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.
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.
You have your favorite disc golf bag. It’s full of your favorite discs. What other accessories do you need to carry? Whether you are playing a casual round or a multi-round tournament, there is some gear that is vital to include. Then, there are a few other extras that are nice to have in the bag if you have the space.
Some kind of towel (or multiple towels) is an absolute must to have on or in your disc golf bag. You need to be able to dry off discs during dewy morning rounds or on rainy days. Towels are also useful to
What used to be known as ultimate Frisbee is now simply known as ultimate. This is a fun and exciting sport. Many disc golfers came from ultimate backgrounds, while some avid disc golfers are just discovering this other flying disc sport themselves.
At one point, there were almost two sides of the fence. You were either an ultimate player or a disc golfer. Now, that gap has been bridged significantly as both sports become more and more mainstream. Many of today’s top disc golf professionals came from ultimate backgrounds, including Team Innova’s own “Big Sexy” duo of Nate Sexton and Jeremy Koling. Of course, we all know one of the best professional ultimate players ever, Brodie Smith, has brought a lot of new eyes to disc golf since he joined the PDGA.
The Peregrine Falcon, namesake of a star in the Aquila constellation, is known as the fastest animal on earth when doing its signature hunting dive. At speed 13, this Falcon is also extremely fast! This disc is an ultra-long-range driver that will carve up fairways long and wide. The Falcon is similar to the popular Scorpius but faster with slightly less high-speed stability. A solid turn will launch the Falcon into a ground-eating glide that, when paired with its aerodynamic wing give this disc outstanding distance. The low speed fade is reminiscent of the Scorpius which makes this disc’s finish very dependable into all but the staunchest of headwinds.
This disc is like a more stable Shryke - better in a head wind. Looking at it another way, the Falcon is like a Destroyer with less high-speed stability but similar predictably strong finish.