Team SDG member Uriyah Kelley #98747 has had a fantastic season so far. As it’s winding down I thought I’d catch up with the young phenom and see how his season had been. I got a chance to interview The Granite State Kid over the phone last week and here’s what we discussed.
One of the most important things to do when finding your line and your landing zone is to take airspace into account. Air space is a 3 dimensional space, your disc is going to fly through this on its path to the basket. The hope with this blog is that you take a look at courses you regularly play, and that if a hole is troubling you you can find some new airspace.
The season is winding down up here in Maine and I got the chance to talk with Team SDG member Nate DeLisle. Last year Nate ended the season with eleven Top 3 finishes, a handful of wins, and he decided that he’d be moving up to AM1, the advanced division. This year Nate has had two top 3 finishes. Now that he’s had a year to play in the AM1 division I got to interview him.
Today I’m going to explain some of the different throws that you may or may not have heard of. I highly recommend trying each one of these. So have at it, try a new throw, and see if you can save yourself some strokes.
I think one major step that disc golf needs to go mainstream is full time officials. In every major sport there’s an umpire or judge or referee who is impartial. The problem for disc golf currently is rules aren’t always clear to the players. Calling a rules violation is up to the players, who don’t always want to call it on their fellow players.
Current starter packs are geared towards backhand players! If you’re a sidearm disc golfer, you’re going to be learning on discs that aren’t designed for your style. Throwing a Shark or Leopard forehand isn’t easy and requires touch and lots of practice. It might work for some people, but most players will struggle.
If you’re one of those people who want to get up to 350 feet or further, here’s some tips I have for extra distance. And if you are determined to throw 400, then by all means go for it! Practicing will always make you better. Here’s 6 tips for getting your max distance on a drive.
There’s more than one way to play 18 holes of disc golf, so this week I’m going to look at a few different ways that I’ve found to spice up your disc golf game. Some you can do on the course, others you can do from your kitchen table. I’ve played a few of them and they’re all worth looking at.
If you’re familiar with the 4 number flight rating system odds are you’ve seen a disc with */*/-1/3 as the rating or thrown one. What I mean is, ignore the speed and glide numbers for a second, the last 2 numbers, turn and fade are -1 and 3. But there is something interesting about these numbers and it’s the subject of my blog today. How is it that we got so many drivers that are -1/3 for turn and fade?
Visualization. That’s today’s blog topic. One thing that you need to be able to do is visualize your shot. It’s even more important on courses that you play consistently, where you might become complacent in your shot selection. If you’re already pulling out the disc before you get to the tee pad, you might consider slowing down your routine.
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.