In traditional golf, players attempt to hit a ball across a course and into a hole in as few strokes of their club as they can. Disc golf borrows this same basic structure, but substitutes balls and clubs for “Frisbee” discs. Players tee-off from a designated area by throwing their disc in the direction of a metal basket. Scoring is similar to traditional golf: players attempt to get their discs into the basket in as few throws as they can. Disc golf has become increasingly competitive, with a dedicated set of players who are very serious about their gear–especially their discs.
I have been playing disc golf for almost ten years. Along the way I have developed an appreciation for the nuanced differences between the characteristics of various discs. By cataloging the discs using a common metadata application profile, I hope to facilitate manufacturers, retailers, and players in finding the disc they need.