(and Not Make a Fool of Yourself!)
Spring is always in the air, at least from March on, which means it's time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air! And what better way to do that than by playing a round or two of disc golf? If you're new to the game (or just need a refresher on the rules), here's a quick primer on how to throw a disc golf.
The Basics of Throwing a Disc Golf
First things first: you'll need a Frisbee. But not just any old Frisbee—a special disc designed for disc golf, which can be purchased at most sporting goods stores. Once you've got your hands on a disc, it's time to start throwing! Here are the basics of how to throw a disc golf:
- Grip the disc with your thumb on top and your index and middle fingers wrapped around the bottom.
- cock your arm back and to the side, keeping the disc level with your shoulder.
- As you start to bring your arm forward, snap your wrist so that the disc spins.
- Release the disc when your arm is parallel with the ground.
- Follow through with your arm after you release the disc—this will help ensure that it stays on course.
Disc Golf Etiquette for Beginners
Now that you know how to throw a disc golf, it's important to learn about proper etiquette so that you don't anger fellow players (or make a fool of yourself). Here are a few tips:
- First and foremost, always be respectful of other players and their shots—no one likes a trash talker!
- When it's your turn to tee off, be sure to step off of the tee pad before taking your shot. Usually, there is a marker clearly delineating where the tee pad ends and where the fairway begins. If you're unsure, just ask another player or consult the course map. Stepping off of the tee pad ensures that everyone has an equal chance of making their shot from the same starting point.
- Be sure to stay behind the player who is throwing— no one likes having someone breathing down their neck while they're trying to focus! And please, no unsolicited advice—unless someone asks for help, it's best to keep quiet and let them play their game.
- After each shot, take only enough steps necessary to retrieve your Frisbee from where it landed; no need to trample all over the fairway in search of it. If you must cross into another player's lie (the area where their Frisbee lies on the ground), be sure to announce " foot fault" before doing so—and please try not do this too often, as it can slow down play for everyone else on hole . Lastly, if you happen upon another player's lost Frisbee , please return it to them as soon as possible; we've all been there before and it's not fun losing track of your Frisbee in tall grass!
By following these simple tips, you'll be well on your way to enjoying a fun game of disc golf—without angering any fellow players or making yourself look foolish in the process! So what are you waiting for? Grab a Frisbee and head out to your nearest course today!
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