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 28 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
propensity for discs to hook left at the end of the flight given a RHBH throw; low-speed stability

Flat and Firm, in reference to the flight plate, typically means a disc is more overstable

area through which the disc is intended to fly

Fairway Driver
speed 6 to 9 disc with potential to fly distances farther than a midrange but shorter than a distance driver

Falling Putt
a putt after which a player touches their marker disc, or any object beyond the lie, before having demonstrated balance

Fan Grip
variation of the backhand grip, fingers are spread out along the underside of the disc

Feature Card
card of featured players selected by fan vote, tournament sponsor, etc. only for first round

Field (Fairway) Ace
a throw-in from long-range; ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgC54XfiaEw

a disc that somehow manages to fight through an obstacle and continue flying

First Available
the first tree off the tee

Flare Skip
high, arching skip that can occur when throwing a distance driver

Flash the Ring(s)
similar to World Champ Love

flight shape in which the angle of release is flat then, mid-flight the angle changes to hyzer

Flex Shot (S-curve)
shot type starting on a hyzer angle to slowly turn right and then fade to the left for a RHBH, completing an S-shape in flight

Flight Plate
top part of the disc, typically described as flat or dome-y

the tendency of a disc to have more turn than fade once released

a putting style in which the putter is thrown nose up in order to float into the chains; or a disc that floats; or an Ultimate Frisbee

flutter or wobble in the disc, typically on putts

Follow Flight
a shot tracker in which the flight of the disc is followed with a colored line; ex: https://youtu.be/2FymhKa-pyM?t=39

continue one’s movement after the ball has been struck or thrown

Foot Fault
a throw in which the player has advanced beyond their marker before release

an anhyzer release with a overstable disc, relying on the stability of the disc to hook up

called out as a warning to people in the path of a bad throw

Forehand (Sidearm, Flick)
a throw type in which the player faces the target with the forehand grip and flicks their wrist

Forehand Grip
palm “to the sky” and thumb placed atop the flight plate, typically index and middle fingers are tucked into the rim with remaining fingers along the outside of the rim

Frisbee golf

Full Flight
a shot in which the entire flight possible is realized, typically a flex shot

Full Send
throwing with reckless abandon


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