Whatever brought you to try out the incredible game of disc golf, congratulations! Whether you just want to play a few casual rounds a year with friends or family or you have competitive goals in mind, the most important rule to remember is to always have fun. When you approach disc golf with that in mind, you will never grow tired of it.
Disc golf is a very simple sport to get into. Buying your first disc (or a Starter Set) is easy and it’s free to play most disc golf courses. The more you start getting into the sport, however, the more you realize just how complex it can be. You’ll start hearing strange words like “hyzer” and “anhyzer.” Fellow players will talk about discs that are “overstable” or “understable.”
Then, you start doing research and shopping for more discs. You quickly realize there are dozens of different disc golf brands, e
We are all creatures of habit, and it’s a good idea to develop good habits when you are a competitive disc golfer. One example is having a fairly consistent morning routine on tournament days.
Not all disc golfers will have the same type of routine and that’s perfectly fine. Success is all about finding things that work for you and your game. Of course, it also depends on the types of tournaments you are playing. Many MPO players in A-Tiers and Elite Series events are teeing off in the afternoon. They will have more time in the morning to kill before they start their pre-round routines.
Then, most of us are simply weekend warriors, playing in C-Tiers, club events, and even College Disc Golf events where we may have an earlier morning start or two tournament rounds to play in one day. In this scenario, you
Whether you are playing in your very first disc golf tournament or your hundredth, there is always some excitement the night before an event. Nervousness, anxiety, confidence, game planning—these are all thoughts that may be running through your head. It’s important to channel that energy, as well as mentally and physically prepare for the day ahead. Here are a few helpful tips we recommend:
Being properly hydrated requires more than just drinking a lot of water the day of the event. In fact, it’s a good idea to start hydrating at least a few days befor
Whether you are out for a casual round of disc golf or are playing a full-day disc golf tournament, you have to find ways to keep your energy up. Of course, hydration is necessary. It’s also smart to pack some snacks in your disc golf bag.
So, what are the best disc golf snacks? Here are some of our favorites:
When the Jomez Pro boys did their first season of Showmez during quarantine, they did a bracket-style Munch Madness tournament to determine the best disc g
If you are looking to improve your disc golf skills and achieve more consistent tournament performances, practice makes all the difference. This is true whether you are playing as an Open professional or a Recreational amateur. Mental and physical preparation are both key to success in disc golf, just like any competitive sport.
You Against the Course
The best players in the world see themselves as “playing against the course” in the early rounds of any big tournament. Ultimately, you can’t control how your competitors play, so it pays to focus on one hole at a
When you are getting ready to play a disc golf tournament, you should take the time to prepare mentally and physically. Today, we want to talk about physical preparation. What can you do to get your body ready for a long day of tournament disc golf?
Many PDGA-sanctioned events require you to play two rounds in a day. These are very long days. Pace of play is always slower in a disc golf tournament setting compared to casual rounds. There’s a lot of waiting around and it’s easy for the body to stiffen up in between throws. Even when you have one round a day with tee times, you can expect a pretty long day of disc golf.
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…