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).

The Basics:

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.


Avoid Blow Ups - Mental Game

by Sarah Cunningham

Online Article

This a short but sweet bit of advice relevant to all of us.

Recommended Books:

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.



© 2013 by the Gold Country Disc Golf Association. No frisbees were harmed in the making of this site.

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