After disc golf, books are where a great deal of my discretionary income goes. At any given time, I usually have about three books I’m reading. Typically, that’s one fiction, one non fiction, and one technical “how to” book. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved getting lost in a great story, learning about the world I live in, and learning new skills. When I started playing disc golf 10 years ago, a book search was one of the first things I did. I learn from reading better than almost any other way. It’s just how I’m wired. To my disappointment, I found nothing.
Go to your local book store, and there’s usually a decent sized sports section. There are books about just about every sport you can imagine. I was just at Barnes & Noble the other day and not only did they have huge sections full of books about all the major sports (football, baseball, soccer, etc.), but lots of sports you would never think there would be a book about. There’s several about juggling. There’s a book about bocce ball. There’s one about darts. There’s a few about being a ninja!
Is there anything about disc golf? Nope. Well, not at first glance anyway. I have literally hundreds of books around my house. I realized something a while ago. While there might not be any (well there is one) directly about disc golf, there are a ton of books that can be applied directly to disc golf. For that reason, I thought it might be helpful to you bookworms out there to compile a list of books that I’ve read that have significantly helped my disc golf game.
So, for your reading enjoyment, I present the Mind Body Disc disc golf reading list! (I’ve also added this list to the menu bar above, so you can come back and peruse it any time you want) I hope you get as much from these as I have. If you have any suggestions for me to add to this list, please let me know in the comments. I’d love for this to become an exhaustive resource for all of us disc golfers who are also avid readers!