Old 07-20-2017, 10:42 PM
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Default I'm new! Here's my experience so far...

I have 2 friends that have been playing for a while. They sparked my interest which led me to really geek out online researching the sport as well as watching a bunch of tournaments on YouTube. I have really enjoyed it this far!

I haven't played a course yet, but I think I'll be able to tomorrow, hopefully. Last week I ordered 3 discs, an aviar, roc, and a valkyrie and they came in a few days ago. I've gone to a field 3 times now to practice, after watching several videos online of course.

I have thrown frisbees my whole life here and there as well as playing ultimate many many times. I never became exceptional or anything but always could throw pretty well. I must say, these golf discs are tough to get to do what you want! I have however improved with each practice so far. Today I set up a 5 gallon bucket as a target 150 ft away and got near it probably about 1/3 of my throws, throwing in place with no run up. I've mostly just been throwing the putter, but occasionally trying the roc and valkyrie too. Wow, the pros make it look was easy!

I can't wait to play and practice more and get better. I'm very inconsistent as of now. The furthest I threw today was about 180 ft. But I've enjoyed my practice a lot.

I've already read a lot on this forum and appreciate everyone's helpful comments and attitude!

I guess that's about it for now.

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Old 07-21-2017, 01:34 AM
Mike McQuinn Mike McQuinn is offline
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Forgot to say, I'm in Mt Shasta, CA.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:35 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Probably, your first round of golf will likely be your worst. You will only get better after that, so don't worry about how you're playing first time out.
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:33 AM
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A good idear is to buy five Putter, same Brand and weight. So you can throw five times before collecting the discs.
Makes training much more effective.

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Old 07-21-2017, 05:43 AM
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Welcome to the sport and the forum. Sounds like you're off to a good start with some solid discs and practice. The fact that you enjoyed practicing puts you in great shape to improve. For your first round, remember to have fun and stay within your (current) game. For example, if you go out and play a round with your more experienced friends (I'm assuming they throw for more distance) don't try to overthrow. On a 350 foot hole, for example, two 150-175 foot shots plus a putt is the same number of strokes as a 300 foot drive, a missed 50 footer, and a cleanup putt. So even if you don't have the distance yet, you can still score pretty decently.

Hopefully you will continue enjoying and doing fieldwork; it is time well spent if you want to improve. That, and putting practice.

But again, most importantly, have fun, and welcome.

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Old 07-21-2017, 10:25 AM
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Welcome from NC! Have fun and keep practicing. Buy a basket if you can and have room for one. Putting practice has helped me more than anything.
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Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. I'm also new. I just need some serious suggestion about Best Golf Irons in 2020. Thanks again
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