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Disc Golf Instructional Articles

Difficulty Rating
* Suitable for beginners. Covers most basic techniques.
**
*** Recommended for intermediate players. Covers more in depth exploration of technique.
****
***** Recommended for advanced players. Requires understanding of technique and terminology.

Driving Form
  • Distance Drilling: Increasing Your Distance From the Ground Up - By Blake Takkunen. This article is targeted at players who have hit a distance plateau and provides a series of exercises designed to help add more distance. ****
  • Driving Form and Technique - By Rick Bays. This article explains the mechanics of the basic backhand throw. *
  • Distance Lines - By Blake Takkunen, additional comments by Avery Jenkins and Jon Drummond. This article summarizes the lines used for throwing distance technique, and how it differs from standard golf throws.****
  • Distance Secrets - By Dave Dunipace. This article explains the bent elbow throwing technique. *****
  • Grip It to Rip It: The Ins and Outs of Grip - By Blake Takkunen and Extensive Contributions by Dave Dunipace. This is an article which explains both the fundamentals and specifics of good grip including pictures of form and various grips. **
  • Hammer Throw - By Rick Bays. This is an article which outlines the basic technique of throwing the overhand hammer throw/tomahawk. *
  • Riding The Wind - By Blake Takkunen. This article covers the behavior of disc flight in various wind conditions. ***
  • Shedding Distance Myths - By Blake Takkunen. This article covers some common misperceptions about throwing distance and technique. *
  • Throwing Rollers - By Rick Bays. This is an article which outlines the basic technique of throwing backhand and sidearm rollers. **
  • Throwing Sidearm - By Conrad Damon with forward by Rick Bays. This is an article which outlines the basic technique of throwing sidearm. *
  • Understanding Nose Angles and Trajectory - By Blake Takkunen. This article targets hyzer and nose angles and utilizing the relationship between the two. ***
  • Understanding the Bent Elbow Technique - By Blake Takkunen, additional comments by Dave Dunipace. This is a follow-up article to the "Distance Secrets" article. *****
    Putting
  • Twelve Characteristics of Good Putting - By Blake Takkunen, this article is a technique-neutral checklist that may help you be a better putter. *
  • Short-Arm Putting - By Blake Takkunen, this article describes the short-arm putting technique. ***
    Disc Selection
  • Disc Flight Ratings Chart - By Blake Takkunen, this is a universal disc flight ratings system I developed for Gotta Go Gotta Throw.
  • Choosing the Right Golf Disc - By Blake Takkunen, this article focuses on how to select the right discs for a player's skill level. *
  • Disc Evaluation: The Objective View - By Blake Takkunen, this article covers my personal method of objective disc evaluation. **
  • Disc Plastic Descriptions - By Blake Takkunen, this article gives an in-depth description of disc plastics. *
  • Disc Qualities and Their Effects on Flight - By Blake Takkunen, this article gives an overview on disc shapes and the resulting tendencies in flight. ***
  • Disc Selection Overlap - By Blake Takkunen, this article covers the subject of locating an ideal number of disc molds to carry in your bag. **
    Building Consistency
  • Building Consistency: Aiming With The Body - By Blake Takkunen, this article focuses on non-visual aiming techniques as a means for increasing consistency and accuracy. **
  • Building Consistency: Telegraphing Your Shot - By Blake Takkunen, this article focuses on shot telegraphing as a means to increased performance and consistency. **
  • Building Consistency: Visual Aiming - By Cody Lee, this article focuses on how to develop and utilize visual focal points during your throw.**
    Mental Game
  • Conquering the Woods - By Blake Takkunen, this article focuses on strategies to improve your performance on heavily wooded courses. **
  • Measure Skills, Not Scores - By Blake Takkunen, this article focuses on helping the up and coming player to develop a more complete game. **
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