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I was just wondering if anyone knew any tips on aiming the disc. I cant seem to get the disc to fly on the lines that I want. I know practice is the way to get better but does anyone know drills or tips to help the process?
Just throw in the direction that you want the disc to go. Works every time. And follow through.
Pick your line, make sure your reachback is a straight line and keep the disc on your line throughout your pull and release.
Aim the Disc. Point it in the Direction you want it to fly !!!
Point yourself in the direction you want the disc to go. Everything else is technique (keeping the arm going straight through on a line).
The best tip I can give you is find a place to practice throwing that has narrow throwing lanes. One of our local courses is Ausable Chasm DGC which is all narrow fairways that force acurate throws. This course forces me to aim and throw with accuracy or score double or triple boggies.
Check out discgolfreview.com. Look under instructional article.
Your throwing arm shoulder usually determines the line of your throw.
In other words where your shoulder points your disc goes.... most of the time.
You need to follow through.
Of course wind, type of disc, and grip all are factors.
Look at the videos on you tube and see the x step drives, like Avey Jenkins, Barry Schultz, Ken Climo, see how and when they release the disc.
The article at discgolfreview.com was very helpful, I hung a 5'x7' tarp in my garage and put a target on it about waist to chest high and have been throwing into it for a couple of weeks now. (working on technique as well as aiming point.) I went out to a soccer field yesterday and was pleasantly suprised by the results. I added about 20 feet of distance, but more importantly all my throws were within probaly 30 feet of each other instead of sprayed all over the place.
its like a clock start with the disc on the 6 release when you hit the 12.its like pulling a cord to a lawn mower.
pull straight across your chess and snap your wrist when you release.the closer the disc is to your chest the more control you'll have.
I teach a disc golf class through the University of Idaho and give lessons on the local course. The best results I have seen have been working from the "hit" backwards. All standing drives. I had to rework my drive about a year ago. Not a pleasant experience, but very rewarding. It gets boring throwing 200-500 times from a 90 degree elbow bend, but it gets the disc coming straight through your chest like others have mentioned. Work a full reach back in once you are comfortable with the hit. Be careful when working on the hit. It can be easy to overextend your elbow. Warm up with some short approach shots and you should be fine.
Also, make sure you are following through by letting your back leg rotate around and pivoting on your front heel. By pivoting on your heel rather than the ball of your foot, it takes some of the torque off your knee and reduces resistance on the pad. It will feel awkward at first. Remember toe to heel.
I had created to rework my travel about recently. Not an enjoyable experience, however very fulfilling. It becomes boring putting 250-600 times from a 90 degree elbow bend over, but it has got the disc coming straight by means of your breasts like others have described.