Starting out Disc Golf
My history of Disc Golf
I first became interested in DG, after getting really excited about learning how to play golf. The thought of walking around these gorgeous courses and being outside sounded great.
I learned very quickly though that golf isn't a sport that you are able to walk outside and pick up immediately. There are many cost that you have to think about and vary from clothes, clubs and not to mention the steep cost to play at the courses. I was lucky enough to have inherited a set of hand me down clubs, so the most expensive part was covered. The funny thing about golf that I learned very quickly though is that for most people, the issue is almost never with your form or swing, it's always due to the club, and those issues can be resolved by purchasing a $100 club.
Besides the monetary concerns of learning golf, I just wasn't that great. I would like to think that I am fairly athletic and able to learn sports rather quickly, but if you think about the professionals who started playing at 4 years of age..... I wasn't going to be able to walk out one Saturday morning and pick this up.
This isn't a golf article though, I will write my trials and tribulations out separately for that fun time of my life.
Disc Golf made much more sense to me. It's easier, (I have been playing frisbee my entire life!) Disc Golf courses are in public parks, so there are no insane fees. The hundreds of dollars that I would have spent on entry level clubs... nope! I spent $25 bucks on a starter set from Dynamic Disc, this includes my Driver, Mid Range, and Putter... it just makes sense instead of having 16 clubs to choose from, you only have 3 disc at the very basics... I know that you can have a ton of disc to choose from, but again at the absolute lowest level, you have a driver, mid-range, and putter. I am set, sign me up and lets begin this journey.
My first time out, I had done what everyone else had done...I would assume. I had watched many Youtube videos of the pros on tour and many of other videos on proper form as well as release points, and every other scientific approach to the sport. Now it was just time to go out and do it, play the sport!
Needless to say my first day out wasn't that great, shocker.. however, I noticed that my mentality had shifted greatly. Instead of getting frustrated and upset over how much I had invested in time and money. I was learning, what not to do and what to do. I have yet to go out for another trip to my local DG Course, mainly due to rain and Spring time issues, but I am so excited for a weekend with no water involved.