Get Out and Bang the Chains | Summer Events Guide | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Coverage for Central Oregon, by Central Oregonians.
100% Local. No Paywalls.

Every day, the Source publishes a mix of locally reported stories on our website, keeping you up to date on developments in news, food, music and the arts. We’re committed to covering this city where we live, this city that we love, and we hear regularly from readers who appreciate our ability to put breaking news in context.

The Source has been a free publication for its 22 years. It has been free as a print version and continued that way when we began to publish online, on social media and through our newsletters.

But, as most of our readers know, times are different for local journalism. Tech giants are hoovering up small businesses and small-business advertising—which has been the staple for locally owned media. Without these resources, journalism struggles to bring coverage of community news, arts and entertainment that social media cannot deliver.

Please consider becoming a supporter of locally owned journalism through our Source Insider program. Learn more about our program’s benefits by clicking through today.

Support Us Here

Special Issues & Guides » Summer Events Guide

Get Out and Bang the Chains

It's the perfect time of year to hit the disc golfing courses and restock at Dicks Sporting Goods.

by

comment

Live in Bend long enough and someone’s bound to ask you to go disc golfing. But there’s more to it than just getting out and throwing a Frisbee. We recommend going with someone who knows what they’re doing.

Avid disc golfers go out with as many discs in their bag as a regular golfer has clubs. Seven to 20 discs would seem to be the standard for the serious disc golfer. There are discs that curve, discs for distance and discs to putt with—just like regular golf.

If you’re just getting started, you need to pick up a minimum of three discs: a driver, a mid-range disc and a putter. Check out Pine Mountain Sports, REI or Dicks Sporting Goods for gear.

Pine Nursery and the COCC course are the two official courses in town. Pine Nursery recently got a major facelift. In years past it was an unofficial guerilla course, but Bend Parks and Rec has now installed nine official disc golf baskets and tee pads.

If your game is up to par, head out to Mt. Bachelor or Willamette Pass later in the summer for their lift-served disc golf courses.

Whatever you do, don’t take it all too seriously. This is a game meant to be played with buddies and beers in the woods. Good times.

About The Author

Add a comment

More by Source Weekly

Latest in Summer Events Guide

More in Summer Events Guide