headrick, The Father of Disc Golf
Dave Felberg

Disc golf is golf for the next generation.

Dave Feldberg
Summer Walter

I grew up playing sports and like to stay active but I struggled to find an activity I could share with my spouse. That is until we started playing disc golf together! Now we geek out over discs, try to out throw each other and enjoy our time together.

Summer Walter
Jeremy Koling

..just watching the flight... For me, it's like getting on a fast break and just going down and slammin' it.. It's just such an adrenaline rush.

Jeremy Koling