Did our previous post on distance leave you itching for more? The wait is over. Here is part 2 of our examination of the importance of disc golf distance.
How Much Distance is Enough?
This is really the $20,000 question, isn’t it? How much controlled golf distance is enough? How much do you really need? Sure, another 10 feet would always be nice, but at some point you are chasing something that doesn’t actually help your score.
The first thing you need to do is take an honest look at your game and your score card. Where are your extra throws coming from? If you can only throw 200′ with accuracy, but you 3 putt every basket, you really need to learn to be OK with 200′ for now. I know it’s boring, trust me I know. But putting practice needs to come first in this situation.
At some point, distance will become a priority. 200′ isn’t far enough to be helpful if you want to play competitive golf. That begs the question, how far is? Part of that answer has to do with the courses you play. Part of it has to do with a point of diminishing returns. Part of it has to do with disc golf course design in general.
Without getting into too much complexity, I want to throw a number out there…