“Around The Nine” – Can you max out at 45 points?

Here’s a good #TBT (“Throw Back Thursday” for you hash tag novices)…

Around The Nine [DGA FB archives Timeline photos]

Around The Nine Putting Game [photo: Disc Golf Association Archives]

“Steady” Ed Headrick (the Father of Disc Golf) brought us many things we enjoy and this was one of them. You can still find some of the legacy baskets across the country that hold this game displayed on the basket (though they are few).

The object of “Around the Nine” was that you started at Position #1 (approximately 12ft away) and attempted to make your putt. If you made it or not, you then proceeded to travel the numbers in sequential order, as the distance increased by 2ft for each number, adding your score with the numbers from each position that you made the putt from.

You could earn a maximum of 45 points if you made it from  all positions and your last putt would bring you out at about 28ft. (a good precursor to the 30ft ring in PDGA play)

Just like basketball players used H-O-R-S-E as a game to reinforce their skills, this seemingly simple skill challenge will get the best of your concentration and your endurance.

Spend some time and give it a try, then watch your game begin to improve.

Just remember:
– One attempt is made from each throwing position
– Points are scored each time the disc thrown comes to rest in the basket
– The number of points awarded is based on the throwing position number
– The maximum possible score is 45 points.


“Steady” Ed Headrick – The Father of Disc Golf [photo: PDGA archives]

Thanks Ed, the fun you created never ends.


About disctroy

Disc Golfer, Blogger, Writer, Photographer, Foodie, Blessed... We don't stop playing because we get old; We get old because we stop playing.... Troy is a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association who currently lives in Austin, TX. He is a Board Member of the Austin-based Waterloo Disc Golf Club, has been playing disc golf over 14 years competitively and non-competitively, in local and national events. He has been published in Disc Golfer magazine and Yahoo News.He volunteers regularly to promote disc golf, clean parks and help build new ones. It is his simple motto to "Play It Forward"... after all, you can never frown when you play Frisbee or throw a Disc.
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