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Quick Tips To Advance Your Game
BASIC RULES OF THE GAME
Whether your a seasoned player or Disc Golf beginner it's always a must to follow the basic rules of the game. Some of these rules include:
DISC GOLF PROFILES
Disc Golf Putt & Approach
Disc golf putters have a blunt edge and are slower than all of the other types of discs. They are more accurate and do not travel as far as mid range discs. Shop Disc Golf Putters.
Disc Golf Mid Range
Disc golf mid range discs have edges that are bevelled and slightly blunt. They are used for longer approach shots and can be used off the Tee for moderate length drives. Mid Range discs usually fly stable and fly in slower more controllable speeds than a driver / fairway driver. Shop Disc Golf Mid Range Discs.
Disc Golf Fairway Driver
Disc golf fairway drivers are very similar to Distance Drivers in shape and flight. The main differences are slower speeds, smaller rims, and shorter distances. The rim of a fairway driver is not as wide, making it more controllable than distance drivers. Shop Disc Golf Fairway Drivers.
Disc Golf Distance Driver
Disc golf drivers have a sharp, bevelled edge that is great for cutting through the air. They are mainly used for shots off the tee pad that need to travel a significant distance towards the basket. Shop Disc Golf Drivers.
DISC GOLF THROWING STYLES
The backhand throw is the most common way to throw a disc., performed by pulling the disc from the back to front using your dominant hand. To gain the most distance and accuracy begin with the 'X' step on the pad and a Power Grip on your disc. As you pull the disc across your chest, rotate your hips to face the basket to gain power and speed.
The forehand throw is performed by pushing the disc along the side of the body much like a sidearm throw in baseball. Forehand throws usually generate more speed from the start as the disc is pushed forward instead of being pulled forward for a backhand.
The tomahawk is an overhead shot, similar to throwing a baseball. Your fingers must be on the inside lip of the disc to throw a tomahawk shot. This is a great shot for going over big objects.
The thumber is similar to a tomahawk but the disc flies the exact opposite. Your thumb must be on the inside lip of the disc to throw a thumber shot. This is an excellent shot when you need to go over a tree.
Choosing the right disc while matching your power with the length of your shot is vital for anyone wanting to optimize their accuracy and reduce their score. The distance charts below illustrate the range for each disc category, starting with distance drivers and ending with putters.
Matching the stability of the disc with your Throwing Power Index (TPI) allows for a flight that maximizes distance and accuracy.
The Flight Analyzer is a program for comparing the flight routes of various golf discs. Contains Graphs of how golf discs fly for your particular style and speed level.
Disc Golf Pro Masters Player
Don Jensen PDGA #29602
Owner of Sweet Spot Disc Golf.
In Don's first full year of playing Disc Golf he won the Michigan State Championship in the Am Masters Division. In 2010, Don won the Michigan State Championship in the Open Masters Division, beating a World Champion for the title. After many wins Don has put his focus into growing the sport of Disc Golf and giving back to his community.