The Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF), in partnertship with the Disc Golf Association of the Philippines (DGAP), will officially launch the Nayong Pilipino Disc Golf Course on April 29, 2023 with an inaugural Tournament which will be participated by at least 40 professional disc golf players from different parts of the Philippines.
Disc golf, is also known as Frisbee golf, is a professional, highly-competitive sport with one of the fast-growing, most dedicated fan and player communities in the world. It is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, player use a flying disc or Frisbee. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer.
NPF Executive Director Gerlie Duran-Batocabe said the agency hopes that the opening of the new sports attraction will spark new interest in emerging sports.
She also disclosed the agency aims to host an international disc golf tournament within the year, with NPF in partnership with the Professional Disc Golf Association.
"This furthers our goal of promoting sports tourism in support of our mother agency, the Department of Tourism as many foreign and domestic visitors will be flying in to participate and/or watch the tournaments" said Duran-Batocade.
Disc Golf is a sport for everyone as it can be played from school age to golden age. It is also a healthy, inexpensive, recreational activity that provides upper and lower conditioning, aerobic exercise and mental stimulation.