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Disc Connection’s Top Tips To Improving Your Game

Anyone who plays disc golf in Perth will know how incredible it feels to see your game improve. It’s one of those sports that anyone can master and become a professional with enough dedication and practice. So don’t worry if you’re sitting there wondering what the next steps are to improve your game. The Disc Connection team has got you covered. We’ve been playing disc golf for over ten years, and we’ve learned a thing or two that we’d like to pass on to you.


Disc Golf Mistakes You Need To Stop Making

As with any new hobby, mistakes are entirely normal. However, it’s important to identify them and learn how to adjust your technique to improve your game. Here are a few of the most common mistakes people make playing frisbee golf in Perth.

  • Having too many discs. Okay, we get it. There are so many excellent discs out there. We know; after all, we sell them! However, while you’re practising and working on your game, you need to play with the same discs over and over again to build muscle memory and work on your technique. If you take a dozen different discs out every time you play, you’re never going to be able to work out which ones fade more, which ones are faster, or which ones need a power throw. Trust us; less is more when you’re practising.
  • Not taking the time to learn from the pros. Whether you watch disc golf videos on YouTube or ask for some tips on the course, you should definitely take the time to pick the brains of people who are better than you. You’ll learn plenty of invaluable tricks to improve your game.
  • Throwing too hard. The logic is there. The harder you throw, the further the disc will go, right? Not exactly. Your disc will go further if you focus on technique rather than brute strength. Throwing the disc as hard as you can will only result in you hurting yourself and your score.
  • Focusing on only one throw. If you’re a backhand player, you may not think it’s important to work on developing your forehand shots. However, once you start playing on some diverse, challenging courses, you’ll begin to notice your game won’t be as strong.
  • Not learning to putt. As is the case in regular golf, putting is where the real skill is. If you can’t putt, you’ll waste throws trying to get your disc in the basket. Instead, take the time to learn to putt, and you’ll see your game improve dramatically.


Signs You’re Using The Wrong Equipment

If you’ve been playing with the same equipment for quite some time, you might not realise it if it’s affecting your game. This is especially true if you’ve been using the same equipment since you began playing. So here are a few signs you might need to reconsider the disc golf equipment you’ve been using.

  • You’re using the wrong type of disc. In disc golf, there are putters, mid-range, control drivers, and distance driver discs. Each disc has its own purpose, so make sure you’re using the right disc at each stage of your game. For example, if you’re driving with a putter, you’re not going to get very far.
  • You haven’t considered the flight rating. Your disc’s flight rating will indicate the turn and fade you can expect from your disc, which is important for improving your technique. Read up on all the terminology and choose a disc that meets your needs.
  • You’re playing with a difficult disc. Certain discs are designed to give professional players an edge in their game, but if you don’t know how to use them properly, you’re going to find these discs tough to use. Make sure you check whether your disc is made for players of a certain skill level before you buy it.
  • Do you need a disc golf bag? There comes the point in every disc golfer's life where the plastic Coles bag just doesn’t cut it anymore. If you’re carrying more than three discs plus your water bottle and other items, you should probably invest in a disc golf bag that makes your life easier and keeps your discs safe.


How To Gradually Improve Your Game

If you follow these tips and tricks, you’ll start to see your disc golf game improving gradually over time.

  • Throw shorter distances with better technique. Unless you get your technique down pat, your distance throws won’t be as great. Instead of trying to get under par straight out of the gate, try meeting the par and focus on the overall technique of your throw.
  • Exercise outside of disc golf. Disc golf requires strength, agility, and quite a bit of walking/cardio. So if you’re serious about improving your game, you’ll need to do a bit of exercise outside of the game itself so you can come into it feeling healthy and fit.
  • Set yourself a goal. Without a goal to reach for, any practice you do, and improvements you see won’t be as satisfying. Set yourself some short and long-term goals and start slowly working towards them.
  • Practice, practice, practice. As with any other sport, you need to give yourself plenty of time to practice and refine your skills. If you can’t get out to play disc golf in Perth every weekend, that’s okay. You can get yourself a foldable basket from Disc Connection to put up in your backyard so you can practice regularly.


For Everything To Do With Disc Golf In Perth, Head To Disc Connection

At Disc Connection, we live and breathe disc golf. We’re passionate about this rapidly-growing sport, and as our name suggests, we love connecting people with discs. We aim to provide the widest range of high-quality disc golf equipment at the lowest prices in Australia. With over ten years of experience in the sport, the Disc Connection team can help new players get started, and seasoned players find the latest and greatest discs, bags, baskets, and accessories. For everything disc golf in Perth, head to Disc Connection.