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Ministry Through Disc Golf

Reaching individuals, families, and the greater community through Disc Golf

What is Disc Golf?

Disc golf is played much like golf, except, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. Players can use only one disc to enjoy this sport, or they can have a whole set of discs like clubs.  The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, the fewest throws).

A disc golf hole begins from a tee area and ends at a target, which is an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. In group play, the farthest away player always throws first. Players should not get ahead of the away player. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. When the 'putt' lands in the basket, the hole is complete.

Disc Golf in Southwest Missouri and Northern Arkansas has grown enormously over the last 10 years and has become one of the main go to activities for communities and families. Check out courses in the Southern MO area

Black Ink Discs is responsible for designing and helping with the course completion of the top 2 courses in the Springfield area. Lake Springfield DGC and Northside DGC. Both courses rank at the top in the entire state!

Why Disc Golf?

Ministry through physical activity can often be difficult due to it, often, being limited to certain age groups and fitness levels.

Disc Golf provides the unique opportunity to reach people of all age groups, fitness levels, and genders equally without the need to provide separate areas to participate.

Disc Golf is also affordable. Putting in and maintaining a disc golf course comes in at a fraction of the cost of building a gymnasium, baseball diamond, or nearly all other sporting areas. A 9 Hole disc golf course can start around $4,500 for the baskets (Equipment) and design. 18 Hole courses can start around $9000. Other costs might be involved if you would like tee pads or signage or upgraded equipment.

Disc golf courses can be used as prayer walks / hikes

Hosting events can also be a hugely beneficial way to reach people and players in the community and provide additional ministry opportunities for your church.

How do I get involved?

Buying equipment for your church or youth group

Disc Golf equipment, compared to most sports, is easy to use and extremely afforable. We can help by providing discs. Some churches buy several discs and lend them out to church members. A single practice basket or multiple permanent baskets can also be purchased.

Installing a Disc Golf course on your church property

Installing a Disc Golf Course is an amazing way to utilize the extra unused land around your church building. This provides an amazing opportunity for your congregation to bring in the local community in a pressure free way to minister to as well as provide a great way for your church members to fellowship and grow together.

Black Ink Discs has installed serveral Disc Golf Courses in the Springfield Missouri area and are happy to assist you on this journey and show how powerful of a ministry this can be for your church and community.

Disc Golf courses come in all shapes and sizes so weather you have 3 acres or 20 acres, wooded and all terrain, Disc Golf can be an excellent opportunity to utilize that space.

Hosting (or Sponsoring) a Disc Golf tournament/event at your church

Once you have a Disc Golf course on your church property you can grow your ministry opportunities even more by hosting events. The team at Black Ink Discs is uniquely qualified to team up with your church to help reach your community and minister in ways you never thought possible.

Hosting lunch during an event and being able to love on a bunch of people from all walks of life. Many with no experience with any kind of church. Generally, we find a way in the tournament entry fee to help provide funds for food. Church members sometimes do a pot luck, or cook out, or buy food. But during this lunch time is a fantastic way to connect and minister.

What makes a disc golf course a smart investment?

Safe – conducive to social distancing; uses individual equipment
Social – fun way to spend time with friends and family
Inclusive – easy to learn and play for all ages & abilities
Economical – affordable to play, inexpensive to install, and easy to maintain
Environmental – highlight the natural features of the area; low impact to environment
Healthy – fresh air and low-impact exercise while enjoying the outdoors. Great for all ages

Use the form below or give us a call (417-830-5337) and we would be happy to assist you reaching your community with the help of disc golf!

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  • ADDRESS: 5163 S Campbell Ave #A Springfield, MO 65810
  • PHONE: 417-830-5337


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