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Old 07-15-2015, 08:08 AM
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Just some basic tips for players new to the game that could help them come up to speed fairly quickly if they're willing to follow it. The main idea is learning the concept of throwing straight and level before actually playing any rounds.

1) Buy a putter, something like a 175g SS Wizard. You want a "stable" putter that flies fairly straight with minimal fade. This will help you visually see problems like the disc flying to far to the left or right.

2) Go to a field and mark out distances of 50,100,150,200,250,300ft.

3) Start from 50ft and work on throwing your putter straight, level, etc, to hit that distance on the fly. Once you can achieve this fairly easily (10 or more times in a row), move up to the next marker and repeat. Important: You're not trying to throw 200ft the first throw! Learning how to throw shorter throws accurately is extremely important to this game, so take the time and learn how to throw accurately to each distance marker.

4) Once you're throwing your putter to 200ft now it's time to do the same thing with a mid range disc, something like a 175g Buzzz. But this time continue the process until you are throwing your mid range to the 250ft marker.

5) Once you're throwing your mid range out to 250ft, it's time to do the same thing with a driver. Something like a 165g Mamba, Sidewinder, Roadrunner, etc. But this time continue the process until you are throwing your driver to the 300ft marker.

6) Once you're throwing your driver out to 300ft (and you're throwing your putter 200ft, your mid range 250ft), give yourself a pat on the back because you now have the raw skills to progress rapidly in your disc golf journey.

7) Now it's time to get on the course and throw! Take those same three discs, your putter, mid range, driver out to your local course. Don't worry about your score, just concentrate on 3 throws per hole. Your first throw should be with your driver, 2nd throw with your mid range, and your 3rd throw with your putter. If you're close enough to actually "putt" on your 3rd throw, GREAT but don't worry if you're not, just take your putter and "lay up" as close as possible to the basket. Do not throw more than 3 times on each hole, if after the 3rd throw your putter is not in the basket, just pick it up and move to the next hole.

8) After you've played a few rounds of disc golf using step 7's guidelines, you should have a clear grasp of how each of your disc flies, when to use each disc based on the distance you are to the hole. In future rounds feel free to use any disc on any shot based on the level of control, distance, etc, that you think you need for the shot.

9) Now it's time to start researching terms like "stable, over stable, under stable". This will help you choose discs that you may need in order to get more turn, fade, etc. Could you have used a disc to turn more heavily to the left around that tree? Then research discs that are more "over stable". What about getting a disc to fly to the right more? Start researching "under stable" discs.

10) Where you go from here is directly up to the amount of time you want to put into the game. Gains from this point on will be small and take time. As you start to throw further than 300ft, you'll notice your discs are going to the right more often, at this point you should start looking into more stable to overstable discs. Wind will have a dramatic effect on how your disc flies. As a general rule in a tailwind throw something "understable" in a headwind throw something "stable to overstable". If you never got any better from this point on you could probably play competitively with your casual friends and have fun. But if your goal is to play competitively in minis, pdga events, etc, the only thing stopping you is the amount of time you put into it. The cool thing about this game, anyone...could be the next Paul McBeth.

oh yah...don't forget to learn how to putt.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:23 AM
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:27 AM
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Kind of like this?

http://www.ehow.com/video_2358564_do...disc-golf.html
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:52 AM
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I've never seen that video before.......wow.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:56 AM
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lol cant believe you havent seen that Streets.. its a classic!
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:00 AM
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lol cant believe you havent seen that Streets.. its a classic!
I think I watched one of their putting videos and immediately knew they were doofuses. LOL
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:09 AM
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That video can't be an honest attempt, can it?
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:10 AM
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Is this serious?
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:10 AM
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That video can't be an honest attempt, can it?
hey man... "yeah... that was a good throw"
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:14 AM
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Haha, I forgot about that village "expert" dg video...that's a classic!
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