Today, the Notre Dame Bleacher Report hydra posted a trick shot video with frisbees and football players. After you’ve watch the clip, we’ll take on you on a campus tour, frisbee golf style.
I’m no Ultimate Frisbee (or Frisbee golf) expert, mainly because my parents didn’t possess the foresight to name me “Brodie.” But even amateur Frisbee disc throwers can enjoy the Notre Dame campus and engage in a little friendly competition.
- Skins format. Hole winner gets a point, and highest point total wins. In case of a hole tie, you can either award points to multiple winners, roll the point forward to the next hole, or award no points.
- Watch out for strangers. This confines Frisbee golf to nighttime activity when foot traffic is light. Football weekends prove especially difficult.
- Watch out for friends. This last one is optional, but if you encounter a) someone who’s not playing your current round of Frisbee golf and b) is known to a majority of participants, that person immediately becomes a “speed hole.” Strokes are not counted, but a point is awarded to whomever’s Frisbee first hits the individual as s/he runs frantically from an onslaught of Frisbees. Make sure this is a “hey, this person is cool getting hit with a disc” friend and not a “hey, isn’t that Malik Zaire?!” friend.
- Previous hole winner gets first attempt, and can modify the hole as s/he sees fit. For example: “First shot has to land on concrete only, or one stroke penalty.” Or: “Everything to the right of this lightpost is out of bounds.”
At one juncture, we had 72 holes of Frisbee golf mapped out — 4 complete 18-hole courses originating from the flagpole. Below is a recommended course.
- Start at flagpole on South Quad. Proceed to woman at the well in front of O’Shaughnessy Hall. Gotta get it in the well.
- Proceed south between engineering building and O’Shag. Hit metal sculpture outside the front of the Snite.
- Hit the double doors on DeBartolo Hall.
- Land in one of the two fountains inside the atrium/trellis between DeBartolo and the Law School.
- At least 50 percent of the Frisbee needs to be under the Law School arch.
- Stop sign just south of Main Circle
- Hit the flagpole on South Quad
- Hit Father Sorin. The base of his statue doesn’t count. Bonus points if he catches your disc.
- Front doors of the Music Building. if you hit the glass windows on either the doors or elsewhere on the building, that’s a stroke penalty.
- Planter, no Jesus. Look for the Christ statue near the Golden Dome. “Venite ad me omnes” clearly calls to the committed Frisbee golfer, but take care not to hit the statue itself or your soul may be in mortal peril.
- On the west side of Washington Hall, there’s a set of iron stairs with dogs at the base. There’s a three-legged dog. That’s the hole.
- Basement doors of LaFortune (do these exist anymore after the renovation?). It’s helpful to post a lookout. Take a stroll through LaFortune.
- On the east side of LaFortune, shoot for your Frisbee to land on top of the old Fieldhouse cornerstone.
- Any portion of #1 Moses statue
- Plaque just south of the reflecting pool. Water hazard incurs a stroke penalty (and blue-stained clothing)
- Proceed south & east toward Jordan Science Hall. Hit the sundial.
- Proceed toward the north end of the Stadium. Hit one of the stop signs at the intersection of Old Juniper.
- At least 50% of the Frisbee lands in the bricked oval north of the Stadium entrance gate. Frisbees lost into the tunnel result in forfeiture of round.