It's perhaps one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, and anyone can participate.


It's perhaps one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, and anyone can participate.
     Frisbee, or disc, golf has become a national activity over the past decade, with many parks converting portions of their property into a disc golf course.
It has become so popular because it is easy to set up, as one just needs metal poles with chain-link baskets for holes, and all that is needed to play is a frisbee made for the game.
     On Saturday, Dodge City played host to a worldwide frolf (frisbee golf) event known at the Discraft Ace Race. Players pay an entry fee to compete, and they are given two new Discraft prototype discs to play with during their round.
     The Ace Race, which is sponsored by Discraft as a way to promote the new discs, is a competition that can be held in any city and anyone can participate.
In the state of Kansas alone, Ace Race events took place in Miltonvale, Wellington, Salina, Haysville, Altamont, Emporia, Dodge City, Independence and Hays. Other international sites included Sweden, Iceland and Australia, to make it a truly unique event.
     The purpose of the Ace Race is to do one thing — throw holes in one. If the disc does not land in the basket in one throw, the action moves onto the next hole.
     Most of the 24 people who participated in the Dodge City event found out about it via fliers. It was their first time playing the recreational activity.
     "We basically just put fliers up around town, at the course, trying to get people interested in it," said tournament director Jason Snodgrass. "It came down to people spreading the word around as it was kind of a last-minute thing."
     The grand prize for the winner was a bag full of frisbee golf discs from Discraft, which was won by David Rials, who beat out Derrick Snodgrass in a playoff.