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Why are there not teachers in Disc golf? Yes, most player help the new people just starting out, but once you learn the basics no one is there to show you how to get more distance or putt correctly. I am an intermediate player and would like to get better. I do watch good players and try new things. Some work and some don't. We need more good players to work with us week after week so we can get better. Is this just in the area I live or do we have this problem all over? Take a min. and let me know. How do we make this work?

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Ask a pro for a lesson. he or she will be able to modify your game to get what you desire eg extra distance, better putting, etc. They're your best bet for learning more.
I'm a second grade teacher, and I teach my students about disc golf. I've got a mini basket in the room for rainy indoor recess days!
They're out there. Blake T from discgolfreview.com is one who comes to mind. He helps people out all the time and even does phone clinics with people too far away to travel to. And don't forget Mark Ellis who has done many clinics and videos. But like Hootie said, your best bet is to talk to your local pro and they'll be able to tweak your form and give you lots of tips on how you can improve.
There's a culture that "everything is free" or at least cheap in disc golf. Not many have been willing to pay for lessons when it's been tried so it reduces the incentive for the better players to become good teachers.
Chuck has a good point... if the pro agrees to give you a lesson, offerring him/her some cash for their services wouldnt go astray. They might be more willing then to let you in on a few of their exclusive "pro-only" secrets which will take your game from 700 rounds into the high 900s!

Just kidding, but offerring the pro cash will increase your chances of a proper lesson, not just 5 minutes at the practice basket.
Hi Hootie, Jeff, Jay, Chuck,
Thanks for the comments. Yes you should pay for lessons. I am wondering why the disc golf community doesn’t support this more. If clubs pick a few good players and promote this do you think it would work. Let’s say $10 to $20 per round. The teacher must be willing to do his part (learning to teach). Not all people can teach. Does any one know if this been tried other places and did it work. What I see is, a good player will tell me one thing I am doing incorrect and I will try and fix it. I can’t know for sure if I am doing it correctly. So I may be just enforcing new bad habits. Yes I will ask one or more of our Pros to work with me. Thanks again
There are some pros like Tom Monroe in Alabama and Dave Feldberg in Oregon that actually teach a college class. But it's really the only organized instruction I've heard about beyond what Ellis has been doing recently and some of the pros do with clinics at NTs when they come thru town. But the traveling clinics are not personal instruction. However, if they do come thru town, I'm sure they would be willing to provide personal lessons for a price. In fact, Feldberg pays his caddy 10% of his winnings which could probably help pay for any lessons if you caddy for him.
You would probably learn a lot about the game just caddying for someone of the calibre of Feldberg. I wouldn't want any money for caddying for him, id do it for say, two one-hour lessons?
Here in Austin we have quite a few pros that offer lessons for a fee. Our local disc golf store has also sponsored free clinics taught by Jay and Des Reading. Ask around and you might be surprised what opportunities are available.
I am always ready to help anyone that asks for help. Be it during a round or just in the field. I have never asked for cash for a lesson, although it would be more of an incentive if they offered. The biggest problem I have encournterd is people that ask for help, then when you watch a drive or two get the response "I usually do" this or that. If you really want to learn don't BS. Disc gofl is full of people that say I do this or that on this hole. Nobody throws any hole perfect every time. Just be realistic and try to learn. It is much easier to teach someone that doesn't BS and listens.
When I finish my Master's degree I am going to teach disc golf at community college.
Trevor and Alternatour,

Great to hear you guys are willing to help out here and there for nada, but I think Jimmy is after some proper 100% committed time to his game and improving it, which as most of us agree is something worth paying for. I dont think that you need to be the current world number one to teach disc golf, you need two things:

1. Patience and commitment
2. An understanding of disc golf techniques, etc.

If someone is all number 2 and no number 1, in my experience they will not make a good teacher. Either the teacher or the student will get so frustrated that they give up. But in my opinion, if im serious about something, I'm willing to pay money to achieve it, especially as our pros do not make the millions and millions that say the ball golf pros make. These guys and gals are for the most part regular people like us with talent, commitment and passion for the sport. If i take an hour of their time to teach me how to throw further or putt more consistently, its only fair to compensate them for their expertise, which is what occurs in any other industry.

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