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