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Discgolf in Budapest
« on: December 24, 2009, 05:29:28 AM »
Hey KC golfers!
I am super happy to report there is permanent DG in Hungary now. Actually the sport is growing like mad in Central Europe. the last time I was here there was only one temp course on an island in the Danube. Now they have a club, tourneys, they are on the Austro Hungarian tour and it seems to be taking off  :D
I don't recommend coming here in the winter but a summer trip and you would not be disaappointed. There is a lot more to do than just golf, but hey we have to play golf too, right?
Here is the  their page in  English

http://www.disc-golf.hu/index.php?pageid=100&lang=2

Check it out. It is the beginnings of the sport in Eastern Europe, gotta love it!

Report from abroad, over and out!
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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 11:13:56 AM »
Very cool!  My wife is from Bulgaria.  I'd love to see the first course go in there!

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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 11:50:53 AM »
That is very kewl.
I've been wanting to go to Amsterdam. I wonder if there is any DG around there?

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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 12:30:35 PM »
That is very kewl.
I've been wanting to go to Amsterdam. I wonder if there is any DG around there?

I wondered the same thing, so I looked. There are a few courses in the region but none in Amsterdam (at least according to PDGA.com).

I've really been wanting to go see Europe.
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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 04:39:51 PM »
Probably no golf in Amsterdam proper. The city is very small, but Harlem or Rotterdam are better bets. The PDGA website is only so reliable. Only one of the three courses in hungary is listed there, so take it for what it is worth. I'll send a report on the 30th. I am planning to play one of the new courses then.
And hey Merry Christmas to KC disc golfers, you guys make it unbelievably good.
Over and out, ROger, Roger,
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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 08:59:26 PM »
It won't be too many more Olympics that disc golf will be an Olympic sport.  It's going to take off worldwide within the next 10-20 years.

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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 09:04:03 PM »
It won't be too many more Olympics that disc golf will be an Olympic sport.  It's going to take off worldwide within the next 10-20 years.

I would really love to see that.  People have begun to see my discs in my back seat and ask me if I play; something is drawing attention to DG, and I have seen a great popularity jump among my friends in other cities.  I too think it wont be too long.
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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009, 03:43:29 PM »
Nice. I must say though, when I was in Europe, disc golf was the last thing on my mind. :)

Maybe next time I'll remember!

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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2010, 01:43:21 PM »
We played the British Open in 2006 and in 2010 it's back at Whitcomb over 4th of July weekend.
Awesome course, you won't be disappointed!

If you' re thinking of DG trip to Europe this summer, try to work this event in!
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Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011, 11:12:19 AM »
I had posted something about golf in other countries yesterday so I thought I would share some pics of some pretty good home made baskets in Hungary. I played 9 holes in December at one of the few permanent courses. Always great to see more disc golf. I am hoping to go back in August and play the other courses as I did four years ago.
The local cost of these baskets is low by our standards, but on the local economy they aren't cheap even for local fabrication. Pretty cool regardless.



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