Disc Golf During the Lockdown

The government has announced that from Wednesday 13 May, people in England* can go outside more than once a day for exercise as long as they’re following social distancing guidelines, alone, with members of their household, or with one person from outside of their household.

They must still only exercise in groups of no more than two people, unless they’re exercising with their household.

We interpret this as meaning that, in England*, disc golf can be played, either solo, with members of your household or with one other person, provided that social distancing is still applied. We recommend you only handle your own discs and minimise contact with baskets and other course furniture. Hand sanitiser could sensibly be used following such contact.

Please follow the government’s guidelines sensibly and responsibly. Be aware that public parks may be busier than usual, so take time to ensure your throwing area is clear – it should go without saying, but if you are playing solo, do not take any blind shots into areas you can’t see. Before you travel it would be worth checking that the park/facility is open, including any car parking area.

For disc golf course owners/managers, any facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities are permitted to reopen from Wednesday 13 May, if those responsible for them feel ready to do so and if they can do so safely, and in line with this and related public health guidance.

*guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is that full lockdown rules still apply, which would not permit the playing of disc golf in public areas.


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  • The government has announced that from Wednesday 13 May, people in England* can go outside more than once a day for exercise as long as they’re following social distancing guidelines, alone, with members of their household, or with one person from outside of their household. They must still only exercise in groups of no more

  • The selection committee, consisting of the BDGA Board plus volunteers Rich Wood and Adam Willetts, has reached its decision on the teams for the European Disc Golf Championships and European Masters’ Disc Golf Championships 2020. The qualification procedure is more complicated than in previous years but also left us with fewer decisions to make. The

  • The BDGA Board election closed yesterday afternoon and the results were announced at the AGM. The following officers were elected: National Director: Tom Lowes Secretary: Sam Stevens Treasurer: James Burton Director of Communications: Paul Stoddart Director of Competitions: Phil Wood Results are available here: https://vote.electionrunner.com/election/mIBYi/results I would like to broadcast our thanks to (outgoing) Director

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the AGM will now be held at: Hurst Village Halls School Road Hurst Berkshire RG10 0DR [The date and time have not changed: Saturday 2nd Nov at 7pm]

  • Link to AGM agenda.

  • In 2020 what was previously the European Disc Golf Championships (EDGC) is splitting into two concurrent events: the European Disc Golf Championships (EDGC – for MPO, FPO, MJ18 and FJ18) and the European Masters Disc Golf Championships (EMDGC – for MP40, MP50, MP60, MP65, FP40 and FP50). These tournaments are being held in the Czech

  • Linked from the Documents page and here. UPDATED! Added minutes from 24.09.19.

  • The BDGA AGM 2019 will be held at Dinton Activity Centre (Sandford Ln, Hurst, Wokingham RG10 0SU) at 7pm on Saturday November 2nd, following a one-day event at the Dinton course. All BDGA members welcome – please ensure your 2019-2020 membership is current in order to be eligible to vote for officers and motions. Any

  • Minutes from our Board meeting on June 17th: (also linked from our Documents page) Board Meeting Minutes 190617

  • Minutes of the most recent Board meeting are available in the Documents section as well as here. Continued thanks to the Secretary for producing them.

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