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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

Introduction recommendation from a local youth: Web

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:


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.

Playing Disc Golf at Altitude

Online Article with simple but helpful tips

Your Blueprint For Better Putting
July 17, 2020 by Jack Trageser
This is a helpful resource for understanding our own challenges with putting.

Top 5 Disc Golf Distance Tips

by Avery Jenkins

Let's face it; we are always looking for ways to throw farther. This may help!

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

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.



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