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Title: Disc Golf
Post by: cerfvoliste on December 18, 2011, 02:45 PM
I started trying to learn to play Disc Golf this summer. I am still struggling, but starting to have more fun. My best score through 18 is +16. We have a local "Tone Course" and my best score is +20 there.
Are there any other DC players here? Any words of wisdom? Our local tone course is really nice, if your ever passing through Ashland Oregon, I would be glad to give you the tour.

CV

It is a good thing that Golf Discs are alot cheaper than kites....


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: chilese on December 18, 2011, 03:53 PM
Most of the experts have

drivers - very rigid (built-in oversteer)  160-190 gms

mid-distance - forgiving (neutral)

putters - very soft material to grab the chains

We have 4 courses in Las Vegas. The nearest is about 3 miles from my house. Lots of small trees. I hate trees.

I am typically a bogey golfer, +18.

I have about a dozen discs which the experts tell me are truly dinosaurs. I've had them about 25 years.

If you ever get to Santa Cruz, CA, there is an amazing course on the hillside, above the real golf course. The 4th hole is (from memory) maybe 300+ yards with a 600 foot drop! The 4th tee has a panorama of the town and the Pacific Ocean. It is stunning. Watch out for the cross winds.


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: Magpiesfooty on December 18, 2011, 05:45 PM
Good Wind = Kites
Low or No wind = Disc Golf.

I have played it for years and enjoy the challenge.  If you decide to play in a breeze, learn how to make it work for you. Just like in regular golf, be patient and don't try to Riiippppp!!!!!!!  every throw, most of the time a nice finesse throw will work.  Don't be too frightened to take a risk shot every so often, but know when you should be conservative and make up a throw on the next hole. Get a regular core group together, and play as many courses as you can. Try several different discs as drivers and approach discs.  Some will work differently, depending on how you throw.   Here in the Dallas Fort Worth area there are probably 15 courses around.  I have also played several in Austin.  Great stuff.  Enjoy yourself and have fun!!

Magpiesfooty


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: DD on December 18, 2011, 06:12 PM
No No No No No
I dont need another hoby! ;)
besides i dont know of any courses near here


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: cerfvoliste on December 18, 2011, 07:09 PM
i dont know of any courses near here


http://www.ohiodiscgolf.org/courses/list/ (http://www.ohiodiscgolf.org/courses/list/)

CV


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: coogee on December 18, 2011, 08:16 PM


             Errr what is "Disc Golf"?


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: kiteking on December 18, 2011, 10:43 PM
Professional Disc Golf Association (http://www.pdga.com/)

Membership information, FAQ for beginners, course directory, partner finder, player profiles, and tournament s

My brother plays quite often, I have played a few times, The boys all got disc's many years ago, (probably not as old as John's, but still old compared to today's standards)

A couple of weeks ago I was in a store that had a 1/2 price sale on there disc's, they had all types, and colors


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: KaoS on December 19, 2011, 02:49 PM


             Errr what is "Disc Golf"?


Me too!

My first reaction to the Professional Disc Golf Association (http://www.pdga.com) website was "... elaborate April Fool joke"  but it looks real enough in the videos.  Just goes to show!


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: Magpiesfooty on December 19, 2011, 04:11 PM
Aright Blokes.  Looks like theres going to be a future Foster's "Australian For Beer" commercial here, about disc golf in the future.  LOL!!   It is really a great deal of fun.  You have a course of 9 or 18 holes. Some of the fancier courses have concrete launch pads (tee boxes). You have a map that tells you where and how far the basket is.... (the hole) ... sometimes you can't see it because it is surrounded by trees or down the side of a steep hill or around a sharp dog leg. Most holes are par 3, some longer are par 4 not many par 5's. Most hole distances are between 250 and 600 feet long. Sounds short but longer than it seems. There are generally hazards, wind, water, creeks, steep hills, trees...etc... You try to get your disc in the basket in or below the amount of throws recommended as PAR.  You have different discs that steer left, steer right, fly hard straight in different weights for different conditions. Remember Left handers, the action of the disc in flight is opposite. Some people play "Rollers" where you roll the disc on it's side towards the hole.  Rollers, (which I personally don't like, can be a very high risk but can give you high rewards too. You have Driver discs (200-300 ft. +) Approach discs (100 - 200 ft) and putters (less than 100ft to the basket) There is nothing like thowing a disc towards that basket that you can't see, and hear the chains (of the basket...) rattle.  Great stuff.  DO NOT USE REGULAR FRISBEES FOR DISC GOLF.... this can be very frustrating as the discs are affected too much by the wind and won't travel the distances desired.  DO NOT THROW DISC GOLF DISCS AT YOUR FRIENDS as it can be dangerous.  The ends are thick and hard and they fly differenly than regular frisbees.  Have fun.   Magpiesfooty


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: chilese on December 19, 2011, 04:28 PM
A group of us were playing years ago in Phoenix.

We hear some chains clanging really loudly behind us followed by 2 guys screaming their lungs out.

We turned in time to see the chains still moving and a disc wedged into them.
The 2 guys are jumping up and down and yelling.
They are standing at the tee to the hole!!
The thrower had gotten a hole in one from maybe 200 feet away.

So I haven't seen a hole in one in disc golf, but we sure heard it.  ???

You can youtube a bunch of these.

Here's one of them.

Steve Ganz Aces the 10th at La Mirada (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8w3VIw3iTU#)


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: Schook on January 04, 2012, 07:45 AM
I started trying to learn to play Disc Golf this summer. I am still struggling, but starting to have more fun. My best score through 18 is +16. We have a local "Tone Course" and my best score is +20 there.
Are there any other DC players here? Any words of wisdom? Our local tone course is really nice, if your ever passing through Ashland Oregon, I would be glad to give you the tour.

CV

It is a good thing that Golf Discs are alot cheaper than kites....

Discs may be cheaper than kites, but that also means they accumulate quicker.

Been a disc golfer for more years than I have been flying kites.  Another nice way to get in some outdoor time.  I usually get in about 2 or 3 rounds a week during the summer.  I am by no means a pro let me know if you have any question, I can point you in the right direction for some answers. 

If you are really  interested, go to youtube and search for disc golf monthly.  They have some footage of past tournaments.  Some amazingly talented disc golfers out there.

jim


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: zippy8 on February 02, 2012, 04:16 PM
Are there any other DC players here?

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Any words of wisdom?

First accuracy, then distance. Not the other way around.

Find some other people to play with, ostracise anyone found taking it seriously, stick with a few discs rather than buying the latest "hot" design that you can't actually use as they fly so funny - a Buzzz SS and a glow Aviar do most of my work for me on local courses.

Disc golf is a good laugh.

Mike.


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: Steven L Hall on February 02, 2012, 05:10 PM
There is a disc golf course in the park where we fly.  Has to chuckle the other day  ... two young (under 25) guys were playing but riding between 'holes' on their bikes.


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: KeithG on February 14, 2012, 09:19 PM
I started playing around two years ago and enjoy playing very much. I have eight courses in my area and it only takes about half an hour to get to the most distant one. We have what is cosidered to be the oldest or second oldest course (depending on who you ask) in the USA here. I can walk to it from my house. We also have a world class course called Indian Creek, very long and challengeing for an amature.

The people have been great and  are very willing to help noobs learn the game and disc are kind of like kites, you end up with more than you thought you would.


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: zippy8 on February 17, 2012, 08:01 PM
disc are kind of like kites, you end up with more than you thought you would.
Including several that you buy just 'cos they're pretty so you end up not using them as much as you might.
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(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xwtej-e1Yo4/Tz6uycLh6lI/AAAAAAAAIxU/K1yt4qxzib8/s640/SANY0015.JPG)
Etc, etc.  ::)

Mike,
ooh.... shiny thing


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: chilese on February 18, 2012, 12:04 AM
Is that a tail on the bottom disc?

It appears you allow tails on some of your flying objects.  :)


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: thief on February 18, 2012, 06:41 AM
Mike you have some sweet discs...........who made the translucent/black ones??


Title: Re: Disc Golf
Post by: zippy8 on February 18, 2012, 07:38 AM
Mike you have some sweet discs...........who made the translucent/black ones??
They are made by Jani Lempinen under the name Anabolic Asteroid. The glow ones are Innova Destroyers and the orange one is a Discmania PD2. Both types are huge distance drivers that I simply haven't had any use for  ;D but there's a new course that they might come in handy for.

You can DIY the dye jobs and I was looking into it but it is a) extremely messy and b) can go wrong and and leave you with a filthy blob. Happy to leave this to the experts.

Mike.