Disc Golf is a sport that we have truly come to enjoy and love. It was one of those instant obsessions, that had us wondering how we could have been missing out on this beautiful game all those years before. We know that we will continue to love this game for as long as we are able to play it.
Disc golf is easy to learn, and the disc golf community is very welcoming and encouraging to new players, we all started playing at some point. If you know someone who plays, ask to join them on their next round, they will be so excited. Or if you don’t know anyone who plays, ask a friend or family member to join you, double the fun this way and you can learn alongside each other. And if neither of those options are available, just show up at your local course to play a solo round or possibly join up with others playing and make some new friends. You won’t regret it. The most important thing about disc golf is having fun!
The first thing you should know is that disc golf uses discs and not frisbees. There are four basic disc types and these include: putters, midranges, fairway drivers, and distance drivers. The easiest way to tell the difference is the width of the rim, putters being the smallest rim or rounded and distance drivers being the widest or sharpest. Having the right disc can make a big difference to getting the most out of every throw.
Just like any sport there are a few things we all wish we had known when first starting out, this page is dedicated to help you understand a few of the basics. The Mechanics (grip, stance, etc.), the Physics (disc rating system), and the Terminology (disc golf lingo) to help you feel more comfortable and confident as you get into the game of disc golf.
There are many things that you can continually develop as you progress in disc golf. We've outlined the basics of three different grips and basic footwork.
Every disc has a four number rating system. We've broken down these numbers to help you better understand the flight path of your discs.
Like any sport, disc golf has its own language. We've explained some of the common terms you'll likely hear out on your local course.