It’s time for the “Feature Card” to feature someone other than the usual suspects. The players filmed on Lead and Chase card deserve to be there because they earned a top 4 score for the tournament. I think we’re all in agreement that you want to see the best disc golf being played, so put them on YouTube.
There’s a lot of great feelings in disc golf, one of my favorites is seeing my disc lay 3 feet away from the basket after my upshot. While I work on my putting and I’m confident in it, I don’t mind not having to hit a big putt. So this week let’s look at some ways to practice upshots effectively so that you can learn to park them and take the easy tap in.
This week I’m going to review the discs that Innova, Discmania, and Discraft released in 2020. Some of them we carry here at SDG and I’ve provided the links to them if you want to click and learn more. Here’s some of the good things that came from 2020
Let’s talk about the Olympics. I know it’s 7 months away, but I want to talk about it now. So we can talk about planning. If you want a little boost today watch this video to remind you of how awesome Olympic competition is. Fair warning you may cry at one point.
I know we’re ready to move on from 2020, but there’s still 2 weeks left until that ball drops and we get to the next year. New Year's Resolutions are made, and fail or succeed from year to year. I want to talk with you about disc golf resolutions and how I can help you get what you want in 2021. I’ll share my personal goal for the new year.
One of the most difficult things in disc golf is throwing a disc perfectly straight. It’s easy to get one that flies left or right, but a straight flying disc is useful almost all the time. Whether you’re throwing through a tunnel or you just want to work on your form, today I’m going to share with you a few tips on how to throw straight flying shots, and which discs can help with that.
This blog is going to discuss situations which would never arise in disc golf. I’ve been taking physics this semester at the University of Southern Maine (Go Huskies!), and when you think about it, disc golf is mostly physics. So I’ve had a discussion with my physics professor, she told me that these situations would likely never be tested, so we apply our best guesses to these questions. Do some math and never learn whether or not we’re right. It’s still fun to imagine though.
There’s already a few blogs about disc golf etiquette out there. But today I’d like to go a little further with some of the suggestions. Now I know that each of these are subjective and people have many different views on the matter. Here’s my general thoughts on some things in disc golf that we can do to make sure everyone has a good time
We often tell players who are just starting out to get a starters pack. That’s the best way to get started, but if you want to evolve your game and start seeing lower scores you’ll need more discs. I’d guess no one sets their personal best on a course with 1 disc. I think it’s going to depend on each individual player, but here’s how I see it. You need to cover each shot you’ll need on a course.
One thing about disc golf is, I’ve found signage to be misleading over the years. Some courses have baskets that are …well ... very different in distance from the numbers on the signs. That’s because sometimes baskets get moved, or a new line is created once trees fall, and sometimes they measure the distance straight to the pin, not the path you have to take to the pin. It’s not usually the course designers fault. Now, with rangefinders, I don’t have to rely on the signs; I just take about 30 seconds to use the rangefinder and pick my disc.