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I am a 56 year old woman who has taken up disc golfing about six months ago. Go ahead and joke fellas, I can take it.
I am throwing (on a good day) about 230, but I am improving every day. My best throw was with an Innova Beast, but lately I have been trying to improve my distance. I am working with lighter discs. My Beast is a 165. I have also been using (headwind) a 150 Valkyrie. My newest purchase is a Discraft Surge 169. These tend to be my best distance discs right now. I also have a lighter Innova Destroyer that I do well with, but it is very responsive and I don't always throw it right. Small changes can ruin my distance throw.
Right now I am working on my putting. I seem to be able to keep up with my son's game if I can out putt him. I think that will be my saving grace. My putting is pretty good. Consistently, I can make a 15-20ft putt. I have had some lucky longer ones. I would say to try some slower, lighter discs and work on your up shot and putts.
Well I am just starting my Company "Rip Disc Golf" and I do want to know what you are looking for in a disc! I want to make disc's for players, so feel free to send me a personal message (make sure I get it) and I'll keep it in mind before releasing my next disc...or disc's
At this time I only have my 2 putters out, and just the prototypes at that.... should be about two weeks and I'll have my real first run of about 1000 disc's.
I am 55 years old, and my son started me playing last July. So this discussion has been around longer then I've been playing.
My only complaint about being an older player is that I wish my son and his friends would stop suggesting I start from the women’s' tees. Ok, that is where I throw most of my second shots from anyway, but still a little respect wouldn't hurt.
Well...............Stretch before playing. Warming up a little bit before playing the course helps. Try to play catch with someone too.
Practice Putting if a Putting Basket is available.
Don't play more rounds than you are able to.
I am 43 and by no means am I near being in shape, but that doesn't stop me. When I first started i had muscle soreness for about a month. Some of it had to do with being out of shape, but a lot of it had to do with poor form and or trying to do too much.
I play everyday during the week and twice on saturday. I have varied the discs that I throw to fit my style and strength and adjust that as I go. The game is great and I play with those younger and or better to up my game. Will play til I die.