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!
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.
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?”
Dynamic Disc’s Criminal is one of our newest drivers that we have added to our list of discs you can customize! Watch this video for a thorough review on this disc to learn more about the Criminal and see if this disc is right for you!
Dave Feldberg, American professional disc golfer, tournament director and team manager at Latitude 64 personally speaks about his signature line. With the spotlight on the Spark Driver, tune in to learn more about one of our newest molds to customize! If you are looking for a fairway driver, you definitely want to give the spark a shot! Watch this video to learn everything you need to know in under 2 minutes about the Spark driver!
It’s a new year so maybe you want to pick up a new hobby, or improve at one you’re already hooked on. Either way, we thought this video could be beneficial to all players, whether it’s your first time picking up a disc, or you have been playing for years. Sometimes going back to basics can inspire us and step up our game. Watch this video by Pro Instructor Scott Papa to learn some throwing tips and basics!