Disc golf is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re an experienced disc golfer or just getting into the sport, understanding how to properly hold and throw your disc is important for making the most of each shot. In this blog post, we’ll explore different ways disc golfers can hold and throw their disc in order to fit the shot they are approaching. Let's get started!
The backhand throw is the most commonly used throwing style in disc golf. It’s often used for drives as well as midrange shots. To perform a backhand throw, you should grip the disc with your thumb on top of the rim and your four fingers underneath it. You should then draw your arm back and thrust it forward while releasing the disc at waist level with a snap of your wrist. Be sure to keep your arm straight throughout this motion, as this will give you more control over where your disc goes.
The forehand throw is also known as a “flick” or “tomahawk” throw, and it’s commonly used when you need to make tight turns around obstacles such as trees or bushes. To perform a forehand throw, you should grip the disc with all four fingers on top of the rim and your thumb underneath it. You should then draw your arm back behind you before releasing it at waist level with a flick of your wrist. The goal here is to get maximum spin on the disc so that it curves around whatever obstacle is in its path without losing too much speed or distance.
The overhead throw (also known as a “hammer”) is perfect for long-distance shots that require extra power and accuracy. To perform an overhead throw, you should grip the disc with three fingers on top of the rim (your index finger, middle finger, and ring finger) and two fingers underneath (your pinky finger and thumb). You should then draw your arm up above your head before thrusting it forward while releasing the disc at eye level with a snap of your wrist. Just like with a backhand or forehand throw, be sure to keep your arm straight throughout this motion in order to achieve more control over where your disc goes.
Whether you’re new to disc golf or have been playing for years, mastering these throwing techniques can help you become an even better player - giving you more control over where each shot goes! Remember that practice makes perfect—the more time you spend honing these techniques, the easier they will become! With enough practice, soon enough you'll find yourself consistently shooting par 4s like a pro! Good luck out there!