Not everyone will agree, but if you want to lower your scores, the approach shots are the most important shots in disc golf. The best way to take strokes off off of your game, is to improve your putting and approach shots. As in ball golf, they don’t get the focus that the drive does, everyone loves to throw a drive 500 feet, and 50 foot putts are always exciting. If you can throw a drive 250 feet, and then park your approach under the basket, for a drop in putt, it a sure thing that you will have better scores.
The goal of most disc golfers is to get better. To get better, you need to get lower scores. One of the ways to improve your playing, and lower your scores, is to get in better shape. Getting stronger and more physically fit will help you in disc golf, as well as many other areas in your life. The way to get stronger is to stress your muscles by making them do work.. I have developed a training program that will make you stronger and more fit. This will allow you to throw farther and to have fewer injuries. You don’t need to ever have an injury from playing disc golf.
The most common ways to lose your disc disc golf discs is.
1. To throw them into the woods or long grass and not be able to locate them.
2. To play in winter and lose them under the snow.
3. To throw them into water and they sink.
In playing disc golf, there are two basic shots. The forehand and the backhand. Outside of the two main throws are several specialty throws, some are worth learning. Some specialty shots are not worth learning unless you have perfected the rest.
Two other throws that are worth learning are the Roller shot, and the overhead shot. In many situations they can be shots that can take strokes off your game. The ultimate goal of all disc golfers. These shots are at least worth checking out.
Most people who play disc golf know the regular terms and language. There are lots of other words that people use for describing things that happen on the course, that are not in the dictionary, or in the general vocabulary for disc golf. I have gathered some interesting terms from other players, and from what I’ve read that other players use. I will share the common ones, as well as some of the better ones that are not common that I have found.
nterested in disc golf, or a player, or just looking to see what it’s all about, there are 5 websites that you should visit frequently to keep up with all thing disc golf. They are not in any order of importance; you should use them all because they all offer something special.
There is a classic saying in the world of golf: “Drive for show, putt for dough.” This saying applies equally as well to disc golf. Everyone is impressed with long, straight, accurate drives to the basket. This is why we play–to feel the rip and watch in awe as your disc sails through air, then fades to the basket. The real money in tournaments or skins, however, is made in the putt. Regardless of how strong your driving skills, if your putting skills lack, then you will never be a good disc golf player. Accuracy in putting is essential, thus the importance of practice.
Golf as an American sport is in decline. According to the National Golf Foundation and the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association the number of people who play ‘ball’ golf has gone down from 30 million to about 26 million in the past 8 years. A New York Times article this year points to time as a critical factor. Walter Hurney, a real estate developer and golf aficionado said:
The Vibram Birdie Bash disc golf tournament will be held at 10 a.m. May 31 at Aitkin’s City Park disc golf course, with all proceeds donated to Fit City Aitkin.
Fit City Aitkin member Kathy Brophy said her group is excited to endorse the Vibram Birdie Bash.
That’s right! Terry Miller “The Disc Golf Guy” will be covering the 2014 Minnesota Amateur Disc Golf Championships! Terry will be here representing Legacy Discs and providing some form of coverage, the extent of which will be announced at a later date.