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?

We’ve got you covered with this Comprehensive Disc Golf Dictionary.

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There are 28 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Paper Plate
a disc so flippy it flies like a paper plate

the predetermined number of strokes that a player should require to complete a hole

Par Frame
refers to the entire card scoring a par on a hole

when a disc lands a few feet within the basket on a drive or up-shot

Patent Pending
a backwards facing approach shot

Professional Disc Golf Association

PDGA Major
most prestigious tournaments in disc golf, including Worlds and USDGC; tournaments requiring qualification or invitation

PDGA Player Rating
a number that shows how close your average round scores are compared to the course rating, of the courses you’ve played in competition (source: PDGA)

Penalty Stroke
additional stroke added to the scorecard due to a foot fault, missed mando, landing OB or rule violation

Perfect Round
18 under par on an 18 hole course; ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=352G0B4OClU

the pole of the basket underneath the cage

Pin High
a shot that comes to rest at an equal distance from the tee as the basket but off to the side

the material from which the discs are made

Play Through
the act of allowing another group of players to play a hole before you in order for them to pass through to the next hole

Play-off (Bonus Golf)
sudden-death to determine a winner after a tie in regulation

Plays Like A River
where cart paths or sidewalk are OB and either side is inbounds as if the cart path or sidewalk was a river

throwing a disc high into the treetops surrounding the basket with the hopes it bounces off the branches and settles near the basket

Pop Top
a disc with a domey flight plate

Power Grip
variation of the backhand grip, fingers are tucked into the rim

Pro Par
a par for the pro-level player but not for a casual player

Pro-side (Strong-side)
right-hand side of the chains for a RH player in which there is higher chance of making the putt, opposed to Am-side

an extra throw that is used when the question of whether or not the disc is OB is unclear, to save time and potentially strokes, a player must call a provisional before throwing, the player then plays from two different lies (provisional and OB), the player’s score is resultant from the correct lie as determined later by the tournament director

Puddle Top
refers to a sunken-in flight plate, resembling a puddle

refers to the act of pulling after a reachback; throw

to hit a line perfectly

Push Putt
a putting style in which the putter is propelled forward by a push with a low-spin rate

any throw within 20 meters (66 ft) of the basket

disc used to putt or for short distance throws


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