Disc Golf: All You Need to Know About the Game You Want to Play

Disc Golf: All You Need to Know About the Game You Want to Play

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Overview

Disc Golf: All You Need to Know About the Game You Want to Play by Michael Steven Gregory, Leticia Plate

This handy reference provides techniques for mastering disc golf. Equipment and throwing techniques are detailed. Cleverly done illustrations, tips, and photographs depict various grips and stances of the game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930650183
Publisher: Trellis Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,192,663
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Award-winning screenwriter and director turns his love of writing to the sport he loves - Disc Golf. His is Filmmaker in Residence at Alliant University, and he has been an avid disc golfer for the past several years. Leticia Plate has drawn many illustrations for books, pamphlets, and for industry. Her expertise extents to products and greeting cards, and her work can be seen on iportfolio.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements8
Dedication8
Preface9
Chapter 1What Is Disc Golf?10
A Little History10
Chapter 2What You Want to Know - The Basics17
How to Play17
What is Par?19
Equipment and Supplies21
Discs
Drivers
Approach Discs
Putters
Markers (or Mini-Discs)
Renting Discs
Buying Discs
Disc Bag
Towels
Clothing
Miscellaneous Supplies
First Aid and Hydration25
Chapter 3Your First 18 Holes26
Drive off the Tee26
Throw from the Lie27
Putt29
How to Score30
Who Throws First Next30
You're Ready30
Chapter 4What You Need to Know - Beyond The Basics31
Unlearning What You've Learned31
Beyond the Basics31
Understanding Disc Stability36
Stable Discs
Overstable Discs
Understable Discs
Finding the Best Discs37
Summary38
Chapter 5Throwing Techniques39
Throwing Backhand40
Throwing Sidearm42
Throwing Overhand45
Throwing a Hyzer46
Throwing an Anhyzer48
Throwing Rollers49
Follow-through51
Summary52
Chapter 6Start With Your Putt53
Playing Smart53
The Proper Putt54
Straddle Putt
Foot-Forward Putt
Side-Straddle Putt
Making the Putt57
Selecting the Right Putter57
Balance58
Focus59
Watch the Wind60
Get a (Right) Grip61
Summary62
Chapter 7Keep Up With Your Approach63
What You Can Do64
Marking the Lie64
Getting Where You Want to Be65
Playing the Angles
Things to Consider
Wind Factor
Summary70
Chapter 8Finish With Your Drive71
Where to Start71
What to Consider When Selecting Drivers72
Breaking it Down73
Adding Distance to Your Drive74
The Run-up That Works76
The 180 Run-up
The 360 Run-up
Pull and Release
Summary80
Chapter 9Rules & Etiquette81
General Rules & Conduct81
When Driving
When Approaching
When Putting
Common Courtesy86
Don'ts
Do's
Summary88
Chapter 10Variations of The Game89
Playing Doubles89
Playing Unmarked Courses90
Playing Mandies on the Fly90
Playing Ultimate91
Playing Around Nine91
Summary93
Chapter 11The Zen of Disc Golf94
The Disc of Life95
Be the Basket95
You're Always Treed Until You're Freed95
$#%! This Hole96
Throw Only What You're Prepared to Catch Upside the Head96
Hole One is Your Last96
There's No "Par" in a (W)hole97
Play Because It Is97
Chapter 12Disc Golf Resources98
Disc Manufacturers98
Disc Golf-Related Web Sites99
Professional Disc Golf Association100
Disc Golf Association100
Disc Golf Course Locations100
Glossary101
Appendix ADisc Cheat Sheet108
Index111

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