One really underrated tip that I can give to up and coming disc golfers is to become an athlete. By this I mean you need to get healthy and fit. If you take a look at the best disc golfers in the world, you’ll notice that they’re almost all very fit and in shape. That’s also the case with almost every other professional athlete on the planet. Disc golf is not overly demanding, but if you want to get significantly better, you’ve got to become a disc golf athlete: extremely fit and extremely dedicated to improving your game. Check out our two workout posts below that were made specifically for disc golf ⬇️. “The 12 Best Disc Golf Exercises to Keep You Fit.” “The Only Disc Golf Core Workout You’ll Ever Need.”
I absolutely love drills. Drills are a fundamental way to practice various throwing techniques and hone in certain skills on the disc golf course like putting and driving. And they can really comprise of anything and everything you can imagine. For example, check out the following drills below: Drill #1 – 10 in a row putting drill: This drill is simple and requires you to make 10 putts in a row from a certain spot before you move to a new more difficult spot. Drill #2 – field goals drill: for this drill, you will start on the 50 yard line of a football field. That means you’re about 60 yards, or 180 feet total, from the field goal posts (50 yard line + 10 yards of end zone). From here, you’ll work on your distance and accuracy by trying to throw you disc through the field goal posts. If you can consistently do this, back up 10 yards and start again. If you went the length of the field, you would be at the opposite end’s field goal post and your total throw distance will be 120 yards or 360 feet. If you can consistently make that 360 foot shot, your throws should look much better on the course. For more drills, check out my drills post below ⬇️. “The 50 Best Disc Golf Drills to Change Your Game Forever.”
The next tip on my list is a good one. Something I’ve talked about thoroughly since I started this blog: making sure that you have personal practice equipment at home. Because if truly want to improve your disc golf game, I’ve already said it, but you have to practice daily. And you can’t feasibly practice every day unless you have some practice equipment at home. Nobody can get to the course daily. If you can, go for it. But for the rest of us, there are three pieces of equipment that you should have at your home to help you practice.
Once your skill on the disc golf course starts improving, I want you to start looking into the technical knowledge side of disc golf. You can start learning technical knowledge as a beginner, but this really only applies once you start becoming a serious, highly competitive disc golfer. I want you to start learning all of the rules down to the small detailed rules. Understanding all of these rules will help you in unique situations and can definitely benefit you once you start playing competitively or in tournaments. For example: I was out on the course not too long ago and my disc ended up on top of the basket. Because I knew the rules, and actually wrote a post on this, that disc did not count as completing the hole. So I had to play the hole with one more stroke to finish and it added a stroke to my score. If you want to get more competitive, you need to learn all of the rules/technical knowledge of disc golf. Check out the Official Rules of Disc Golf here on PDGA.com.
Disc golf is all about strategy. It’s more than just throwing your disc at the basket. So from now on, whenever you throw, I want you to think about a few things:
The next crucial tip on this list is to consolidate the amount of discs in your bag from 20-30 discs down to no more than 10-12 (less if possible).This gives you the opportunity to play with them more and get better with those specific discs. With 20-30 discs, you’re really a jack of all trades, master of none. By switching it up and carrying less discs, you become a master of all of the discs in your bag. This will force you to start really thinking about YOUR game, figuring out what you’re best at, and which discs you throw best. The overall result will be better scores and more improvement on the course.
If you’re a newer player and you’re looking for serious improvement on the course, mastering the mental side of disc golf can really help you get better. Here are a few quick mental disc golf tips:
One of the most important concepts in all of disc golf is correct throwing technique. If you have poor technique, everything else really doesn’t matter. But developing good technique is hard. Below, I’ve outlined the 7 steps to the best disc golf technique: