Golf, Disc Golf, Frolf, and Calvinball
Here are the major differences between Golf, Disc Golf, Frolf, and Calvinball. Generally stated, they form a continuum from the very structured, athletic prowess, and rules based; to the completely anarchistic and purely creative.
Golf and Disc Golf have leagues, explicit rules, winners, and losers.
Frolf and Calvinball have neither leagues nor winners. Frolf and Calvinball allow anyone, beginner or advanced player, to win.
Golf, Disc Golf, Frolf, Calvinball
|Guiding Principle||Spirit of the Game||You can't play Calvinball in the same way twice|
|Equipment||Golf clubs, golf ball, Golf Hole with a Tee||Disc (Frisbee, Innova or other like device)||Flying Rotating Objects (Large selection of potential flying devices)||Anything (all sports and non-sports can be part of Calvinball)|
|Winner Selection||Person with the fewest shots in 18 golf holes wins.||Person with the fewest throws in 18 Disc baskets wins.||Person who wins the very last shot, or negotiates their way into winning wins.||Person whose wit and intelligence is higher.|
|Throwing Order||Winner of the previous hole shots first, loser shoots last||Made up on the moment.|
|Completion of a hole|
|Rigidity of rules||Established, and fixed||Established and fixed||Fluid, with guidelines||Absolutely none|