Every player in disc golf, regardless of experience, knows that to achieved maximum distance, using a disc golf driver is essential to cover a lot of ground. However, to achieve that optimum distance, always remember that there is more to do than simply throw the disc in the air and pray that the disc will cover a lot of distance.
But how to throw a disc golf driver the right way? The key is to gather as much information as possible to throw a disc golf driver properly. After all, it is all about the techniques you used and the other factors that will help the driver flight to a longer distance on the course. This article will teach different tips and guidelines in throwing a disc golf driver the right way.
Throwing a Disc Golf Driver the Right Way
When it comes to throwing a disc golf driver, the primary objective is to throw it straight and far. And this can be done by knowing the proper technique on how to do it. You will need to know the excellent grip and the right disc to achieve the purpose. When looking for your shot, you focus on different factors such as the wind, the slopeness of the ground, and the other obstacles on the course.
My advice is to through the disc using the backhand throw to have the chance to cover maximum distance. Throwing with your entire body will allow you to throw further and provides more consistency on the throw. Familiarizing this forehand throw is a significant first step, but incorporate the proper throwing technique to achieve greater distance and straight line.
How to Throw a Disc Golf Driver Far
If you want to throw the disc golf driver far, it will all start with how you grip the disc before the throw. My preference is always the power grip where the four fingers are on the bottom side and the thumb on top of the flight plate. Ensure that the thumb is not too far on the end or not too near on the edge of the disc. You should have a nice firm grip with excellent thumb pressure since it will counterbalance the four fingers on the bottom.
When it comes to the form and the throwing technique, start learning the basics and take it from there. In the tee pad, you want to back up and square your body to the target. You will also need to keep it one line to the basket or the area to which you are trying to throw. My preference is to start my throw on the back right corner of the tee pad because it gives me enough space to transition a four-step runup then release it into the air.
Start by taking one medium step to your left and then another medium step to the right. At this point, you will need to try to turn your lower body and loaden your legs. As you load your hips from your back, crossing that left leg behind, then take one large step to your right as you shift your whole body weight, including your hips and legs, while turning your torso while driving the disc forward to release it to the destination.
You will need to work on the four-step runup and get comfortable when doing it. Doing the runup properly will let you drive your body correctly to get your momentum forward while releasing the disc out of your hand. It can be complicated at first but keep working on getting your driver at a maximum distance.
How to Throw a Disc Golf Driver Straight
When it comes to throwing the disc straight, you will need to pull the disc on a straight line while providing an excellent follow-through. Throwing it in a perfectly linear motion provides a greeted chance for the disc golf driver to end up in a straight flight path. But how to do it? There are basically two ways to throw a disc golf driver straight: releasing a stable disc flat and releasing an understable disc at a hyzer angle.
The first technique is to use a stable disc or a straight disc and throws it flat to the air. In looking for a disc, choose something that has a turn rating from 0 to -1. If you are not familiar with the flight rating of the disc, it is found on the surface of the disc, and the turn rating is the third from the top. You can also try an overstable disc because this disc can also fly in a straight line when released flat.
Another method to throw a disc golf driver straight is to release it at a hyzer angle. But you will need to use an understandable disc in doing so to achieve a straight line. Again, you will need to check on the flight rating system and look for a -2 or even lower turn rating to achieve maximum performance.
You will also need to put a maximum force on the disc for the flat release. I suggest working on pulling your arm for you to have the desirable snap on your release. It can be frustrating at first, and you will probably fair during your early tries but keep working on your throw to make it perfect. When doing a hyzer flip, you will need a low release while throwing it with a hyzer followed by a straight line.
The first step in achieving excellent distance to your throw is to learn how to throw a disc golf driver properly. Of course, it is normal for you to familiarize yourself with the much slower putters and midranges. Still, if you want to take your distance capability to another level, learning to throw the disc golf driver straighter to achieved maximum distance is an excellent skill to learn. After all, it is all about adding different methods and techniques in your game to help it improve and ultimately achieved the maximum distance of the throw you are capable of.