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Old 04-24-2009, 08:06 PM
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very new to the game

i have never played before but i am always tossing around the frizz bee, what should i know before i go, do i have to call to make a tee time or just show up
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:18 PM
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Go to your local course. Most are just park with a course designed into it. Have a great time and don't be afraid to ask some guys if you can jump in with them. Most Dgolfers aren't discks, so you can get in with somebody that can guide/ help you.

I would suggest you start by throwing a Stingray, then graduate to stable discs. The Stingray can be used for every throw you will need in the beginning
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:34 PM
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Your Tee Time is... Whenever you get there. Never threw a Stinray but I would suggest starting with a midrange like a skeeter or shark. If you're used to throwing a frisbee then you will probably still find these fade very hard to the left. Throwing disc golf discs is a whole different world. I would suggest watching Youtube DiscGolf Clinics and alter your form untill you can make those suckers go right...then left. When you start making them go right and Not fading back left, then you can graduate to a understable driver. After a few years, you will have a bunch of discs you don't use any more but you can lend them to friends that you harrass into trying the game.
Most Midrangers work fine as putters, but once the addiction sets in, you will be buying all types.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:35 PM
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Where are you? Go out and have fun! If you got some cool locals out there they will take you under their wing and take care of you!!! Start by throwing a mid range disc. I started with a shark and now....just look at my name. There are tons of them out there, stingray, shark, ROC, and way many more. Throw that till you get comfortable and listen to the locals. And if you need help and your ever down this way.....
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:40 PM
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sweet thanks for the help tel u how it goes tom.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:41 PM
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Whre are you? try and see if there is a local club.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:51 PM
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i like in buffalo there are 3 with in 12 miles of my house
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:53 PM
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I bet the more you talk bout this the more locals you will attract. Its worth a try?
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:57 PM
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If you try to throw your drives like your playing catch frisbee, the disc will never fly correctly. For upshots you can use your normal "catch throwing" technique (ultimate throws). And, the putting technique is different too. A lot of the technique is based on gripping the disc correctly. So... as previously mentioned, try to find the good golfers near you to help and watch the YouTube tutorials. Oh yeah, and keep reading threads on technique on this site.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:02 PM
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thanks for all the help
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