What Is A Jump Putt? A jump putt is a form of disc golf putting where the disc golfer actually jumps as he or she releases the putter. The purpose of a jump putt is to generate more power and gain distance while still maintaining control of the shot with a putt instead of a full throw. Most putting forms generate some power from the legs but also rely greatly on power from the shoulder and sometimes the elbow and wrist. This often does not provide enough power to reach the basket on long putts so squatting down and jumping can provide that extra power. Jump putts usually sacrifice some…
Disc Golf Form Indicator Discs
Perfecting your disc golf form is difficult. If you think otherwise then you are probably not a disc golfer. We have many techniques for working on our disc golf form from watching ourselves in the mirror to resistance training with specific disc golf equipment. We often find the best results by utilizing many different tools and hopefully this article will provide you with another: Indicator discs. Disc Golf Form Indicators First off, what is a form indicator? Have you ever thrown your disc much higher than intended and then looked down to see a deep slide mark on the turf from your heel slipping when you stepped? This is an…
Disc Golf Mirror Form Adjustment
If you’re familiar with my philosophies, then you probably already know that I’m a huge advocate of video analysis on form. There are many ways to make this process simple, yet it still involves some effort and has one significant deficiency. Video analysis observes the past so your muscles don’t get used to the feel of form adjustments in real time. So why am I refuting a technique that I so passionately advocate? I do so in order persuade you disc golfers to add an additional technique to your training repertoire! A technique that’s also great if you’re stuck inside due to cold winter weather. Check your form in a…
Improve Your Disc Golf Game
One of the most common questions we get is “How do I get better at disc golf?”. The answer to this question is very simple, just throw; we must do in order to improve. But the person asking this question is usually looking for a deeper answer. The simple answer is correct but let’s dig into why.
Putting With Finger On Rim
During one of my first rounds of disc golf in 2002 I lined up for my first disc golf putt with my index finger on the rim of my Discraft Elite Z Putt’r. My mentor, Matt, immediately corrected me and sternly stated, “Never putt with your finger on the rim!”. Matt never provided a compelling reason against using my index finger to support the putter, he only warned me that that it can cause unbalanced putts and suggested that many people carry this habit over from throwing Ultimate discs or casual Frisbees. So, is it okay to put with your index finger on the rim of your disc golf putter?