Looking to try a new sport this summer? Here’s one you might not have heard of: Disc Golf, which Lichterfelde sports club TuSli has been offering since June 2020. As with golf, the aim is to reach each of the nine holes in as few goes as possible, but instead of a ball you have a frisbee, and your task is to throw it into a metal basket. World champion disc golfer Stephen Defty from TuSli brought the sport with him when he came to Germany from America in the 80s. And now his club hosts regular practice sessions at the Disc Golf Park located in lush greenery by the Bäke canal. Unusual for a sport, this game is open to all, from retirees to youngsters and wheelchair users – all in the relaxed outdoors a stone’s throw from the Otto Lilienthal monument. Time to pick up a disc at the next beginners practice session and get throwing! (Text & Photos: Ramona Razaghmanesh)
Disc Golf is run by the Turn- und Sportverein Lichterfelde in the park between Krahmer- and Bäkestraße, 12207 Berlin-Lichterfelde; map. Free practice sessions usually take place on Friday at 18h30 – exact dates and registration can be found on the website.