I absolutely love drills. Drills are a fundamental way to practice various throwing techniques and hone in certain skills on the disc golf course like putting and driving. And they can really comprise of anything and everything you can imagine. For example, check out the following drills below: Drill #1 – 10 in a row putting drill: This drill is simple and requires you to make 10 putts in a row from a certain spot before you move to a new more difficult spot. Drill #2 – field goals drill: for this drill, you will start on the 50 yard line of a football field. That means you’re about 60 yards, or 180 feet total, from the field goal posts (50 yard line + 10 yards of end zone). From here, you’ll work on your distance and accuracy by trying to throw you disc through the field goal posts. If you can consistently do this, back up 10 yards and start again. If you went the length of the field, you would be at the opposite end’s field goal post and your total throw distance will be 120 yards or 360 feet. If you can consistently make that 360 foot shot, your throws should look much better on the course. For more drills, check out my drills post below ⬇️. “The 50 Best Disc Golf Drills to Change Your Game Forever.”
Finally, one of the most important golf tips and tricks is to simply put time into your craft. In the same way that an artist won’t improve if they don’t’ draw and paint, golfers can’t improve if they don’t practice. And yes, despite what we said earlier, this does include going to the driving range regularly. You can’t always control the weather on your big golf days. Therefore, we recommend practicing your long drives in various weather conditions. You need to be able to adapt to things like rain, wind speed, and more.
After your next round, while you’re driving or relaxing at the house, sit for a few minutes and ponder about your last round…and the few before that one. How did you play? What do you need to improve on? How can you get better? Just think. This always helps me.
One really underrated tip that I can give to up and coming disc golfers is to become an athlete. By this I mean you need to get healthy and fit. If you take a look at the best disc golfers in the world, you’ll notice that they’re almost all very fit and in shape. That’s also the case with almost every other professional athlete on the planet. Disc golf is not overly demanding, but if you want to get significantly better, you’ve got to become a disc golf athlete: extremely fit and extremely dedicated to improving your game. Check out our two workout posts below that were made specifically for disc golf ⬇️. “The 12 Best Disc Golf Exercises to Keep You Fit.” “The Only Disc Golf Core Workout You’ll Ever Need.”
No matter what you plan on doing in the disc golf world, always try to have some kind of goal in mind. I’ve got a 24 month goal to thoroughly learn this sport, grow my website, and possibly build a disc golf business in the future. I would love to go pro, but that takes a ton of time and effort that I’m not sure if I want to put into the sport yet. But make sure you think about what you want and make a plan of action for yourself. Set specific short term goals and long term goals for best results. Check out our goals post, “11 Powerful Reasons Why Goals Are Important in Disc Golf.”
If you want to really dig in to that last tip, I’ll take it even further and discuss two things that can affect your game – your willingness to stretch and your ability to recover from any workouts or disc golf rounds. Stretching before rounds can have a positive impact on your disc golf game by allowing you to warm up earlier. That could mean a better score. Stretching after rounds can help speed up recovery. Recovery after workouts, tough disc golf rounds, or any time your muscles are significantly used is basically how the body heals itself from damage done by those workouts. Whenever you use and stress your muscles, they get tiny little microtears in them. Your body then recovers and heals those tiny tears to help your muscles get bigger and stronger. Muscle recovery is extremely important. If you don’t allow for recovery or your body doesn’t recover properly, those tiny tears could become bigger and start causing injury. You can read more about why muscle recovery is important here on Verywellfit.com. For an awesome post on stretching for disc golf, check out, “The 17 Best Disc Golf Stretches to Improve Your Game.” For a great post on how to recover quickly for your next round, check out, “The 11 Step Plan to Recover After a Disc Golf Workout.”
Quick thought for you. The slower the speed of a disc is, the more control you have. Think about it. I Regularly use my Westside Discs Harp putt and approach (link to InfiniteDiscs.com) to play full rounds with. I focus on accuracy, control, and good technique while I play with this disc and it always seems to help.
Having a pre-throw warmup routine can really help you with consistency. If you do the same routine time and time again, you will start getting used to your throws and you will start getting better.
One great way to improve your disc golf game is to pay someone better than you to teach you the game. While I don’t recommend this at first, if you’re truly serious about the game, this is a very viable option. Disc golf pros don’t make huge salaries, so I’m sure you could talk a lesser-known pro player into teaching you for a decent hourly wage.
This awesome guide can help you understand what you need to do to avoid losing your discs and can help you find them if they get lost. You can find our guide, “The Beginner’s Guide to Finding Lost Disc Golf Discs,” here.