I remember as a kid playing a game our older brother came up with. When we were lucky enough to spend time at Camp John J. Barnhardt, we would play with a Frisbee and see how few times it would take to throw it across a field and hit a totem pole. I thought it was a fun game. Disc golf is played on the same principle except there are metal baskets instead of totem poles and the discs are more specialized. There is a nice disc golf course not too far from us. My only issue is when I do very much twisting motion like throwing a plastic disc, I end up with a lot of discomfort in my lower back the next day or so. (My score was pretty wretched, but that didn't keep me from enjoying the afternoon.)
It had been a while since I had played. There have been a few changes to the course which have improved things (except for a few places where it has become mandatory to go to the left of a pole or tree--that just made it harder for the golfers, though probably a bit safer for the other park goers). Here are some pics from the outing.
I remember when we used to go to this park when Caleb was young and we wondered what those metal baskets were for. At some point, Caleb and I each found discs languishing in a mud puddle there at the park. We played our first games with found discs. Then I had the idea for us to give him a basic set of discs and a bag for Christmas one year. It's been an enjoyable pastime.