How to avoid losing your disc golf discs
There are many ways to lose your disc golf discs
The most common ways to lose your disc disc golf discs is.
1. To throw them into the woods or long grass and not be able to locate them.
2. To play in winter and lose them under the snow.
3. To throw them into water and they sink.
The throwing into the woods and long grass is the hardest to stop. If you do this, the best way to locate the disc is to try to see from landmarks that are stationary where it was last time you saw it. Try to pick at least 2 things that you can visualize a relationship with. Then walk as directly to that spot as you can. There are not many options here, other than pay close attention to where the disc landed. If you do, you should be able to avoid losing your disc golf discs.
I am going to show you things to do to help you avoid losing your disc golf discs.
How to find the disc in the snow
My friends and I like to play year round. There are several courses in the area that leave the baskets in so we can play. Here is a trick that I learned a couple of years ago that works really well, and will greatly reduce the chances of losing discs.
Get some thin ribbon, used for putting around gifts. The 1/8 in. wide type. Pick the brightest colors that you can find. Cut a piece of ribbon about 3 feet long for each of your disc golf discs. Take your discs into a room that is warm, and make sure that they are clean and dry. Tear about a 2 inch piece of duct tape and tape the ribbon on to the top center of the disc. Push it down firmly to make sure it is stuck on the disc good.
When you throw the disc it will go down into the snow, but the colored ribbon will be laying on top of the snow and you can easily find the disc. The key is to make sure the discs are warm and dry when the tape is applied. This tip has helped us avoid losing many disc golf discs.
Throwing into a water hazard
This one is also easy to avoid losing disc golf discs. You need to have a floating disc that you can trust for shots over water. There are several floating discs on the market that work very well. They do vary for drivers, mid range, and putters. I would recommend that you find one that you can throw it hard and have it fly like you want and also throw it easier and have it do what you want. That way you can carry just one floater in your bag.
Here is a list of the floating disc golf discs that are currently on the market for you to pick from.
There should be 1 of them that you can use for most water shots.
Discraft- None that I could find
Ching - none
Gateway - none
Discwing - none
Snap - none
Millennium - none
Innova - Dragon dx, Hydra dx and rpro, 150g pro pig
Quest - Odyssey ultra, Odyssey powerdriver, Odyssey control, Odyssey mid-range, crossfire, Raging inferno dt ultra light, Inferno ultra light, Tbone ultra light, Rockit ultra light.
Lightning- #2 driver, #3 flyer under 170g, #1 slice under 170g, #3 hookshot under 170g, #2 hyzer, #3 hyzer, Rubber putter, #2 Rubber putter, #2 Roller under 182g.
The bottom line is to make sure that you watch to see where your disc landed if it is in the woods or long grass. Don't count on your playing partners to be watching for you. Or just always throw it in the fairway.
The winter trick works very well. Once in a while the tape will have to be replaced, but I have had discs that the tape will stay on all winter. You would think it would affect the flight, but it really has almost no effect on it.
Everyone should carry a floater, unless you play courses where water in not an issue. It also allows you to go for a shot that you sometimes would not go for. It is worth the money. And most lightning discs are under $10, so it is a very inexpensive addition to your bag. Don't lose your disc golf discs and you will have more money to buy the new ones.
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