Disc Golf and Its Complexities
This page provides resources to help expand one's never-ending effort to grow as a disc golfer.
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws).
Introduction to Disc Golf: Video
PDGA Official Rules: Online Document
How Discs Fly: Video
Disc Flight Charts/Comparisons/Affecting Factors: inFlight Guide Website
Glossary of Terms: Website
Find Courses Around the World: Website
Advanced Playing Tips:
Mastering the Wind
by Ron Convers Jr. with Brendan Hickman
Online Article: http://www.discraft.com/res_wind06_p1.html
We don't get much wind up here in the Gold Country,
but this sort of information comes in real handy when we
head out onto the flats and neighboring courses.
by Sarah Cunningham
This a short but sweet bit of advice relevant to all of us.
Fearless Golf: Conquering the Mental Game
by Dr. Gio Valiante
Available at the Grass Valley Public Library
This book emphasized the need to replace a fixation-on-results
with a commitment to mastery of one’s body and one's mind.
Smart Golf: How to Simplify and Score Your Mental Game
by Dede Owens
Super cheap on Amazon.com
The authors use the acronym PAR (Plan-Apply-React) to summarize the key elements of smart golf.
Applying scientifically researched and field-tested principles of sport psychology, Smart Golf
presents state-of-the-art techniques for focus, relaxation, self-regulation,
anxiety and stress management, and performance enhancement.