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Here is how I like to keep my bag simple.
Putter - Inside Circle
This is one type of putter that I carry in multiples, usually not more than 2 in my bag. Of those putters, only one is used consistently, and all are thrown strictly within the circle. This benefits me by limiting my disc selection, which raises my consistency within the circle.
Wedge - Longer jump putts / Shots outside 10m circle / Chip Shots
This is one disc carried in multiples up to 4. Nothing more than a putter; keep it slow, controllable, and consistent. A lot of wedge shots will be stand-still, chip shots around 150ft. This is a difficult club in disc golf because, unlike in ball golf, putters are also used on the tee. Ultimately, my wedge offers more control, accuracy, and consistency than any other disc on my bag. I usually try to keep my wedge shots to a maximum of 200ft.
Irons - Control / Accuracy / Mid-range / All-Purpose
You will find a lot of different irons. I Pick one that works for me and carry multiples up to 4 or 5 for all of the long iron shots. By choosing an over-stable iron, it allows them to wear variously, and soon you will have a few that are no longer as stable; this replaces the need for different, under-stable irons of different molds. It's always safe to swing the shortest club possible. Irons do not skip as far and are easier to control over longer drivers. Most iron shots range from 200 - 325 feet.
Hybrid - Control / Accuracy / Fairway
It's simple. Very similar to irons, hybrids provide control and accuracy - only hybrids have slightly sharper edges and are faster, which allows them to go farther. Hybrids have smaller rims and are not distance drivers, they are the longest of all the irons capable of reaching 350 - 400 feet. I carry a couple as they are very reliable and will more often correct itself over shorter irons.
Woods - Tee Shots / Control Distance / Max Distance
Woods consist of Fairway woods and Drivers. These have wide rims and are meant to deliver the longest, fastest distance off the tee. Fairway woods are a little slower and easier to control as distance drivers are much faster, more stable, and require more power. I wouldn't recommend carrying more than 5 different drivers.
Here is what's in my bag
KC Aviar - (2) - Putting inside 10m circle
Magnet - (4) - Wedge to 7 iron
KC ROC - (4) - 7 iron - 3 iron
Leopard - (2) - Hybrid
Teebird - (2) - Hybrid
Beast - (2) - Fairway wood
Orc - (2) - Fairway wood
Destroyer- (2) - Driver
I'd suggest carrying a Firebird, also.
Thanks. I have had good luck. Two converted so far.
Might be more of the sarcastic angle then "angry".Some of us have been around the block longer then others.By all means,don't let anyone that might get their feelings hurt on this site.Most ball golfers have an elitist attitude,but that's my 2 cents.
Oh crap, now if I don't convert ball golfers I'm not as good as everyone else. hehehe
hahahehe,team of 2 we be;>}
Yeah, anger is reserved for child abusers and the like, but sarcasim is free all day. I'm only kidding around a bit here. I am as much for helping sombody who wants to learn the game, but I'm not gonna change my terminology to do it. It would be like me helping a surgeon learn the game by calling a spike hyzer a No. 2 scalpol leading edge dermal cut, it ain't gonna happen.
Now the surgeon wants some help picking a few disc out and where is a good place to play, no problemo. I would even be willing to help with a few things, and even play a a few rounds.
Come on now...You know the surgeon is going to play BALL golf not disc golf. By the way.....Do you have any Grey Poupon?
Every person is diff. I have used golf terms with some people with a ball golf history. I've also had to be even more sipmplistic too. "Use the blue disc in your bag for this shot" "OK now use the yellow one" I just think it's best to keep apple with apples an oranges with oranges. Well unless they are tangerines then it's OK. Ohhh and Fuji and Granny Smith apples are cool to cross the apples and oranges gap too ;)
let's not get carried away now...
Thats how I end up doing it as well Rescue. Grab the blue disc and throw it. Gradually I work in that that Blue disc has a big wing (Explain Wing) and it is used for driving. (Explain hyzer, anhyzer, etc)
Simple, but from a disc golf perspective.
I do admire the effort and thought that Tate has put into wanting to help people into our sport.
Let it be known that this is how I teach the majority of people I disciple, as well.
Man, it's frightening to think that I'm teaching people, at MY skill level....... I really need to practice more.