THE Western Australia doubles disc golf championships will be held at the State’s premier championship course in Mundaring this Sunday.
The Mundaring Sporting Club course is only one of a handful of permanently installed championship disc golf courses in Australia.
Mundaring Sporting club disc golf section president Jason Browne said the sport was growing in popularity with tournaments now held in every state in Australia.
“Particularly in the last five years disc golf has grown considerably,” he said.
“There’s now more than 60 courses in Australia and it was probably closer to 20 in early 2010 so it’s growing quite rapidly.”
The rules of the game are quite similar to regular golf, players use the least amount of throws to get a Frisbee, or a disc, into a basket while avoiding hazards such as trees and water courses across distance and elevation.
“Mundaring is one of the very few championship courses in Western Australia, it’s something pretty unique to Perth, the fact we have all of this space and elevation makes a big difference,” Mr Browne said.
“That’s why it was built here.”
While it is a very competitive sport, disc golf can be played by anyone.
“The youngest member we have here in the club is 10 and the oldest member is in their late 60’s, it’s a pretty inclusive sort of sport in regard to that.”
“It gives a point of entry for most people with varying levels of mobility.
“It’s easy to pick up but difficult to master.”
Mr Browne is playing with Steve Lomax as Team Bolt Coffee and will also be directing the competition.
The club holds tournaments on the third Sunday of each month.
For more information visit www.mundaringdiscgolf.com.au
By Claire Ottaviano