You disc golfers really do enjoy carrying plastic when you play some disc golf, eh?
Last week’s poll, “How many discs do you carry during a round?” really showed that golfers like having discs with them.
That’s a lot of plastic!
To show more proof of that? Third place with 21 or more discs, which garnered 86 votes (18 percent). In fourth was 6-10 discs (71 votes/15 percent), followed by 2-5 discs (15 votes/3 percent) and one disc (1 vote).
The reasons for how many discs are carried differ — some carried more in tournaments, some in casual rounds (to test/break in discs). Some just carried a lot of discs. Other didn’t carry as many.
This is definitely a personal preference!
Reader Heymo says carrying 10 discs is all that can fit in the bag for now.
I’m trying to keep my bag simple and learn how certain discs fly first. … Once I have the feeling that I actually know what I’m doing with those discs I will probably branch out, but this might be a while.
Geoff raises a good point about the amount of discs, based on the course that is being played.
At my local course I know all the pin positions well and know exactly which discs I will be using. Therefore I often carry 6-10 there. When I do sanctioned tournaments, I usually bring 20+ just in case.
Trey notes that sometimes, the best things can happen with just one disc:
I’m a casual player only. I carry about 5 drivers, 3 mids, and a couple putt & approach discs. However, I must say a few of my lowest scored rounds came from playing with only an approach disc! Guess my arm isn’t quite ready for the maximum distance drivers I like to use.
Says reader Sonny, who carries four discs (putter, mid, fairway driver, distance):
I started doing this for the fun factor of being able to just carry my discs in my hand without bothering with using a bag. The fun factor part worked out great and I was surprised to find using just four discs actually improved my game.
I think there are two reasons this minimalist approach worked so well for me: I really learned what I could do with each disc, which gave me a lot of confidence in my shots, and the reduced decision making allowed me to concentrate on the shot in front of me without having doubts about disc choices.
That last part is food for thought, isn’t it?
Thanks to everyone who commented and voted. As usual, we like to send a little something out to a random person chosen from those who commented on the site.
This week, the randomizer over at Random.org selected Sam Thompson as the winner. I’ll be contacting you via e-mail for your address so I can send you a prize!
And now for this week’s poll…
We want to know why you play disc golf?
Is it the exercise? The fun? Hanging with friends? The competition? Something else? With this poll, you can select up to two answers.
Let us know!
I’m sure there are a few things we’ve missed in this, but we tried to capture as many things as we could. If there are different reasons, share them with us!
Vote away and let us know in the comments your thoughts about why you play. A random commenter will be selected for a prize, so make sure you leave your thoughts! (Remember, to be eligible for this, you must leave the comment here, not in other places!)
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