Disc Golf Dictionary

Have you heard some terms in a disc golf video that you didn’t know what they meant? What about just playing a round with a buddy and they said something that you’re not sure is completely made up?

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There are 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
regional tournaments with strict requirements for the overall purse and payouts

a hole-in-one

Air Ball
to completely miss the basket on an attempted putt

Air Bounce
a reaction to the wind in which the disc rises in the air as if it is bouncing; OR a shot type in which the disc is thrown towards the ground and right before release is tilted nose-up, causing the disc to bounce off a cushion of air

three under par

Am-side (Weak Side)
the side of the basket that “pros typically avoid” because they know that the spin of their disc has a higher chance of hitting the chains and splashing out; left-hand side of chains for a RH player

an angle of release in which the outside edge of the disc is tilted upward

Approach (Up-shot)
throw into the green from the fairway

Arm Speed
rate at which the arm pulls the disc


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