History of Disc Golf

In History & Statistics, History of Disc Golf by WFDF

The first official disc golf tournament was held in Brookside park, Pasadena, CA, USA in 1969. It was one of the events during the “All Comers Meet”. Jay Shelton won golf. The goals were natural objects marked with a ribbon.

In 1974 Disc golf was played in organised tournaments in USA. OCTAD was won by Keith White, The Northwestern Frisbee Tournament was won by Bruce Koger. Finally at the American Flying Disc Open (AFDO), Dan Roddick finished first and won a car. In this tournament small wooden boxes were put on the ground as targets.

The year after, disc golf was introduced into the World Frisbee Championship and the tournament was played on the first permanent course in Pasadena, California.