Ever wondered just how much of a "workout" you were getting or how many calories you burn playing disc golf? Read on, friend, we'll tell ya!
Playing disc golf
or "frisbee golf" is a great way to have fun outside and lose some
weight at the same time! We've built a disc golf calculator so you can record the calories you've burned while playing.
The average round of disc golf can take between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. There are no golf carts in disc golf, so you'll be walking the whole course. Walking the course combined with the exertion of throwing discs or frisbees can easily result in 600 calories burned. That's like over an hour at the gym!
How are these calculations are being done?
calculation is done by providing the MET (metabolic equivalent of task)
of disc golf. The Compendium of Physical Activities, done by Dr. Bill Haskell of Stanford University,
offers the METs of all sorts of physical activities. Unfortunately,
disc golf was NOT on the most updated list (however, we did request for
them to add it to their next study).
So, we estimated the MET of
disc golf at 4.0, which is slightly below the 4.3 of playing ball golf,
walking, while carrying clubs. The estimate is slightly lower because
of the weight difference in carrying a bag of discs vs carrying a bag of