Even the pros get a day off here and there, as tour life doesn’t just include travel, practice, and competing. While those three elements are super important to ensure one’s success, a mindset of balance also has to come into play. Part of the fun of traveling the country is getting to see new areas and taking on the role of a tourist.
If you follow any big name players on social media you might find them exploring a new brewery or taking in what nature has to offer in conjunction with taking the time to practice their game. Let’s get the lowdown on how to uncover places to visit and things to do when you’re in a new neck of the woods.
Simply embarking upon a disc golf tour probably means that you have an adventurous spirit, so when you’re in a new town, why not set out on your own to find out where the hot spots are? As you drive into the area, look for a main street or downtown type of area, or basically anywhere you see a hustle and bustle of activity.
If you’re feeling shy, grab a friend to go along with you and see what adventures you can come up with together. After all, they say that two heads are better than one!
Outreach To Others
As we’ve all heard time and time again, the disc golf community is vast and in most cases, people are willing to offer a helping hand and look out for one another. If you’re rolling into town and know a few people in the area, check in with them to see what local events are taking place besides the tournament.
Don’t know a single soul? That’s ok too, as many disc golf clubs have Facebook pages that are pretty active. Make a post asking what fun things there are to do in town or even suggest a meetup of some kind. More often than not, people are willing to make new friends, especially ones who disc golf!
Look To The Tour
If you’re still stuck on what to do during your off days, at the very least you can hit the course with other competitors and play a practice round or two. Naturally, you’ll work up a hunger and probably a pretty good thirst, and this makes for an ideal time to go out to eat together afterwards.
Remember, you’re not alone on the road and while your tour does focus strongly on disc golf, it’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity to see new places and try new things. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next touring player to post some really awesome pictures to their social media accounts.
Creativity is endless in the disc golf world and we want to hear about your experiences. If you’ve been on tour, even if it’s a mini tour, and have had luck exploring the great places that only the locals know about, tell us your secrets! Share your ideas in the comments below.