Welcome All Beginners
Welcome everyone who is new to the Disc Golf sport! Here at Beginner Disc Golf we will delve into what the best Frisbee’s for beginners are, what the premise of Disc Golf is, and much more! We have a variety of products from discs to backpacks and carts. (Gotta have somewhere to store the discs!) Beginner Disc Golf Is here to help you begin your grand adventure with disc golf! So grab those discs, get your water bottle and get out there and have some fun!
Joshua Christensen – Founder & Chief Editor
Hello to all disc golfers out there and those who are thinking about taking up the sport of disc golf! My name is Joshua Christensen and I recently have been given the task of helping all of you readers get some tips on how to get into disc golf, how to enjoy it, and how to improve at it.
To start off, I want to give you a little bit of my background as a player: where I came from, why I started playing, and how I am currently doing in my game. I started off getting into disc sports in high school my freshman year. I had just decided that football was not for me, but wanted to still play sports in high school. I wasn’t much for basketball and none of the other sports that my school offered really piqued my interest except for one: Ultimate Frisbee. I started playing and practicing that same year, but didn’t make the team my freshman year. I kept with it and was able to make the team my sophomore year as well as my junior and senior years going on to win one State title with my team and taking second in the state my last year. I loved the sport so much and was absolutely hooked, so much so, that I kept with it into my college career as well. During that time, however, I was introduced to disc golf, a sport that I was only vaguely familiar with at the time due to some of my teammates talking to me about it. I didn’t really know if I would get into it since I was focused on my ultimate frisbee career, but I decided to give it a shot.
At first, it was really difficult for me to get the hang of throwing a disc golf disc. It was a little bit of a shock to me since I had played ultimate for about six years up to that point and was very familiar with how to throw a disc, but as it turns out, throwing a disc golf driver is way different from throwing an ultimate disc! I got a little discouraged as I was starting out due to the fact that I just couldn’t seem to figure out how to throw a disc properly and it seemed that every time I would go disc golfing, the next day at practice for ultimate my throws would be a little weird for the first bit due to having had to adjust a bit during disc golf. This pattern continued for quite a while before I took a little hiatus from disc golf altogether and didn’t play for some time. What eventually got me back into it was going with friends and teammates that decided that they would also like to explore disc golf and now the game took on a competitive tone that I was so excited for! I am naturally a competitive person and so I was ecstatic at being challenged to hone in my throws so that I could best my peers and have the best round out of all of us. This competitiveness drove each of us to go avidly to play disc golf, during all of our free time we would go hit a course and improve our shots and started to keep score regularly until one day we decided to enter into a local tournament to see how we would fair against other disc golfers.
My first tournament didn’t go nearly as well as I would’ve hoped it to go, but it still was a lot of fun to do all of the preparing and practice and thinking about how to do different shots while having a bit of added pressure to perform well and have a good showing in my first tournament. It was after this tournament that I realized another aspect to this sport that I loved: the chance to be competitive, but also have a relaxing game where you can meet new people, learn more about them and just enjoy the outdoors. After that first tournament I was officially and totally sold on disc golf and have been playing regularly ever since.
Am I a pro or do I plan to ever go on the pro tour you might ask? No, and probably not any time soon if ever, but that’s just it. I don’t have to go on tour to enjoy disc golf or be happy with my game. I can always have a fun time going out to throw discs and spend time with friends if they are wanting to tag along. Disc golf is the kind of sport where you can just enjoy the moment you are in, and that is what I love most about it. It has definitely become a big part of my life since it is now one of my biggest hobbies and passions.
To wrap up my little intro to me and my experience with disc golf, I just want to let you all know who get the chance to read this, that disc golf is really something that not only can be a hobby or a pass-time, but can truly be an experience that can change your life. It has impacted mine and that is why I want to be able to help you get into this sport. You don’t have to be intimidated by the countless number of discs out there on the web, nor do you have to think that you have to be a pro to get started. I definitely wasn’t, and even with experience in playing disc sports I was terrible to start! That is what disc golf is about though, it’s about improving oneself and I am going to help you have the tools to feel confident enough to get started, improve your game, and ultimately, love the game for what it is. I hope to be able to help out anyone with any doubts about if they should start or where to start, and during this journey of yours and mine we will all get better together!