DIY Disc Golf Equipment

Disc golf equipment can be pretty pricey and we think that shouldn’t keep you away from the course. Aside from the discs themselves, the other equipment can be super easy to re-create with things around the house, in the garage, or even just in nature! We have seen tons of DIY videos for unique equipment and the opportunities are endless when choosing materials. Here are some videos of the best disc golf cart and basket we have seen!

Getting Creative with Equipment

The cool thing about building your own equipment, is how unique it makes you as a player! You don’t need to have brand name to throw better. Not only does custom apparatuses show you have creative skills, but it shows confidence and determination out on the course. Keep in mind, these are just a few videos. We have also seen laundry hampers turn into disc golf baskets, wheel barrels turn into carts, and pretty much anything used for disc markers! Custom equipment is what we’re all about at Flydiscs! Submit a video through Instagram by posting and tagging @flydiscs and we’ll repost your video!

Get Creative and have some fun!

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Trick Shot Battle

Once you have perfected driving shots, puts and backhanders, why not try some trick shots? Trick shots can be whatever you want them to be. You can bounce the disc off the ground, into the basket, hit the disc against a wall before it hits the chains or even, get spun around in a wheelchair, stand up and take a shot. All of these count as trick shots! What a fun way to get creative and have fun on a warm Summer day. Check out Brody Smith and Avery Jenkins Trick Shot Battle here:

Be Creative with Trick Shots!

As you can see in the clip above, Brody and Avery explored diffferent areas and even comobines different sports for this epic trick shots battle. You can make your own rules, points system and use whatever props you wish to attempt the ultimate trick shot.

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Submit your video by posting on your Instagram a trick shot video and tagging @flydiscs. We will select winners based on best shot and most creative video! Our winners will get to design and order their own disc on our site for FREE!

Good luck and have some fun!

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Backyard Disc Tricks

It’s that time of the year again! The snow is melting, jackets are coming off and summer sports are back! There is no better place to be during the summer time than OUTSIDE! Although most of us don’t live on the beach where you can swim and surf, and certainly most of us don’t have access to toys like jet skis, 4 wheelers or motorcycles, there is still fun to be had. Backyard games are the answer to your summer boredom, and we want to reward you for your creativity. We want to see what kind of creative disc tricks you can do in your backyard. There are no rules! You just have to tag us on Instagram @flydiscs a fun, creative video doing a disc golf trick for a chance to win any custom disc golf disc on our site. Check out the fun backyard trick by @pogoky in the video below:

Submit a Video!

Submit your video by posting on your Instagram the disc trick video and tagging @flydiscs. We will select winners based on best trick and most creative video! Our winners will get to design and order their own disc golf disc on our site for FREE!

Good luck and have some fun!

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50 Putt Challenge

Getting bored of posting selfies and pet pics on your Instagram page? The 50 Putt Challenge is here! Brought to you by @brad_disc who started the competition on Instagram a couple months ago. Can you beat his score of 46/50 shots made in the basket from 15 feet away? We want YOU to submit your video for a chance to win your very own custom putter.

How to set up the 50 Putt Challenge

This is not as hard as it seems to set up and you certainly don’t need 50 putters like @brad_disc. You can use one, and keep getting it after every shot. First, set up a basket in the corner of the room, or yard. If you don’t have a basket, take a bucket and tilt it sideways on some sort of ledge. Be sure that whatever you choose to use for a basket, is the correct height (around 3ft tall). Now that we have everything set up, have a friend film you, or prop your phone up and film yourself putting 50 times from 15 ft away!

Submit a Video!

Submit your video by posting on your Instagram the putting video along with your score /50. Hashtag #50puttchallenge and tag @flydiscs in your post. We will select winners based on best putter and most creative video! Our winners will get to design and order their own putter on our site for FREE!

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Disc Golf Graduation Party

It’s that time of year to start planning Graduation Parties. Whether you’re graduating from High School or graduating from College, it’s pretty typical to throw some sort of party for family and friends to celebrate your success. Typically, these parties consist of family and friends gathered in you backyard or party hall, eating hamburgers and discussing how old you’ve gotten and how proud everyone is of you. How sweet…What if, you mixed it up and hosted a party on a disc golf course! You could separate everyone into teams and have a friendly competition surrounding your cake and hot dogs. Here are some fun ideas to make this Disc Golf Graduation Party a reality:

Setting Up

Okay, so you’ll want to find a venue that allows for this graduation BBQ-style disc golf tournament. I suggest, going to your local disc golf course, and asking if it’s possible to host a BBQ there. If not, you’ll have to create one yourself, which is not hard. What you’ll need to do is find an open field, park or backyard. You can design your own course, numbering each hole. If you don’t already have baskets, there are ways to get creative to make your own. If you want to get professional, here are some PDGA quality disc golf baskets you can purchase. Once you have the course set up, work on creating a homebase for food and drinks. A white party tent, picnic tables, or BBQ would be a great idea for setting up the party. That way, everyone can meet back for drinks and cake after the match.

Custom Graduation Disc Golf Discs

Something that would make this party truly unique is designing custom disc golf discs for the big game. Something that showcases your successful year, or even just a great photo of your graduating class. Another idea is to make a custom disc trophy, for the winning team. You can decorate discs and write “Pete’s Disc Golf Graduation Party Tournament Champs!” There are so many cool ways to decorate your disc golf discs to make your party super memorable.

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Distance Driving Shots

There are a couple techniques when driving those long distance shots. Sidearm, Backhand and overhand shots depend on a few different elements. You should always keep a few things in mind when preparing for any shot. The wind, the slope of the ground and where obstacles are just a few elements to think about before driving.

The backhand driving technique is best used when you are throwing for consistent distance. Approach your mark with an x-step, turn your hip away from the target and allow you arm to pull across your chest.  Pro Jeremy Koling provides information on the three most common techniques of  distance driving.

When attempting a side arm distance shot, you really want to make sure your palm is facing the sky through your follow. You don’t want to roll your wrist over.

Finally, the hook thumb, which is best for higher throws, is all about the grip. Make sure you have a tight grip and toss up at 12 o’ clock.

Watch the clip below to see how Pro Jeremy Koling uses specific techniques of  distance driving.

Here are some tips on how to grip your disc, and throw a distance drive:

Other Tips:

  • Video yourself throwing each shot and make note on how you can improve your positioning.
 
  • Sidearm shots are typically more successful with a more stable disc. Start by choosing a stable disc to drive with. Once you get the hang of it chance to different discs
 
  • Start by mastering your foot placement. Once you get your stance, work on your swing and wrist snap. Finally add the foot placement and swing together to create a rhythm that works for you.
         

Have you played Night Disc Golf?

There are many different ways to play the great game of disc golf. Players are getting super creative with setting up nets, pretty much anywhere but one of the most fun, and most unique is playing at night. Playing disc golf at night is not as challenging as you would think, however it does require some planning. The key to success is glow in the dark nets,discs and of course, a flashlight.

Planning Night Disc Golf

Night Golf does require some heavy planning. After all, you don’t want to be stranded in the dark not knowing the course or where the baskets are. First, you would want to find a place to play. Most local courses offer night disc golf. If you can not find one that does, you can make your own course. The best places to make a course are open fields like, soccer feilds, parks or maybe your friends backyard. Some players are even brave enough to set up courses on trails in the woods. Secondly, you’ll want to bring a backpack filled with all your night disc golf essentials. We recommend you bring the following: a flashlight with fresh batteries (to see where you’re walking), microfiber towel (in case your discs get wet from rain etc.) cell phone (for safety), score cards and writing utensil, mini marker discs ,bug spray, water and snacks!

Night Disc Golf Discs

The most important essential you will need for night disc golf, are the glow in the dark discs of course! There are many different types of glow in the dark discs you can get now adays. My favorite are actually the LED light up discs by Nite Ize. These are great because they give off more light than the glow discs that get charged by sunlight. They also come in fun colors. These discs are 185g and is equipped with a single LED light and 9 fiber optic bands that push the lights towards the outside of the disc. They are also water proof! The cool thing about night disc golf discs, is they are usually cheaper than regular day time discs that don’t glow. Be sure to always track your disc after you throw! Just because you have the brightest disc in the bag, doesn’t mean it can’t get lost under some leaves or down a ditch.

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Personalized Discs- The 2019 Trend

Personalizing has been a trend for decades. Whether it is writing your initials on your lunchbox, or putting holes in your jeans a certain way. Making something personal is adding that special touch to something that’s yours. Now that we have the technology to make any product personalized by the click of a button, the possibilities are endless! It’s 2019, why buy brand named products when you can create your very own brand? Personalized disc golf discs are blowing up in 2019 and here’s why:

Personalized Discs are the Future

As disc golf continues to grow as a sport, like any other athlete, it is crucial to determine what your style is. Sydney Crosby likes to play with a CCM hockey stick with minimum to no curve, Pro soccer player Lionel Messi swears by his orange and blue cleats. What will your style be out on the course? Maybe you have a couple signature colors you can upload to your discs. Or maybe, it’s a certain animal you want stamp on your discs. Personalizing your discs will help you distinguish your self as an athlete!

Personalized Discs for the Team

Most team sports have jerseys with numbers and sometimes last names printed on the back. If you’re on a Ultimate Frisbee Team or Disc Golf team, do you have any sort of team unity gear? A huge trend in the disc industry for 2019 is getting team names or personal PDGA numbers on discs or frisbees. In the future, all discs will have some sort of personalized touch to it. Get a head start and design some discs for your team!

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