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Learn better disc golf putting to lower your scores

Updated on February 11, 2018

Get better at putting

If you watch the disc golf pro's, you see that putting is a big part of why they score so low. slamming several puts over 30 feet in a round, can make a huge difference in your final score. To improve your scores, putting is an essential part of the game to practice and improve.

There is no miracle putter, or any special way of putting that is better than others. The key is to find what works for you, and perfect your style and technique. There is no shortcut to getting better, The only way to get better is to practice and practice more.

The basic disc golf putt

The first thing is to find out what works for you. There are 2 main forms of putting. The straddle put and standing in line with the basket. Many players use one stance for close up putts and the other for longer putts. Some use the same stance for long and short. Neither is correct. They are both right in the right situation for different players.

There are also people who combine both types into one what works for them. The most important part is to make sure you have a solid stance and you are in balance when you are putting. A simple pre-shot routine you go through each time you putt will help you focus and not take nonchalant puts that cost you strokes. A pre-shot routine will also take away the tension and give you the confidence to make the putt.

disc golf basket
disc golf basket

Preshot routine

Your pre-shot routine should comprise a quick look at the shot. Make sure you see obstacles in the flight path of your putt. Check to see if the wind will have an effect. Visualize the disc golf shot going in to the basket. Take a warm up shot or 2 without releasing the disc, just to feel the release point. Pick a chain link to aim at. Take a deep breath and visualize it in, and take the shot. This sounds like a lot to do. It should take only about 15 seconds to do this.

Learn to play disc golf and learn to play better

The book listed below is all about disc golf. It goes through all parts of the game. It shows you how to play and how to play better.

This book is for the beginner to the advanced player. It starts from not now knowing how to play at all, and takes you through how to improve, and keep improving the longer you play. If you haven’t played disc golf, you need to play, if you have, you know why it’s growing so much in popularity. Get this book and learn how to play, and learn how to play better.

The techniques and tips are things that seasoned players know, but it never hurts to keep them in your mind when you are going to play. If you're new or just starting out, these tips could save you time and frustration by not having to lean all by trial and error.

Putting is one of the two most important things you can do to score better. Many people focus on driving but that is the least important part of the game. Not that it is not important.

If you can get your approach shot close and put the disc in the basket on the putt, you are on your way to being the best disc golfer you can be.

At the end of the book is a list of all the best YouTube videos to give you a visual way to learn, as well as reading how to do the different techniques.

Putt going in

Shot I took in Wisconsin
Shot I took in Wisconsin
Shot from Highbridge
Shot from Highbridge


When you release the putt, try to move your body as little as possible. Keeping your balance and stability is important in making sure the disc goes where you want it to go. Once you commit to the shot, don't analyze it anymore. Take the shot and be positive and confident.


The putting grip differs greatly from the grip for driving. A fan grip or having your index finger outside on the rim of the disc is common.

There are several popular grips that good players use. This is something you need to find what works for you. The grip should be firm enough to control the release point, but relaxed enough to not overpower the disc. There is no right or wrong way to grip the disc as long as it works for you.

mark Ellis putting


If you want to improve your game, you need to be in good shape, and you need to get your own disc golf basket. You can get a decent basket to practice with for around $100. After you get the basket. Work on the things above until you find what works best for you. Try several putters. Some people will try many ones before they find the right one.

Once you find the right putter for you, practice everyday if you can. Practice will give you the confidence to not be tentative and put it in the basket. You will have the needed confidence, you will almost never miss a put within 25 to 30 feet. It will make you a much better player. Mark Ellis from Discraft has a fantastic putting program you can do to improve your putting. Check it out below.

Scott Papa putting tips

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