Disc Golf 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Flagstaff’s Favorite Sport

Hey there, fellow outdoor enthusiasts! If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to enjoy the great outdoors in Flagstaff, look no further than disc golf. With seven courses to choose from and the upcoming Masters Disc Golf World Championships this summer, Flagstaff is a hub for disc golf enthusiasts. If you’re just starting out, here are some tips to help you learn your way around the sport.

Don’t Get Lost, Get the Map!

Before you start huckin’ discs, be sure to grab a course map at the start of each course. Trust us, you don’t want to get lost in the woods looking for the next hole. Alternatively, you can use the UDisc app to find course maps. Knowing where you’re going will help you avoid frustration and lost discs.

Keep It Moving

Playing in groups of five or less is generally the way to go. It keeps things moving and ensures you don’t hold up other groups behind you. If you’re playing slower than the group behind you, let them pass. Oh, and keep the music down to a respectable level. Some folks want to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature while they’re out on the course.

Choosing Your First Discs

To start, we recommend getting a beginner’s disc golf set that includes a putter, mid-range, and driver. Peace Surplus sells a great 3 disc kit that’ll get you started in no time.

Disc Golf Discs: The Numbers Game

Discs have four numbers on them that describe their flight characteristics. The first number is the speed of the disc, with lower numbers being easier for beginners. The second number is the glide, or how long the disc stays in the air. The third number is the turn, or how much the disc moves to the right during flight. Higher turn numbers are more beginner-friendly. The fourth number is the fade, or how much the disc hooks left at the end of its flight. A disc with a lower fade number will fly straighter, while a disc with a higher fade number will hook harder.

Ready for More? Join Us for Disc Golf 102

If you’re eager to take your disc golf game to the next level, be sure to check out Peace Surplus’ Disc Golf 102 class at 10am at Thorpe Park on April 22nd. Attendees will learn how to throw and navigate the course, with expert guidance from seasoned disc golfers. And don’t forget about the raffle for disc golf merchandise – it’s a great chance to win some awesome gear while honing your disc golf skills. Call Peace Surplus to sign up for the Disc Golf 102 course: (928) 779-4521.

Disc golf is an awesome way to enjoy the great outdoors in Flagstaff. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the game. So grab your discs and head out to one of Flagstaff’s courses today!