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Disc Golf: All You Need to Know About the Game You Want to Play [Paperback]

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Item description for Disc Golf: All You Need to Know About the Game You Want to Play by Michael Steven Gregory...

An introduction to the game of disc golf covers the rules and history of the game; stance, grips, and throws; equipment and supplies, courses, and variations of the basic game.

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"This handy reference provides techniques for mastering disc golf, the fast-growing sport in which competitors throw a Frisbee-like disc at a number of pins, or holes, attempting to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc. The basics of the game, the equipment used, and throwing techniques, such as those used for putts, approaches, and drives, are detailed. Rules and etiquette are included, along with variations of the game. Additional features include information on the Zen of disc golf and disc golf resources. Ample illustrations and photographs depict the nuances of grips and stances used in the game."

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Item Specifications...

Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2003
Publisher   Trellis Publishing
ISBN  1930650183  
ISBN13  9781930650183  

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Learn To Enjoy Golf  Aug 29, 2008
This book is very interesting for anyone into the sport of golf. Very good reading.
Great Book!  Jul 31, 2008
This book is great for both the beginner and more experienced players. It covers the history of the sport, styles, gear, etc. Well worth the price.
A Good Book for Beginners  Apr 21, 2008
This is the only book on disc golf that I have and it has really helped my game a lot. The most important thing that I learned from this book is that you do not throw a disc golf disc like you throw a Frisbee! This is very important to remember. I have always been a very good Frisbee player but found that I was having lots of trouble throwing a disc golf disc straight and level or to even get any distance from them. This book helped me fix those problems. I still do not throw perfectly every time but at least now when I screw up a throw I have an idea of what I did wrong.

This book goes over the history of the sport which is very interesting and covered pretty well. It also covers the basic rules and customs of the game so you will not look like a fool when playing with more experienced players. Most importantly for me is that this book covers most of the different kinds of throws that you will see in the game and each throw is broken down into its basic elements (grip, approach, release, etc.). What I did not like and why I did not give it 5 stars, was that the drawing were not as clear as I would have liked. I found myself rereading the descriptions about things like how to grip the disc for a certain type of throw over a few times and wishing there were a few pictures showing a real hand holding the disc from a few different angles.

This book also has a funny chapter on the Tao of disc golf which get funnier once you get more experience playing the sport.

To sum up I would recommend this book for anyone starting out in the sport or for anyone like me that has been playing for a year or so with little real guidance as to how to improve their play.
solid "in the bag" guide  Mar 16, 2007
just picking up the sport? dont trust yer friend, no matter how long he's been playing. You need to learn a good grip, a good stance, and shot selection that is right for you. This book helped me get started after my good friend, who is a serious player (and money winner) tried to just show me. His discs and windup were killing me. after ONE read i tried out some standard practices and was throwing consistantly. This is a great book to have if you want to keep rules handy and see guides on foot placement and grip etc. there are some fluffy parts that you can ignore, but they are to flesh out what could be a solid 10 pages. its worth the money.
AWESOME!!!  Feb 21, 2007
I got this for my dad for Christmas. He said he has looked everywhere for a book on Disc Golf and was unable to find one. He LOVES this one. He said it is filled with quick, easy tips and info.

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