View Post

The Simplest and Most Important Disc Golf Skill

Not mastering this particular skill causes more added throws to your score card than any other disc golf related skill out there. Forgetting this one thing has contributed to lost league matches, missed ace pots, and embarrassing tournament performances. A lack of this skill has quite possibly resulted in almost every other disc golf scoring issue you’ve had for the entire time you’ve played the sport.

View Post

9 Disc Golf Driving Tips You Don’t Hear That Often

It’s show time! You are standing on the tee. Today you are playing one of the better courses in your area. This hole is a great example of why. The basket is not reachable off the tee. It’s 650 feet away. Good thing you watched that YouTube video last night on disc golf driving tips! You’ve been working on your distance …

View Post

Just the Tip – Discs Don’t Have a Steering Wheel

The only way you can throw a disc is straight. Weird statement when referring to something that usually flies every way except straight.  I’m not talking about how the disc flies, though.  I’m talking about how the disc is thrown.  So maybe I need to change that statement slightly. The only way you can throw a disc is straight….  At a …

View Post

Just the Tip – The Disc is a Wing

My Dad is an airplane freak.  He’s like that dog in Pixar’s “Up” except instead of darting away and saying “squirrel!”, he says “airplane!”.  He’s flown model planes my whole life.  He even flew the real thing for a while.  For me, though, airplanes are more of a puzzle than an obsession. I remember staring at them as a kid …

View Post

Just the Tip – Sometimes the Tee Pad is Wrong

“I know why your drives keep going into the woods on the right on this hole.” “Because this hole hates me?” “No, turn around.  You’ll see why right away.” As we walked up the fairway, him to his disc out in the open, me to mine depressingly kicked off into the woods, we both turned around.  At first I didn’t …

View Post

Just the Tip – Ease Up Into the Wind

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s definitely spring here in Illinois.  One day it’s cold, the next it’s hot.  One day it’s calm, the next it windy.  This is the time of year when every day off is a crap shoot weather wise.  The forecast could change several times by the time I’m actually off work and …

Just the Tip – Learn to Straddle

“In every round of disc golf, you will have to straddle putt at least once.” -JohnE McCray And he’s right.  Almost every round, you will end up needing to straddle putt.  Out from behind a tree or a bush.  To give yourself a line to the basket.  Because there is something behind you preventing you from taking your normal stance. …

View Post

Just the Tip – Slow Down

If you are a racing fan, you are familiar with the phrase, “slow is smooth and smooth is fast”.  Variants of that phrase are used in many sports.  I’ve heard it in bowling, ball golf, and baseball to name a few.  It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s true every time.  It’s not until a race car driver learns to slow …

View Post

Just the Tip – Stand Still

Several years ago, I blew out 4 discs in my back.  It was a very dark time in my life filled with pain, a loss of hope, and the inability to play disc golf.  It was horrible and I don’t wish an experience like that on anyone.  If you have ever had any disc issues in your back, you can …

View Post

Just the Tip – Don’t Step on Your Mini

Foot faults.  They don’t get called a lot in casual rounds, but they still bug the snot out of me.  It’s pretty straight forward, you have 30cm behind the center line of your mini to plant your foot when you throw. I kind of understand how this happens when people are using a run up.  I still don’t think it’s …