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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Ready to Put Your Trademark or Logo on Your Own Custom Disc or Custom Frisbee?
Designing your own trademark is a great way to make a name for yourself out on the course. It’s almost like creating a brand! There are many creative ways to design a trademark and once you have it finalized, you can brand all your gear! If you already have your own company trademark or logo, spread awareness and put it on your disc or frisbee! You can get a bunch printed to give one to all your co-workers and put on a tournament! Here are some creative ways to incorporate a logo on to your disc or frisbee:
Re-design a Trademark of a Famous Fashion Brand
We often get submissions of disc designs which include copyright images such as, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Supreme (just to name a few). While we’d love to print them, it is highly illegal. A creative way to get the same look, is to tweak the logo and Photoshop your own initials or name into these famous brand logos. Replace Louis Vuitton’s famous LV print with your own initials, or write your name in block letters with red box around it like Supreme does. There are many ways to get the same look while staying within the laws of copyright.
Create a Tag Line as your Trademark
If you don’t want to use your name or initials, tag lines can be a great substitute when creating your brand. Something short and catchy much like Nike’s tag line “Just Do It.” Jon Paache, a FlyDisc Team Member created one for himself which he prints on his discs and gear. It really set’s him aside from other players and gives him the confidence and professionalism on the course. The tag line “Retired of it all” is Jon’s trademark and words he lives by on and off the course.
Use different Backgrounds
If you’re printing multiple discs with the same logo, use different backgrounds to give them all a unique look. You can choose from solid colors, or a color fade, or even a fun pattern from our backgrounds library. If you aren’t feeling the designs we supply, you can upload a background from the web to put your logo over. Whatever you choose, your disc will look great and you will feel great knowing you designed it!
Check out how we put our logo in black or white on top of some backgrounds from our app’s free background library here as some examples. These were designed easily in less than 2 minutes! It really is that easy, so go for it!
Ready to Put Your Trademark or Logo on Your Own Custom Disc or Custom Frisbee?
When designing your own custom discs and frisbees, there really aren’t any rules. That’s the beauty of being an artist! You can create anything you’d like and call it art. For some people creating and designing is fun and easy, while for others, it can be stressful and aggravating. The goal of this website, is to make players happy with what they throw. We want Disc Golfer’s, Ultimate Players, and even casual beach throwers to look down at their custom disc and smile with joy, as they throw something THEY have created. So here are some tips in designing your custom disc or frisbee:
Choose fun photos to upload on to your disc. Your disc will stand out from the crowd with personalized photos. Using our customizer, you can literally upload any photo from your phone or desktop, to your discs! Just make sure they are nice quality and high resolution. If you’re not really a picture taker, not to worry. We have an extensive library available with various photos to choose from or you can choose from the web. Pictures are a great way to customize your disc because it shows your personality and interests. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Personalize Your Custom Disc
Large corporations, and their brand names are everywhere. They essentially control how we buy and what we buy. Custom discs and frisbees give you the opportunity to break away from sporting a brand name. We urge you to create your own brand! Personalize your disc by writing your name on it with our unique font library! Create a logo for yourself using your own initials! The opportunities are endless when you design your own disc. Whatever you do, make it YOURS.
Have Fun with it!
There is no pressure in disc design. You can upload as much or as little as you want to your disc. Have fun and play around with our tools in the customizer. You will be amazed by what your are capable of creating. Design a few and save them to your profile. You can always go back and tweak and redesign. Can’t wait to see what YOU can create!
There is nothing quite like playing disc golf with custom discs you designed yourself. There is something special about personalizing sports equipment. We think it’s better luck to play with something YOU’VE designed. Here are some pro’s in using custom discs on the course:
No More Disc Mix-ups
Have you ever played disc golf on a crowded course? Have you ever gone to fetch your red Dynamic Discs Fuzion Sheriff only to find another competitor reaching for the same one? It’s actually pretty common for players to have the same discs, after all, there aren’t many disc golf manufacturers in the world. Designing your OWN discs, makes this awkward situation nearly impossible. Creating a custom disc gives you the power to stand out from the crowd. You can design your discs however you want using our customizer. You can even print your name on it! Or, upload a picture of your face on it! However you choose to design your disc, it will be ONLY YOURS.
Intimidate your Competition with Stylish Custom Discs
Imagine walking on to the course. You have a bag full of brand-name discs, all basic colors. Your competition walks on to the course and sets down their bag. They take out discs with their own logo they have created. All of the drivers, midranges and putters have a variation of their OWN logo. They have built their own disc golf brand. Before the game even starts, they have won. Creating your own custom discs and playing with them on the course gives you confidence and definitely some “cool points”.
Custom Discs allow you to express yourself through art. If you’re not really the creative type, there are tons of options you can use to create a custom disc in our customizer. Having a custom disc on the course will set you aside from everyone else. No matter how you choose to decorate your disc, it will be uniquely yours.
Are you planning a wedding and looking for unique wedding favors? Give your guests memorable favors they will actually use and enjoy like fun custom discs! Whether your guests play disc golf or just like tossing a frisbee on the beach, we have all different discs to choose from.
Custom Disc Place Settings
Forget the name cards! Create discs with your guests name to put at their seat. You can upload photos, patterns, and text with our customizer and WOW your guests with their very own customized discs.
Custom Discs for your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Custom discs also make great gifts for your wedding party. What better way to ask your friends to be in your wedding than throwing a disc at them? Why not give your best man a disc with his face on it? Or, create a collage of funny photos of you and your bridesmaids. Your friends and family will never forget your special day with a unique and personalized gift.
Pop the Question with a Disc!
Imagine; it’s a beautiful summer day. You’re in the kitchen packing a delicious picnic for you and your significant other. You bring wine, cheese, grapes and chocolate. You both head outside and walk to the park hand in hand. You get there and she starts unrolling the blanket and setting up the spread. “Go Long!” You tell her as you pull out a frisbee. She jogs backwards as you toss her the ultimate with four words on it. “Will You Marry Me?”
It was a beautiful sunny January weekend here in San Diego at Morley Field. My friend and I were having a great day playing some disc golf. Everything was going great, we were at hole 4 and a threw a forehand drive, soon it veered right and went into the bushes. As I ran over laughing to pick up my disc I see a man heading straight in my direction. I knew exactly what was happening here, he had mistaken his disc for mine, immediately I knew I didn’t personalize my disc in any way and by the look in his eye and rage in his step, I knew it would be a tough convince.
How it all Started
When I went to pull the disc out he rudely jumped in front of my face and claimed the disc was his. It was a Pink Latitude 64 Gold Line Ballista. I had just gotten the disc, so like a rookie I forgot to put my name on it or personalize it in anyway. He was apparently borrowing it from a friend who didn’t have a name on it either (of course). I told him that both my friend and I watched the disc from the time it left my hand to the bush, but he wouldn’t budge. He told a long drawn out story about how his friend would “kill him” if he didn’t bring her disc back. He obviously needed this disc more than I did. I told him he could just have it and this is the moment where I decided I wasn’t going to let this happen again. Sure, I could continue to buy popular discs and write my name on them, but what happens when I run into another Kira?
Luckily, I stumbled across Fly Discs and and I knew my personalized disc problems would be solved forever! Fly Discs allows you to completely personalize your disc, which is exactly what I needed. First, you choose your own background color, gradients, patterns and stock backgrounds. Next, you add your own text and photos. You can bet my name and number is clearly printed on all of my discs. Having my own personalized collection doesn’t only make me value my discs so much more but I feel as if I’m throwing them with integrity because I know they are personalized just for me and my name is literally on every shot I make. If you are a disc golf player, you need a to personalize a Fly Disc ASAP!