Golf tips

Disc karma – always return found discs (if you can)

I am a prime example of disc karma. It is real. I’ve always been one that believes in giving discs back, or at least trying to get ahold of the owner so that they can come and get it. One of the best examples I have is from a little while back. I found someone’s Discraft Thrasher and hit them up. It turned out to have been his favorite disc. I mailed it to him. He got it and was happy to have it back. I wasn’t worried about reimbursement. A week later, I found a brand new Big Z Discraft Thrasher just sitting by one of the baskets at my local course. There was no name on it, so I happily added it to my collection. I’ve also found a couple of other discs this year that I returned. Those returns have all been followed by me finding another disc with no name. For more on returning lost discs, check out our post, “Should I Return a Lost Disc Golf Disc?”

Use good course etiquette

Always be respectful to others on the disc golf course. Etiquette is your behavior, which should be taken into account while playing. You can have as much fun as you want, but make sure you keep the noise down a little bit and don’t interfere with others trying to improve. Our post, “The Complete 27 Step Guide to Disc Golf Etiquette,” can help you with anything you need to know.

Always obey park rules

As disc golf players, we get to play at parks for free. Don’t mess that up by getting yourself banned from the local disc golf park. Obey the rules so everyone can have fun and keep enjoying free disc golf!

Take your friends and family to the course

Just like the last tip, you should try taking your friends and family to the course. If they’re anything like you, they may start liking disc golf a lot. Taking friends and family allows you to get some practice and help grow the sport for everybody else.

Take your significant other to the course

A great way to spend time with your significant other (and of course improve your own game) is to hit the course with them. It’s fun, cheap, and an easy way to get a little bit of practice in. Who knows, maybe your significant other will start liking the game as much as you do!

Drink lots of water

I’ve already talked about how important water is on the disc golf course, but it’s even more important to drink off the course. Proper hydration can help you body in a ton of different ways including the most important – healing. Again, make sure to drink up. Our post, “7 Ways Drinking Water Will Improve Your Disc Golf Game,” can show you exactly why water and hydration is important.

Take care of your body in every way

If you’re not healthy, you won’t be able to play. It’s as simple as that. Make sure you are taking all the necessary measures to heal and recover after you workout or play. My post called, “The 11 Step Plan to Recover After a Disc Golf Workout,” is the absolute best resource in learning how to take care of yourself while you play disc golf. That post shows how you can help your body recover is a variety of ways including sleeping, eating, and hydrating. Also, This article by Pro Disc Golfer Avery Jenkins, called, “Training for Disc Golf,” shows the entire workout and recovery process for a disc golfer.

Work on your short game A LOT

The more you practice your putting, the better you’ll get. Simple enough.

Don’t forget to have fun

Through all of the practice, trees, hundreds of rounds, and tons of B.S., don’t forget to have fun when you play. This is the key so you don’t burn out and start hating the game. Make sure that, no matter what, you keep a little bit of fun in every round you play.

Improve Your Strength and Mobility

There’s a lot that goes into a golf swing. What most golfers focus on is the mechanics of the swing. This is essential to a good game. However, there’s something equally important at a more fundamental level – strength and mobility. Improve the power of your swing and your control of the club by increasing your muscular strength. However, you also need to improve your mobility to ensure your swing isn’t inhibited by a lack of flexibility.