Disc Golf Essentials: 14 Useful Things to Keep in Your Bag
by Celavirgie Bautista JUL 13, 2021
Most players are too busy choosing what discs to put in their bag that it’s easy for them to overlook other disc golf essentials.
Besides your discs, there are some must-have items that you need to carry in your bag for a worry-free and productive round of disc golf and/or tournament.
To save you from running around asking every player if they have that something you need, we listed down the things you should consider putting in your bag.
Disc Golf Essentials
1. A BASIC FIRST AID KIT
Injuries are a part of any sport and having a first aid kit can come in handy for quick relief. It’s always useful to have supplies for cuts and scrapes like alcohol wipes, big and small band-aids, and a splinter remover. Packing some paracetamol is also ideal to treat aching muscles.
Having some good snacks during a round will help keep your energy up.You can also avoid hunger headaches that can take away your focus. Look forhealthy tasty snacks that are small and nonperishable. Most disc golfers preferenergy bars.
Water has many important functions in the body and it’s important tostay hydrated especially when you’re in the course so your body can perform atits highest level.
4. TOWEL FOR YOUR HANDS/TOWEL FOR YOUR DISCS
When the day becomes too hot it’s easy for you to get sweaty hands which can cause a poor grip on the disc. But you can prevent this by having a towel with you. You can easily take it out and wipe not just your hands, but your face, neck, and, arms too, thus keeping you cool.
Need something to clean your wet or muddy discs? Having a towel ready to dry them can make a huge difference and it can help your disc golf game.
While many disc golfers primarily used minis for collecting, there are a lot of reasons to use minis to your advantage. For instance, just pull your mini out of your bag for marking the lie. It will help you to keep track of where you’ll throw from on the next shot.
You’d want to be prepared when you hit that ace. So, you won’t have to run all over the course asking everyone if they have a sharpie so you can mark your disc. Another reason to bring a sharpie is to write your name on your disc. Just like most disc golfers say, “It’s not your disc unless you have your name on it.”
7. HAND WARMERS/NECK WARMERS
Being comfortably warm in the winter is far more important to your game than how excellent your gear is. Keeping your hand and neck warm will do wonders when it’s 0 degrees. Also, find some nice clothes that will keep you warm and dry without restricting your movement.
An extra pair of socks can come in handy on hot days or if the course is a little soggy. Nothing’s worse than having to play most of a round with wet mushy socks.
9. PLASTIC BAG FOR TRASH
Keeping disc golf courses clean should be everybody’s job. Having a litter-free, well-kept disc golf course benefits all the members of the community. It offers a safe and enjoyable place for disc golfers to play.
It’s easy to forget about the dangers of the sun when you’re having too much fun. The danger goes far beyond any short-term redness and discomfort. When playing outdoors, think about the climate. You should have sunscreen to prevent sunburn, as well as protecting any existing burns.
11. HOCKEY PUCK
Disc golf discs get stuck in a tree? A hockey puck can come in handy to knock them out so you can continue playing.
12. HAND SANITIZER
Germs are everywhere! They can get onto your hands and discs while playing a round and make you sick. If a handwashing station is not available, having a hand sanitizer in your bag can come in handy.
13. BUG SPRAY
This may not seem like a necessity but if you’re like some people who seem to attract ticks, you may want to add this to your bag. It can be helpful to keep you safe, comfortable, and focused since most disc golf courses are located in wooded areas.
14. EXTRA CLOTHES
The weather can sometimes be unpredictable but by bringing extra clothes you can enjoy playing disc golf whatever the weather. Having extra dry clothes will give you a nice drive home even if you get caught in a downpour.
Be prepared for a round of disc golf and make sure you have everything you’ll need in your bag. Because a round of disc golf is more than just your discs and how you throw. You have to be physically and mentally prepared to ensure that you’ll have a nice round of disc golf.
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