Hey folks we’re excited to be bringing you a lot more video content than ever before. Sabattus Disc Golf is working with Ben Michaud, a local college student and filming fanatic who is going to help display our amazing courses. So here’s a chance to get to know the guy behind (and in front of) the camera.
Today I’m writing to those of you who are upset with the scores that you are getting on the course. I think we suffer from seeing how easy things are and forgetting how difficult disc golf can be. Take a breath and don’t worry about it.
Let’s take a look at how disc golf has changed in the last 20 years. I’ve only been playing since May 2010 so some of this stuff is before my time on the game and I get a kick out of watching old tournaments. One thing I noticed as I was going through YouTube was the number of views on videos, the most recent World Championships have 3.4 million views. Older videos such as the 1999 Worlds have 80k views.
How much does it cost to play other sports and do other recreational activities? When you’re looking at recreational time what does that really equate to dollar wise. I’m going to break down how cheap disc golf really is here at Sabattus Disc Golf.
I was given the opportunity to caddy for Team Innova and Team SDG member, Uriyah Kelley, on Saturday when he competed in the Don’t Poke the Bear B-Tier at Woodland Valley. It was pretty cool because I’ve never caddied before, and I hadn’t gotten to see Uriyah throw in person yet. It was definitely an eye opening experience and it’s lit a little fire in me. I’m going to make sure I practice more so I don’t lose to him by too much when we play in the future.
Today I’m going to be looking at some of the discs that aren’t as popular. Here’s 6 discs out there that I think people should be trying, and I’ll tell you why you should give them a shot. I love to talk with people about their golf game when they get into the shop, but these are some disc recommendations that I think help people when the popular discs aren’t working for them.
I wanted to throw 500 feet like Paul, Paige, Jennifer Allen, Ricky, and all those other big arms. But I’ve changed my mind in the past few years. If you’re throwing 350+ feet you likely don’t need more distance. How did I arrive at my conclusion? I asked myself some questions about the distance and how much it really affects my overall score.
My disc golf career wouldn’t be where it is today without the love and support from my dad, Michael. When I got home from playing my first round of disc golf my dad drove me to the sporting goods store to buy a 3 pack of starter discs. We threw that Aviar, Shark, Leopard pack in the backyard after supper and then we returned to the shop so he could buy a set of his own. That was 10 years ago and we’re still best cardmates. He still uses his starter set 150g DX Aviar too, every hole.
After deciding to sponsor my brother for his first random dubs at a local course, I realized I had forgotten to tell him about all the little intricacies of this sort of match. So this week I’d like to let you guys know how dubs are run at some of Maine’s courses, and provide some of those tips I wish I had passed on to him before he headed out onto the course.
While it’s true that many young players enjoy the course, it’s open to everyone and it seems that not enough folks are taking advantage of it. So let me explain why you should be playing the Owl as often as the other courses.
This blog is inspired by a lesson I just gave, but also by seeing hundreds of players stop short on their follow through over the years. I watch a lot of players tee off on Hole 1 of our courses while I’m in the Pro Shop, and I think following through on your drives can get players more distance and accuracy.