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my name is janessa and i just started disc golfing not to long ago...its probly been bout a month ive been playing, anyhow i really want to get better does anyone have any advice or special tricks they could tell me that would be greatly appreciated!!

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Try some lighter weight understable plastic for your drivers...get at least three alike putters to practice with....putting is the most important part of the game. when your practicing you shouldn't have keep chasing down 1 disc....definitely start playing in any league stuff at or around your home course(s). Check out any links others on here may provide. Good luck....peace, Jamie
Jamie has already given you great advice. Start light (150 class if you can, or 160-165g), and try to buy understable plastic while you learn the game and develop your throw. If you want an idea of how the discs fly, go to this link:


Pick discs from the right hand side of that table (understable), and from speed 4 and down for the time being. If you can throw a friends disc before buying one to see if you like the disc, do that, it'll save you some cash.

Oh, and definitely join a club or league, you'll make some more buddies who will help you out and be able to tell you how to improve your game quicker.
If you really want to see a difference, go to the course as often as possible. Get to know the really good local players in your area (usually they are friendly people). Ask them to take you out or ask to join them when they go out for a round. People can give advice in writting all day long, but when someone actually shows you how to improve it makes a world of difference. Don't be shy... most of us aren't and most of us are willing to help (even if it's just a little)
There are a lot of advice videos on youtub.com , look for the Discraft series featuring Mark Ellis, epically the putting confidence video this has some great info on the mental game. I have also found the Ultimate Disc Golf Show videos to be helpful (look for the ones with Ken Climo & Gregg Hosfeld). Other than that throw as much as you can but do it in an open field, this way you will be more concentrated on what the disc is doing instead of worrying how many strokes you have so far. Try to play with people that are much better than you as often as you can and pay attention to how they throw and their shot selection when faced with a recovery shot. Don't be afraid to ask questions even to complete strangers on the course, most of us are more than willing to offer advice to a beginner, but above all PUTT, PUTT, PUTT, this is what wins tournaments and makes players great!

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