There are 4 main things I can say to newer golfers:
1- Do not overwhelm yourself with too many different kinds of discs in your bag. You can do just about anything with any disc. Pick a few and learn them, do not have 6 different high-speed drivers in your bag for different holes you play at your home course. Yes, there are lots to choose from out there but start with just a few and go from there.
2 - For those of you that can not throw over 250-300', a faster disc does not mean it will go farther than a slower one. Maybe in a wide open field. Try a disc that is a little slower like a fairway driver. Most of the time a slower disc will have much less break in its flight and you will also be able to control it better.
3 - Practice putting! Practice putting! Practice putting! Play games with yourself or friends and have fun with it.
4 - Field work. If you want to really practice and see what your discs can really do from any distance, then the course is not the best place to find that out. Take them to a field, preferably with a few of each kind that you throw. Try different angles and distances, then put your work to the places you play. You would be surprised to see what you can do with a disc after you understand what the whole flight path does, even at different angles.
My 1st Open win in Pennsylvania was awesome! It was my 1st tourney in Pennsylvania after moving
back in 2009. On hole 18, the last hole of the day I had my only spit out, dead center, from
about 35'. I thought I needed that to go into a playoff but it was for the win!
So hole 1 in the playoff we go.
Hole 1 - I go first and we both birdie.
Hole 2 - I throw and it hits off a tree. The disc is 100' out in needles and ivy and I can't see the basket. My opponent is 55' out. I throw out and I hear clapping my disc is under the pin. He putts and misses. We both par.
Hole 3 - Short hole. I put it within 30' or so of the basket. The other guy goes up and hits chains! We both birdie.
Hole 4 - He putts a low and tight 45' putt for birdie and misses. I then hit my low tight birdie putt from 40'. It was an epic battle!
Couldn't even stay for the awards. I had to leave immediately to go play a show with Octane in Philly.
This company started pretty much when I first picked up a disc for the 1st time and was drawn to them immediately! I am blessed to be a part of DD! Besides the nicest guys ever running this company (RUSCO), they have the best style and designs in the biz and continue to strive for excellence and the best products. Now that the disc making has merged with Latitude 64 and Westside, they have the most consistent product on the market. I have never picked up 2 of the same Dynamic Discs and had them do something different from one another. With other companies, it seems to happen all the time.
This disc is a super freak! Super fast and stable, it's the farthest with the most dependable line out there.
All around go-to distance driver. Great for moderate winds, hyperflips, and long slight turnovers, and stand stills needed in the woods.
This disc is like the more understable version of the Striker. Cranking this thing with a little hyzer, this disc will flip very slowly but consistently all the way into an anhyzer up to 375' on flat ground. It's a super controllable understable disc with a little bit of fade and also makes for a great roller.
My new favorite go-to. Goes super long, very controllable turn, I feel like I can throw it as a mid or a high speed driver and trust it. Also makes a great roller.
It's a more overstable Explorer. It's going to sneak the Fortress spot out. This disc has sneaky distance too.
This is absolutey the most trusted disc in my bag. This disc is for massive headwinds and trusted hyzers. On flat ground I will peak at 325' but not in a headwind. In a headwind, I just know this thing is NOT going to flip.
Perfect addition to the normal Trespass with a little added stability.
Pure meat hook with no glide. It's a disc when you know you need it, there's nothing else to question. Utility disc everyone needs sometimes.
The Fugitive will obey whatever you tell it to out of the hand once beaten in a little. When new, it has a nice touch of fade. This will hold a B line on flat ground for 330'. It will also hold an anhyzer or a hyzer. A great all around thrower if you only carry one midrange.
This disc is smooth as butter. I can let this disc go on a hyzer and it doesn't look like it's going to move at all except left, but it goes straight. Crank it a little more 'with smoothness' and it will start to turn over after 270'. It turns very slow and so smooth with almost no fade. The Fuse changed the way I throw a midrange and changed the way I think about all discs. I can hold it like a putter and throw it straight for 250' and it's also hands down, the furthest throwing midrange I have ever thrown. Great turnover midrange or a great finesse straight flyer. It's also really nice for hyzer flip tunnel shots in the woods.
I carry three - one only for putting, one to throw that can beat up and I don't care how flippy it gets, and one for throwing for less trees so it stays more stable for longer. The Mercy is my go to upshot disc 250' and in.