New cards are in for the next phase in DDG plans to spread disc golf to the masses! These will be sent to all the schools in the San Diego area!!!!!!! As always school demos are free!!!!!
What’s the best way to approach a teepad? The short answer is all shots and approaches are situational, but there is usually a “higher percentage shot” that sometimes people miss! The right follow through and good timing are going to help you hit your target.
To combat this I like to line up one of three ways:
1st is your basic hyzer shot. The best way to line up a hyzer on the tee (rhbh) is to start on the left and follow through your stroke and finish on the right side, on a diagonal line. This will give you a swooping throw, perect for hyzers. The INNOVA Firebird or Destroyer are my discs of choice when throwing this shot, they are overstable and true.
2nd is the strait or hyzer flip shot. Probably the harder of the three until you learn it, then you’ll love it. A good place to start your Xstep is in the middle of the pad, so that your follow through is straight off the tee. The INNOVA Teebird is my favorite disc for hyzer flips, a smooth fairway driver with lots of glide. For long distance hyzer flips the INNOVA Tern is outstanding, lots of glide and easy to flip up.
3rd is the anhyzer or turn over shot. A quick recommendation is to use a beat up or older disc with high speed turn. The way you would line up your approach to the tee is from the right corner of the pad and finish on the left, on a diagonal line. This will have your follow through end to the right. I recommend a disc with high speed turn(third number left to right on the flight chart) such as a INNOVA Roadrunner or for smooth turn overs, or Krait for power turn overs.
Whichever shot you decide to use these tips will help you follow through in the right direction and eventually lower your score.
Disc Golf Clinic For Children of Perry Elementary
Angel Garcia, Jason Perdue and perfect San Diego weather led to the instruction of 120 4th-5th graders at Perry Elementary. Many of the children were throwing a disc for the first time, it was so much fun seeing them enjoy our great game.We began by showing the basic four finger power grip,three step X-step, and release of the disc, followed by explanation of the rules and play. With 120 children in attendance broken up in to groups of 40 for one hour each, then led through a round with more personalized instruction. Many children thanked us for coming and wished us to come back for another round! Here at Discovering Disc Golf our goal is to get discs in to the hands of the future to grow the sport we all love so much. Discovering Disc Golf will put on a free clinic at any schools in the area for free to get kids playing disc golf.
Discovering Disc Golf would like to thank all the children that attended, Jason Purdue, Robbie Deperro, and INNOVA for all the help today! Everyone including me had a great time.
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Discovering Disc Golf is proud to announce our first Free school clinic at Perry Elementery was a great success. 24 kindergarteners, Angel Garcia, and Jason Perdue, 25 Innova discs, and one hours time was all it took to get disc golf in to the hands of our future.
The kids had as much fun as we did teaching them, one kid said after slamming a 20fter “this game is so much fun I never wanna stop playing”.
Just the first of many free clinics for kids from DDG team! If you love disc golf as much as we do here at Discovering Disc Golf then you know how important it is to get discs in to kids hands at a young age, because there’s a little Paul Mc Beth in every classroom just waiting to be Discovered!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this special day even better!
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If you are a right hand back hand player and you haven’t learned a turn over(or ani) shot and are struggling to get the disc to turn right, then two finger side arm is going to change your game for the better. A basic two finger side arm is going to give you much more spin on the disc than a traditional back hand, so a more over stable disc is going to be better to start with. I prefer a Innova Champion Firebird for most shots inside of 300 ft and a Innova Star Destroyer for longer or flex shots. Both have a very predictable right fade making them easy to start with, but if they are too much right fade for you try a Innova Teebird for less right fade.
To start you side arm you should first figure out the grip you want; closed, or open fingers. Closed two fingers for more power, and open two fingers(or peace out fingers)for more control and smaller up shots. Then your stance and X-step are also going to come in to play, start by X-steping with your left foot forward, then swing your back or right foot behind you, then last bring your left foot back around to the front so you can twist your hips and swing your arm in to the direction you want to disc to go. keep you elbow tucked in and last spin the disc through the target by flicking(or spinning) the disc forward with your wrist. The over stable disc ive chosen for you is going to have a very predictable right fade, so fling the disc to the left and watch it fade back to the right. Side arms are all about timing and spin so an open field is a great place to learn. Lastly once you’ve got it down, try your new thrown on a DG course near you! Thanks for tuning in to this week for quick tips from team DDG.
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A Morley Local recently moved to Michigan(Chris Hanna, also know as SWITCH) needs our help to fund his tournament entry fee for the Amateur National Championships in Milford, Michigan. Discovering Disc Golf would like to ask you for your help to send him there! Only $100 will send him,total.. So any bit will help. Discovering Disc Golf will pay the rest. Contact Angel Garcia personally if you want to donate to help Chris become the next Amateur National Champion!
Very excited to say the cards look great and arrived today! Couldn’t be any happier with the way they came out! Let me know if you want to pass any out or post!
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What is an X step?your X step is the last three steps you take during your approach to the tee or up shot.The X step is the very first thing I prefer to teach new players because it’s so important to the basic mechanics of a good disc golf swing. I usually start out in a field instead of on a disc golf course to boost confidence and consistency. When starting the X step you should align yourself with the middle of tee (assuming its a straight shot), good posture and keeping your shoulders in line with the direction you are throwing is going to help you reach back farther and follow through. Start by stepping out with your right foot first, then turn your hips away from your target,pull your left foot behind you, and last swing your right foot forward and open your hips in the direction you want to throw, then plant and torch on your right foot and follow through. Some additional steps may be added for better stability, but these will be the base three steps.
These Tips are for right-handed players, but for leftys just mirror the throw by stepping out in front with your left foot, turn your hips away from the direction you are throwing, swing your right foot behind you, and last swing your left leg in front of you, open your hips towards the target and plant your left foot to twist and follow through, and you’ll have the same great results.
A good X step along with a good pull,timing, and follow through will be a recipe for a great disc golf swing. Please go and like us on Facebook and tune in next week for the next Quick tip from Discovering Disc Golf!
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Wrap up from the clinic, and final thoughts. Today had a bit more wind than we would have liked, but everyone had a great time at the first free military putting clinic. We worked on the two main putting styles as well as how the grip and spin come in to play. After a short demonstration we were putting as a group, then individual work came after. Discovering Disc Golf would like to thank all that attended and were involved in making the clinic possible. Once again Thank You All and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon!