The Rules of Disc Golf

  1. May 04, 2022

    New PDGA Rules for 2022: Additional Updates

    We’ve been featuring some of the most notable PDGA rules changes for 2022 on the DGU Blog. Click below to read each…
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  2. April 27, 2022

    New PDGA Rules for 2022: Completing the Hole

    Changes to How the Disc Can Land in the Basket One of the more controversial PDGA rule changes for 2022 is not necessarily a new rule. It is technically a reversal to an older version of…
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  3. April 20, 2022

    New PDGA Rules for 2022: Mandatories

    As of January 2022, there were a few important updates to PDGA rules. Last week, we covered the new OB relief…
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  4. April 13, 2022

    New Disc Golf Rules for 2022: OB Relief

    PDGA tournament season is here. Sanctioned events are happening everywhere and the number of tournaments…
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  5. February 18, 2021

    When it Makes Sense to Rethrow from Your Previous Lie

    Disc golf has some interesting rules. Most are there to punish you when you make big mistakes or violate course etiquette. Yet, some rules can actually benefit you from time to time in tournament play. That’s why…
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  6. January 07, 2021

    Reducing Anger and Frustration on the Disc Golf Course

    Like all sports, disc golf can be filled with many emotions. Throughout your average round, there will be some highs and lows, and then some fairly boring moments in between. When the pressure is on and you're…
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  7. December 03, 2020

    What is a Disc Golf "Hazard" Penalty?

    Tournament rules for disc golf can sometimes get a little more complex depending on the natural landscape of the course or the tournament director’s desired layout. We all know about out-of-bounds penalties and…
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  8. October 27, 2020

    How to Avoid Falling Putts and Foot Faults

    Even though they do happen from time to time, you rarely see foot faults called in professional tournaments anymore. After the 
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  9. September 16, 2020

    You Missed the Mando. Now What?

    Many disc golf holes have mandatory trees or light poles. We just call them “mandos.” A mando on a disc golf course means that your throw must travel around one specific side of that…
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  10. August 13, 2020

    How to Take Relief from OB

    Taking an out of bounds (OB) penalty stroke is never fun. It can derail your momentum, whether you are in a casual disc golf round or an important tournament round. It’s basically an…
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