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The 2022 Aussie Disc Golf Day

513 Disc Golfers across the country joined together last weekend. They played 15 events, all linked together by the PDGA ratings system, for the 3rd Aussie Disc Golf Day . The disc design this year was created by Western Australian Koreng Noongar artist, Robin Keen. We named it the Waalitj, which is the Noongar world for eagle. The design signifies a great gathering of people, with the Waalitj, who is the protector of the earth (boodjar) and sky (gudjyt), watching over us all. $1 for every Waalitj will be donated to the Waalitj Foundation, which works to provide educational and vocational opportunities for indigenous youth.

Congratulations to all of our winners from across the country.

Help Chart the Course of Australian Disc Golf

Every once in a while, an opportunity comes along to make your voice heard. For Disc Golfers in Australia that time is now. The Australian Flying Disc Association (AFDA), are embarking on a new strategic plan in 2023 and part of that planning process involves taking the pulse of all flying disc sports in Australia through this survey.

AFDA Survey

AFDA are our representative body in Australia and the decisions that arise in this plan will, one way or the other, have a huge impact on Australian Disc Golf; especially in areas like coaching, school programs and development. 10-minutes of your time to complete this survey and let AFDA know you are a disc golfer will quite possibly be the best thing you could do for our sport this year.

Disc Golf in the Volcano

A photographers view of Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park in Mount Gambier.

Teeing off from Hole 2’s elevated teepad 📷 Kingsley Flett

Compared to that game they play with sticks, a Disc Golf course can be installed almost anywhere. In Australia we have courses in public parks, on private bush blocks, along riverside gardens, in the deep forest, and on rocky mountains. Courses can sometimes be in untidy, scrubby bits of land that aren’t used for anything else and that only a disc golfer can love. But sometimes they are in the most beautiful places imaginable. Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park in Mount Gambier is most certainly in the latter category. Set on the crater of a dormant volcano that last erupted 6000 years ago: a place the Boandik people called ereng balam – home of the eagle hawk – a round of disc golf here will have you throwing off high ridges over lakes, along lush green fairways lined with giant weeping willows and through tunnels of natural bush.

The Mount Gambier Disc Golf Cub recently held ‘The Eruption’, and ADG major tournament at crater lakes, and among the action shots taken over the weekend we managed to collect some pictures of the stunning landscape in ‘the volcano’.

The teepad view of hole 2 📷 Kingsley Flett
Hole 10’s basket placement under a weeping willow. 📷 Kingsley Flett
The iconic view from hole 3’s tee. 📷 Kingsley Flett
The view across the lake at tee 3 📷 Kingsley Flett
Disc Golfing in the shadows of Centenial Tower 📷 Kingsley Flett
Putting at the heavily guarded hole 1 basket 📷 Kingsley Flett
Putting at basket 12 – one of the many slightly elevated pin placements on the rolling fairways 📷 Kingsley Flett
The lush guardian vines around basket 2 📷 Kingsley Flett
The lake views from hole 1’s basket 📷 Kingsley Flett
Putting at hole 8 📷 Kingsley Flett