Hidden away in the massive bulk of Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa lies the best dosc golf course in all of Japan; 18 holes of longish straightaways, doglegs round hills and trees, paths cut through bamboo forests, and leaps over water.
Disc Golf is a lot like regular golf, but with a specially moulded set of frisbees instead of balls and clubs. You toss the disc towards the ‘hole’, a metal chain-link basket, counting your throws like in golf. You use variously shaped discs like a driver or putter just like the various clubs in golf. You shoot for under par as best you can.
Alex has come to town, and that means one thing- Frisbee Golf!
The last time Alex was in town, about a year ago, we got rained off. It looked like rain today, but happily held off until we got our 9 holes done at Tachikawa. Of course we wanted the full 18, but since it’s Golden Week holidays, half the course was closed down.
Here’s a picture of us at the gazebo by hole 13- Alex, me, Mike.
The first round went to Alex and Mike, though not a score to be proud of at +4 each, me with +5. I put it down to the fact that we were busy filming our golfing efforts.
The second round was better, 0 for me, +2 or 3 for the others, though still nothing to be too proud of.
Without further ado- the video:
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