Hey everyone, welcome to Tee Off Disc Golf! My passion for disc golf has intensified over the years since I started playing, so much so, that I have decided to share my knowledge gained and experiences had with you.
My First Tee Off
I started out disc golfing like many people did. A few of my buddies who already had been disc golfing for some time invited me to come to the local course with them after school. I borrowed a disc (only a long-range driver) and fell in love with the game. Hanging out with my friends and attempting to crank my disc as hard as I could towards the basket, only to have it fly off some random direction, was much of the fun at the time.
I especially loved the driving portion of the game, giving a disc my full force and letting it fly. As far as techniques and different types of discs were concerned, I never really held a full appreciation for the nuances of the game. I was always annoyed at other players on the course who had what seemed like 700 discs, sometimes throwing 2 or 3 discs at a time each.
My thought at the time was “Why does anyone carry around those bags full of discs? I can do just as well with my driver” And then I proceed to try to putt with a long-range driver only to have it go 20 feet past the pin on what seemed like a gentle throw.
Eventually I got curious, I am a scientist at heart and in training. Why are they using different discs? Why are there various kinds of the same disc? What do different plastics do? What are speed, turn, glide, and fade? What effect does the wind have? My need for accomplishment, wanting to better myself and my game took over.
As I started researching all these various aspects of the game, I found that there is a ton of information out there. I finally started to understand why those once “annoying” players on the course, were actually just ahead of me. They were more ambitious and wanted more out of the game of disc golf than I previously wanted, but now I wanted that too.
I have put lots of time into playing on different courses, using various types of discs and materials, and improving my throwing technique. Most importantly, I am enjoying the game more than I ever did when I was simply throwing a driver .
Information Is Power | Practice is Improvement
My goal with this website is to share what I have learned with you to help even casual players enjoy and improve their game more. I am not a professional on tour, but I hope to share lessons learned with you in ways that are new, interesting, and easy to understand.
I’d be more than happy to answer any comments or questions you have, so feel free to leave them below.
To your next powerful drive and accurate putt,
Founder of Tee Off Disc Golf