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I am not the most athletic person but I do enjoy being outdoors, I am no Grizzly Adams but being outside is nice, and a couple of years ago I tried to take up ball golf. I thought I started out ok but soon realized that it can get expensive if you wanted to play a lot. So then a friend of mine that used to play ball golf a lot introduced me to disc golf. It is not as though I had never heard of it but I just never knew the intricacies of the sport. I have video and shot some photos of a couple of games (I really enjoy media work) and actually played a little out our zoo's park (I think I played 6 holes, I had just ran/walked in a 5k and was exhausted). For 2009 I have decided that disc golf will be a good way to get some casual exercise in and get me outdoors. I am a complete beginner and do not even have any discs yet but that will change in the coming months.

If anyone has any advice for a newbie leave a comment.

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Comment by CoolDaddySlickBreeze on August 12, 2009 at 11:15pm
Thanks Mikey. You can see more at my site, CoolDaddySlickBreeze.com (if you have not already).
Comment by Jack Davis on January 2, 2009 at 6:06pm
Well as I always tell players that are newer than myself, and I have only been playing 7 months or so, it only takes a few disc, a few beers and a good sense of humor, and for heavens sake never LOSE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR!

Start with Tino's advice for sure, anyone who plays should be more than happy to help you. and Bogey's comments are right on point. I started playing with faster plastic first and have regressed to slower more accurate plastic now and starting to get my distance up and can use the faster stuff now. I also would recommend putting a basket in your back yard to boost your putting and short up shots. If you cant get a basket setup a small hula hoop some how and thrwo thru it. Technique is the key to this game for sure.
Comment by CoolDaddySlickBreeze on January 2, 2009 at 5:53pm
Thanks for the good advice guys
Comment by Bogeyman on January 2, 2009 at 4:56pm
I haven't been playing but 16 months but one thing, DO NOT get caught up in the HYPE of the top level, super Over stable disc's!! To start off with stick with the "lower speed", Under Stable disc's and buy them in the cheaper plastic as when your new, you tend to lose more disc's from "wild" throws, jmho. Work on learning to THROW LEVEL with wrist SNAP, don't worry about getting major distance off the tee for awhile, Technique is WAY more important to learn first then worrying about "ripp'in it" like your long time player DG buddies!!!!!!!!!!!

Like Tino stated, Disc'ers as nice folk and if you act a bit humble, you will get all the help you ask for, Welcome to the family, the family that "Throw's Plastic"! ;)

Take care, have FUN, Throw Plastic!
B.J. (bogeyman) Ondo
Comment by Tino "SilverBack" Medina on January 2, 2009 at 4:37pm
find your local players and start visiting the local events. Discer's are in general, really nice people. We welcome new people. Just get at there and get ready for it!

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