Last updated on September 18th, 2023 at 01:52 am
Last updated by Maredith Damasco
So, you have started playing disc golf and want to take it to the next level. The only way to get better at the sport is to practice and work on the necessary skills. Whether it’s knowing the correct form and technique or leveling up your disc golf skills.
Improving your skills in the sport demands substantial effort and consistent practice. To advance your game, take action now, as early work will translate into knowledge, experience, and enhanced skills.
Different Ways to Improve Your Disc Golf Game
There are certain things that you can do to get better at disc golf. Some of these things require you to change your lifestyle to improve your body’s condition while some will change your throwing form. Please check the list below for different ways on what you can do to improve your disc golf game:
Get Your Body in Shape
If you want to improve your disc golf game, you’ll need to get your body ready for the challenge and the difficulty of playing the sport. In other words, you must get your body in shape or improve your physical fitness. If you are not yet in good physical condition, my advice is to develop a fitness routine to help your body get into the best physical shape. You can create a general exercise plan or look for a workout that will help in improving your cardio.
An ideal way is to find a workout routine that is made specifically for disc golf. There are new workout routines being designed primarily to improve the muscles used in the sport. You can do several exercises to help improve all the muscles required in disc golf. There are also disc golf workouts developed to make you stronger and more fit in playing several rounds of disc golf. There are more structured programs available also, like Disc Golf Strong.
Learn New Techniques through Instructional Videos Online
Learning new disc golf techniques will not need you to go outside and play on the field, until you need to practice the technique. Thanks to the advancement of technology, you can learn new techniques and skills by watching instructional videos online, such as Youtube and other platforms. Youtube is the most popular medium where many free instructional videos are found and are free of charge. The disc golf player can get a lot of information and knowledge applied on the entire disc golf course.
If you want to improve and level up your game, you may need to acquire the proper disc golf equipment.
Using professional disc golf equipment can elevate your skills and mindset, preparing you to compete with seasoned players. Whether it’s the right putters, midranges, drivers, or a high-quality disc golf bag, these tools can aid in your improvement as a player. One of my favorite disc golf exercise equipment to use is the Pro Pull.
Look for a Mentor
To enhance your disc golf skills, seek guidance from an experienced mentor, whether it’s a professional player or someone with extensive experience and tournament success.
Another way to find a mentor is to attend or enroll in disc golf clinics. Clinics focus on enhancing specific skills or techniques crucial for your game, addressing your weaknesses, and improving your skills, form, and consistency.
Practice, Practice, and More Practice
As cliche as it sounds, practice makes perfect, which is also true for improving your disc golf game. Whether it’s practicing outside or at home, the most important thing is to focus on every aspect of your game that needs improvement. Practicing constantly is the key to gain more improvement into your disc golf game.
How to Practice Disc Golf
In order to have a great disc golf practice is to have a plan. You already know what to do by doing this, and it eliminates wasting your time on the field. Avoid going into a practice session without a plan or a goal in mind. You need to know what specific purpose or goals you need to achieve when doing the practice session.
You also need to have a partner that will serve as your eye during the practice. Your partner can be your mentor or other players who will watch you and what you are doing. You need someone who will be observing you and will let you know your performance during practice. By doing this, you will have an idea if you are close or have achieved your goals in every practice session.
How to Practice Disc Golf at Home
Sometimes, practicing your disc golf game requires you to go to a disc golf course. While certain circumstances may limit your access to the field, you can still practice at home by selecting a target a few meters away, even without a basket. Then you can aim and try to throw the disc aiming for your target. You can repeat what you are doing until you perfect your throw and achieve your required target.
If you own a disc golf basket, you can find a space on your home ground and try to work on your putting or any other types of throws. If you do not have a disc golf basket, try to be creative by using unconventional materials such as an old basketball hoop, a trash can, or even a big drum. Using these materials can also help you perform your practice drills even in the comfort of your own home.
The key to becoming a better disc golfer is consistent effort and unwavering commitment to improvement.