Ok, today's Minute Clinic is about Falling Putts. You know who you are (most of the time) and you know what you do! We want to help! First off, for those that don't know or didn't realize, a falling putt is when you do NOT demonstrate balance inside the putting the circle. The putting circle is 10 meters or 32 feet 10 inches. Inside this circle, you MUST fully demonstrate balance behind your lie when you putt. That means after you release the putter, no part of your body can land in front of your lie (or mini-marker) period. It's not good enough to simply tap your foot down behind your lie as your momentum takes you toward the basket. Same thing if you happen to be kneeling when you putt...if you land in push-up position, you've fallen on the putt.
What happens if I "fall" when I putt?
First, your card will issue a warning and you must re-putt. Anything after that counts as a penalty stroke so it can really add up if you have built in this bad habit to your game.
Watch the video to for a few quick tips on how to eliminate falling putts from your disc golf game!
See ya on the course...after it warms up...
Our next installment of the Friday Minute Clinic focuses on backpack straps for your bag, how they can make things easier out on the course, as well as a demonstration of how to attach the straps to your bag.
Gear used in the video:
Fade Gear Tourney Bag and Fade Gear WeatherGuard Straps
Have a great weekend and see ya on the course!
Disc Golf Station Friday Minute Clinic:
Check out the video for a nifty little idea to help you practice your putting for disc golf.
Hope you liked it. It's a great time saver, a lot more fun than putting at a basket, and a nice break from the routine of just you and the basket.
Until next time...
See ya on the course,
Knock your Disc down with a Softball
Knock your Disc down with a Big Rock
Use Reverse Psychology
Have your Friend Climb
Use Telekinesis to knock down your disc
Knock it down with Another Disc
Wait for a Storm to knock it down
Eat a Leaf
And speaking of thanks...Disc Golf Station wants to thank all of our customers for their business and continued support. We could not exist without you. That's why everything we do is with the customer in mind, because you are really important to us...really!
Because you are important to us, we keep bringing you great deals to save you money! For 4 days (November 25 through November 29), we are going to give you a $5 Gift Certificate for orders over $35. THAT is an excellent deal.
In case you missed it, here is the wrap-up video from the Oh Say Can UC tourney held at Universal City Park in Universal City, Texas.
Hope all is well with you and yours this holiday season. Have a great Thanksgiving and go play some disc golf with the family to work off some of those calories!
See ya on the course,
Also, this is an open invitation to request discs that we don't have. If there is a disc/color/weight/plastic type that we don't currently have, send us an email (email@example.com) and we will do our best to get it here as fast as possible. We exist to serve you and get you the discs and equipment you need and want so you can get back to the course and the fun...hopefully fun...remember to have fun while you're stressing over how to get better! A lesson I need to learn myself!
See ya on the course,
Man what a great title. If you’re not sure whether to join the PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) or not, you need to read my short but oh so sweet article at Disc Golf Station, entitled How To: Become a PDGA Member.
I’ll first tell the ambivalent crowd why and show the eager beavers how. Signing up takes less than 5 minutes, reading the full article goes even faster.
See ya on the course,
The release of the Memorial Nuke was a huge success. Disc golfers everywhere soon were chomping at the bit to get their hands on First Run (and general run) Discraft Nukes in ESP plastic. Now, Discraft is at it again, with the release of the Elite-Z Nuke forthcoming in early July. The new First Run Nukes will start making their way from Michigan to us (Texas) on July 7th. We will have them a few days later.
You can reserve your Z Nuke right now! We will ship them out as soon as they come in. We will call you to let you choose weight/color options. Remember, we ship EVERYTHING FREE. Don’t pay for shipping, seriously! The First Runs will go fast, so order now!
See ya on the course (hopefully with a Z Nuke),
Today I went out to the Haslet Community Park Disc Golf Course in Haslet, Texas. It’s a neat little 9 hole course that is mostly open and short with a few obstacles. Some hate courses like this but I love them for the great practice they provide. I can work on my approach and mid-range game, which is where I usually struggle. Ok, on to the good stuff.
I aced Hole 2 with my 173g Discraft Elite-Z Flick on a sharp hyzer line through the gap between the trees. This is probably the most technical hole on the course (if such a thing exists at Haslet) with OB creek to the left if you overshoot. It’s a harder-than-it-looks 200 footer with more obstacles than any other hole on the course. This was one of those shots that you know has a chance as soon as it leaves your hand. The beauty of those few seconds stays with you for a while. I know I’m even more excited about disc golf now than I used to be. Bought myself a Mountain Dew on the way home to celebrate!
If you have a recent ace story, let’s hear it!
Oh yes, big restock of Lightning Discs. Added over 100 bags and over 300 discs to our inventory.
See ya on the course!
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that we have added over 300 more discs/bags/accessories to inventory in the last week.
Most notable restocks:
- Discraft Nuke – get ‘em quick folks!
- Tons of Tie-Dyed discs
- Lightning Bags
- Double NutSacs
- many Ching Discs too!
Next restock will be later in the month. As always, if there is something not on our site that you want, let us know and we’ll do what we can do get it there quick!
Also, it’s hot outside.
See ya on the course,
Another rockin song by heavy metal legends Metallica is performed effortlessly. Nearby shouts for “Fade to Black! Fade to Black” erupt from one hopeful fan. Too bad sucker, time for One. Then Fuel. Then Seek and Destroy. Ya gotta hand it to him, he was persistent…”Faaade to Blaaaaack!!!” …as if shouting the word longer would get Hetfield’s attention. Well Metallica was amazing at Summer Sanitarium 2003, surviving personnel changes as well as battling egos among other business relationships, but Fade to Black didn’t make the set list this time. Good thing the band put out nearly a baker’s dozen’s worth of albums to appease us, to which mission was sufficiently accomplished.
Why all the back story? Just remembering some good times. We here at Disc Golf Station simply want to announce the arrival (if you haven’t already seen!) of the popular Fade Gear. Fade has cool designs and GREAT values. If you’re looking for a mega disc bag that can hold everything you could possibly need grab the Fade Gear Tourney Disc Golf Bag. For a lighter alternative that still functions for the competitive player go for the Fade Gear Crunch Box Disc Golf Bag. Beginners will like the Lite Bag too! If you must know the inspiration for including the Metallica anecdote, its due to the awesome limited edition Black “Birdbrain” version of the Tourney Bag.
Check it out. (Shopping tip: we’ve extended our Gateway X-Out promotion for a limited time longer…pick up any color of the Tourney Bag, and you’ll qualify for the free disc!)
See ya on the course.
Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaade toooooooooo Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!
Discraft shipment arrived today with restocks of the Discraft Nuke (ESP), Elite-Z Glide, Elite-X Soft Banger, and the Elite-X Stratus just to name a few. Hundreds of discs have been added to stock. We have also added a ton of Ultra-Star Ultimate frisbees for the Ultimate crowd.
See ya on the course, (and the course locator)
Presenting version one of Disc Golf Station’s Disc Golf Course Locator:
Find your local courses or over 3000 courses across the country. You can easily get directions by clicking the “Get Directions” link. We have worked very hard on getting this locator off of the ground. We already have many, many upgrades in the works. This is an ongoing project. The locator will continue to be updated to get you the best possible information in the simplest, easiest way. Now for the good stuff.
Opportunity to earn Reward Points at Disc Golf Station:
We want course reviews!!! For a limited time, we are offering 5 Reward Points per review that we approve. Here’s how it works:
- Find a course you have played
- Click on “Review this course”
- Write an original review of this course. (think of info that would be helpful to someone that hasn’t played that course)
- We will approve your review and add 5 Reward Points to your account with us under the following conditions:
- Your review must be original. If you copy from another site or any copyrighted material, we will not approve and you won’t get points for any review. We will assume you have copied all other reviews.
- Your review must be more than a few words to get Reward Points. Only writing “This course is fun” or “this course is hard” is not substantial enough to earn points, we will probably post it but we can’t give you points if your review doesn’t have any substance. Reviews can only be about 500 characters so you don’t need to write an essay, just some helpful comments about pros/cons or your notes about the course.
- We reserve the right to reject any review for any reason not listed above if we feel it’s warranted.
Other thoughts: Make sure you put your name or at least email that you use to order on our site so we can give the points to the right person!
Check out what you can get with your Rewards Points at Disc Golf Station!
Have a good one guys and see ya on the course!
If you haven’t seen our selection of Gateway Disc Sports products, get your head outta the sand (or shule) and check it out! Gateway offers a full line of original and innovative discs, striving for unique molds rather than copies of existing ones. Designed with the advanced player in mind, fast, overstable drivers, low profile mids that fit in the hand like a distance driver, and some of (if not the best) putters on the market will find their way into your bag. While advanced players will love the stability, newer players alike will find discs like the Apache, Element, and Magic great choices to try.
Don’t forget our latest promotion only last for a few more days…spend $40 or more and receive a FREE Gateway X-Out disc. These discs have slight cosmetic flaws and/or misprinted stamps, but they fly just like a full price discs. Yours free with a $40 purchase!
Disc is how we do it!
Last Saturday, I hit my 7th ace! It was a beautiful shot with a pink, 173g Discraft Elite-Z Wasp on Hole 5 at North Park in Haltom City. Hole 5 is only 220 ft but features a soft hyzer route that has two trees guarding the last 30 feet of your flight path to the basket. You either have to zing it straight in or plan on your disc fading hard left to get around the arboles. I chose the “straight in” option. After a “go baby go” to help it go in I let out a holler and enjoyed the rest of my day because of a few special seconds of watching a golf disc fly.
Disc Golf Station now carries Gateway Discs. We are very pleased to announce it here first! Within a week, you will be able to purchase great products from Gateway including some of the best putters on the market. The discs are currently on their way from Missouri. Can’t wait!
We get to play a tournament this weekend. Looking forward to the Hill Country Throwdown. If you haven’t signed up, do it now! See you in Boerne!
See ya on the course!
Just letting you guys know, tomorrow, Sunday March 7th, is the last day for Double Rewards Points. This is a great way to rack up some points and get free stuff.
Check out what you can get with your Disc Golf Station Rewards Points!
First and foremost. The Discraft Nuke is here. The general release in ESP plastic has been much anticipated. The Memorial Fundraiser Nukes were a huge success and have been lighting up the fairways. Grab one quickly because these are First Runs and are sure to go fast.
Let it snow!
So Fort Worth, TX received 10 inches of snow in ONE day! Thursday Feb. 11 brought in heavy flakes for almost 24 hours straight resulting in the greatest downfall of snow in our area EVER. Here are some pictures I took this morning, Feb. 12 around my house and home course, Arcadia Park.
Don’t know how you Northerners do it all winter! The snow is brutal!
And my own winter wonderland:
Well, that’s enough for now. I hope February finds you all warm wherever you are. I’m looking forward to thawing out and getting back to daylight and the delight of afternoon games!
See ya on the course!
We are proud to be presenting the 2010 Alamo Discs Series! The series kicks off this weekend at Nani Falcone Park in San Antonio this Saturday, January 16 at 3pm. Typically a nine-hole configuration, 9 holes have been added to make a fun and challenging 18 hole round by daylight. Adding to the excitement is a second round to be played by moonlight with glow sticks on the tees and baskets. The “Nightmare at Nani” will be a fantastic start to a series jam packed with fun and unique events, lots of giveaways, and some professional tournament directing by the guys at the San Antonio Disc Club. There are 5 qualifiers and a grand finale at Live Oak Park in Live Oak, TX in December. Other courses to see series competition will be Boerne, Bandera, Pearsall, Universal City, McClain, and Live Oak. If you live in Texas, you do not want to miss the action. Point totals will be kept all year and come to a exciting conclusion at the Series Finale in December. All PDGA divisions will be offered (recreational and up). Although some events aren’t sanctioned by PDGA, don’t miss an opportunity to play one of these great tournaments and advance in the standings!
Schedule of Events
This is a 1 day, 36 hole event where players play the first round by daylight and the second round by moonlight. Played at Nani Falcone Disc Golf Course, this tournament includes 9 new, never before seen holes. Cash payout for all divisions.
March 13 , 2010 – 2nd Annual Alamo City Open
This is a 1 day, 36 hole event contested at San Antonio’s newest course. Expect sweet prizes, epic views of Lackland Air Force Base, and windy conditions.
April 3, 2010 – 2nd Annual Texas Hill Country Throwdown
This is a 1 day, 36 hole event played on 2 of the hill country’s finest courses in Boerne & Bandera. One course is nestled along the banks of a hill country lake, the other along the banks of a hill country river.
October 9, 2010 – 3rd Annual Bryan McClain Open
This is a 1 day, 36 hole PDGA sanctioned C-Tier event played at San Antonio’s most popular disc golf course, Bryan McClain Park. Past winners are Brad Williams & Phil Morgan.
November 13, 2010 – Inaugural Oh Say Can UC
This is 1 day, 36 hole event played at the course loved by so many Masters, Universal City Park Disc Golf Course. This course is currently going through a redesign courtesy of the Universal City and the Live Oak Disc Golf Alliance so expect some new things at this course sure to test your forest skills.
We are currently in discussions with other area tournament directors about the possibility of adding more events as series qualifiers. Check back for more details
December 4-5, 2010 – Inaugural Alamo City Championship
This is 2 day, 54-72 hole PDGA sanctioned B-Tier event. This event promises to be one the area’s best events with HUGE AMOUNTS added cash and bonus payout. The main course to be used at this event will be Live Oak Park Disc Golf Course with the potential for other area courses to be thrown in the mix depending on the number of players.
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Check back for updates and recaps of all the action, brought to you by San Antonio Disc Club and Disc Golf Station.
Disc is how we do it.
I’m writing this a little over an hour before the Cowboys take on the Eagles (again) in the Wildcard Weekend of the NFL Playoffs. Let’s go ‘Boys!
Here’s what’s going on at DiscGolfStation.com:
- We now carry the Original NutSac Disc Golf Bag and the Double NutSac for those that need a few more discs. Funny name, serious bag! They are high-quality, heavy-duty, American-made, awesome bags!
- We have picked up quite a few things from Disc Player Sports. The Stash Mini and Disc Player Disc Golf Bag are two of our favorites!
- We are hard at work on our course locator. Our goal is to have it completely finished, operational, and live on DiscGolfStation.com by February 1st. We know you are excited!
- We have got some great videos coming your way this month as well. We are going to be filming ourselves USING our discs so that you can see them (not us) in action. Have you ever wondered how this disc or that disc ACTUALLY performs…well we’re going to show you.
- We have recently restocked all of our Lightning products.
- We have a restock of Discraft Discs on the way as well!
Ok, now back to the Jets/Bengals pregame show….let’s go Cowboys!
Hoping for better weather…see ya on the course!