Disc Golf Lingo Most people who play disc golf know the usual terms and language. There are many other words that people use to describe things that happen in the course. Words not in the dictionary or general vocabulary for disc golf. I’ve put together some interesting terms from other players, and from what I’ve read that other players use. I will share the most common and some better ones that I have not found.
They sent me a great story a couple of years ago. A player who was new went out to play a round with his father, there was a journalist and a photographer in the course of the local newspaper. He asked if he could take a couple of photos for a story they were doing on a golf disc; the boy said yes. The photographer stood about 50 feet from the edge of the street; the guy kicked free and hit the photographer in the chest with his driver.
Very embarrassing and fun now, but nobody wants to do that. I love this story because it shows exactly why everyone wants to improve. I put together terms that I learned over the past 30 years of playing disc golf. Terms that will make you feel like you know what others are talking about. Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. One of the main reasons for its popularity is that players of almost any age and ability can play.
I play with boys half my age and hit them constantly. I am 62 years old and in good shape. I know older people who still play. There are no limitations. If you can move around the field, you can play. If you have never played, you should. If you play now, keep playing. It’s great exercise and it’s a great way to socialize. As for sports, it is also very cheap. You can start with just three discs. A driver, a mid-range and a putter. For just around $ 30 you can start. Most of the courses are free.
Common Disc Golf Language
- Ace Put the puck in the basket on the first shot
- Hazer Throwing the puck with the edge closest to his body higher than the other edge.
- Analyzer The outside is higher than the inside edge.
- Over stable The puck wants hazer on the ground when you release it. In order for it not to be hazer, you have to break it and pull it hard with a light analyzer.
- Understate Can launch with less twist, less click to fly in a straight line.
- Turnover When you launch the disc hard with a good click; It will rotate in the opposite direction to that it would normally rotate. If you throw your right hand back, it will turn right.
- S-Curve Disc flight begins as an analyzer, then hazer at the end of the flight.
- Adjust the amount of spin on the disc when you release it from your hand.
- Driving The launch from the tee box.
- Approach The shot from the drive to the basket.
- Putt Throwing the puck into the basket.
- Grip How you hold the puck when you are throwing.
Player Invented Disc Golf Terms
- Dead Man When your putt hits the side of the basket and falls to the ground.
- Chain smoking Several great putts in a row.
- Bogey Sandwich A score card with a bogey pair bogey pair.
- Ace black Acing the wrong hole.
- Cabbage Raw weeds.
- Chastity belt The yellow band on the Innova baskets.
- Clank The sound a putt makes when it hits the chastity belt.
- Hit the nickel A putt that hits the license plate number.
- Horking A great long shot.
- Local route Take an unconventional path to reach the basket.
- Picking up wood When you hit every tree.
- Mirkwood Very thick woods.
- Nickel A score of 5 in a hole.
- Very thick rough nuclear shule.
- Fly by Putt correct height, but browse the basket.
- Fluke deuce A two of something very lucky that happens.
- Gaack lost a short putt.
- Grenade A shot that is high and falls quickly to the ground.
- Head Banger When your puck lands below the basket and can knock your head against the basket when you lift it.
More Disc Golf Terms
- Paper plate An under stable disc.
- pig putt A putt that’s really bad.
- Pinball A shot that hits several trees.
- Pinball Wizard Continually hitting multiple trees.
- Rooted When the tree root stops you shot from skipping.
- Saturn A score of 6 (saturn is the 6th planet)
- Shank Any shot that does not do what you wanted.
- Shule Heavy weeds off the fairway.
- Sneak In flight instruction to the disc.
- Snob A throw with the nose of the disc up.
- Snowman A score of 8.
- Spinach Bushes, trees, and undergrowth.
- Taco To hit a tree so hard it folds like a taco.
- Tombstone A disco golf disc that hits the ground, and remains standing on the edge.
- Treefelction The tree gives you a good deflection.
- Valet service When you park your drive under the basket.
- CRF Candy fundraiser.
- CTP Closest drive to the pole.
- DL Dead last in the order of throwing.
- FAT When you hit the first available tree.
- LB Lucky bounce.
- SED Seeing eye disc.
- YSA You’re still away.
- Gust from the Gods When the wind blows the disc way off line.
- Getting greasy Sneaking through the trees.
- Lawn dart A disco that has landed partially buried in the ground.
- Merked When you get hit in the head from someones throw off of a tree.
- Tombstone For those discs that stick on edge in muddy ground.
- Helicopter A shot that needs to come straight down at the end without curving.
- A rip The perfect drive.
The terms in the top section are ones you need to know. These terms will help you understand the game and how to play and how to play better. The rest are just temps other players use when they are playing.
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