Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Does that make you retire your love for discgolf until Spring? In some opinions, December is the best month to play! New obstacles like snow mounds, ice, and the extreme terrain make for a way more exciting game. Not only does playing discgolf in December make for more an adventure, it also makes you a better player! Some of the best discgolf players play during all seasons so that they don’t every get rusty. Another plus to playing in the Winter, is that courses are mostly empty. You can take all the time you need to make your perfect putts. :
Here are some other things to keep in mind when you’re hitting the course in December. 1. Hydrate! Always remember to drink a lot of water. Although you might not feel thirsty, it’s important to stay hydrated. 2. Dress in layers! Wearing one giant jacket can be restrictive. We suggest layering with Thermals, Flannels and a Waterproof Shell. 3. Wear proper Boots or Waterproof Footwear! The last thing you want to happen if for your feet to get wet! Wear proper boots and bring some trash bags to tie over your boots in case the terrain is extra slushy. 4. Bring Towels! This is important for wiping your wet discs! 5. Bring Chapstick and Lotion. You don’t want to suffer in the snow with dry hands or lips! 6. Be sure to play with some bright color discs! White discs will disappear in the snow. You can always design your own bright discs on our site!
It’s the year of the Unicorns! Unicorns are trending big time in all aspects of life. Unicorn fraps, unicorn phone cases, unicorn cupcakes, clothes and even disc golf discs. Unicorns are taking over the world and we want you to be able to design your very own custom unicorn disc golf disc. The mystical unicorn is known to bring good luck and fortune if seen. Legends say, if you play with unicorn disc golf discs, you will throw your furthest throw, the most precise hyzer flip AND land epic aces. After you design your disc, tag @flysdiscs in your post to be featured on our Instagram page!
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!
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 different areas and even combines 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. Be creative, have fun and show us what you got!
Submit a Video!
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!
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 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!
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.
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!
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:
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.
Mastering disc golf shots is something you can always be working on as a player. There are many videos and tools on the internet that you may utilize to help you grow strength and technique when shooting.
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:
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.
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.