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Fans find disc golf a game for the season

Jason Dore plays a round of disc golf during the finals of the 2013 Borderland Spring Fling held at Borderland State Park in North Easton.
Jason Dore plays a round of disc golf during the finals of the 2013 Borderland Spring Fling held at Borderland State Park in North Easton.Photos by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

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EASTON — Let’s get started: Position yourself at a 90 degree-angle from your target.

Plant your feet in a comfortable, wide stance. Swivel your body, cross your throwing arm laterally across your chest — then release and follow through.

This is the basic drive — or starting/distance shot — in disc golf, known less formally as Frisbee golf.

You might be thinking: Frisbee? That’s easy, right? Played it in my backyard as a kid.

But consider disc golf the evolution — and revolution — of what you know of the simple backyard game.

“It’s still considered a niche sport, not a lot of people know about it,” Matt DeAngelis, president of the nonprofit New England Flying disc Association, said after a Sunday-morning round at Borderland State Park. “But every day, we see new faces out here.”

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