How to Throw Better? – 7 Tips to Greatly Improve Your Game Fast
by Celavirgie Bautista JUL 21, 2021
Do you feel like you’re in a never-ending rut?
That no matter how much you practice, every round ends with nothing but frustration?
Don’t worry, we got you.
Today, we’re going to talk about some tips that helped disc golfers take their game to the next level in a short period.
TIPS on How to Throw Better
It’s a cliché but it’s true that practice indeed makes perfect. Effective practice not only helps you learn faster but also helps keep you motivated.
“Fieldwork practice. Both open fields and from a tee box with the pressures of tunnels or gaps. Build consistency with repetitive practice.” – _discgolfguys
2. Start with putters
Throwing putters especially when you’re a beginner is definitely one of the best practice techniques to learn.
“Start by learning to throw putters and different angles. Find that comfort and good form.” – dilholediscgram05
“Play an entire round with only putters. They will show you what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong because they tend to hold angles longer than stable/overstable drivers. Many less experienced players can get much more distance with a putter than a driver because you can get it up to speed easier.” – Jason William Puhr
3. Focus on Technique
Focusing on your throwing technique instead of distance will improve your game tremendously.
“Some downwards pressure from the top end of the thumb helps achieve a better nose down/flat release which will help keep your disc golf straighter for longer, especially those with a little more stability.” – tj73768
4. Study Proper Form
Learn exactly what your body needs to do to throw better.
“Watch all the YouTube” videos on form. Never throw max power. It’s all about form. Angle control and the snap on release are the next focus.” – zsridge
5. Don’t throw with too much power
Throwing with more power than you can control increases your risk of being injured.
“Don’t throw too hard. Smooth swing at 75% force.” –mistabender_x_x
6. Join a League
Joining a league will help you meet a couple of disc golfers who are at a higher skill level than you. They will probably help you improve your game as well.
Some beginners say that their game significantly improves when they play with other disc golfers as opposed to when they play by themselves.
7. Have fun!
Notice that when you get angry at yourself, the tendency is you’ll play worse. Just having fun will make everything better. Remember, you play this sport the best when you have fun!
Special thanks to all our disc golfer friends who shared their tips with us!
Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device
Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.
Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection.