Professional Frolfing

Once associated with hacky-sacking stoners, Disc Golf (Frolf) is shedding its burnout past and becoming a legitimate recreational activity. Even if the most athletic thing you do all day is lower yourself onto a toilet, you can join the PDGA, and actually call your slovenly self a professional athlete.Some basics:Disc Meet Basket: Just like regular golf, Frolf has 18 "holes" (usually in a state park) where a player attempts to get the disc into steel cages in the fewest throws (strokes). The hole itself is a circular, chandelier-like basket, that could easily be confused for dominatrix furniture. Frisbees Are For Kids: Specialized frolf discs weigh 6oz and measure a little bigger than a salad plate. Typically, three discs are used per round: driver (for distance), a mid-range (for fairway shots), and a putter (for putting, you idiot).Quick Path to Glory: Recreational players usually average a 700 on the perplexing official rating system. Players with a 1,000 rating are considered scratch frolfers. But it's relatively easy to pick up and most amateurs become groupie-hording frolf studs in a matter of months.Amateur PDGA memberships cost $40 and get you a personalized driver and an invite to register for tournaments all over the country. You can technically buy professional status for $55, but your limp-wristed tosses will get you laughed at, so you won't have any fun. Unless, of course, you're completely baked.