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 T.
a disc that is folded in half, resembling a taco

a wind blowing from behind

Take Your Medicine
refers to throwing a shot that is not fun; examples: laying up in front of a death putt or pitching back out into the fairway from thick rough

Tap-in (Gimme)
a very short range putt

tournament director

Tee (Teebox/Teepad)
starting point for a hole, typically a concrete rectangle

The Turn
after the 9th hole, the halfway point on a course, where you 'turn' for home

an easy three

when a player putts three times on the same hole

a throw (not a putt) in which the disc settles in the basket

an attempted throw that accidentally turns into a roller

overhand throw in which the thumb is placed inside the rim and all other fingers are on the flight plate; flight: flips, pans out, and will straight down

a failed attempt at Disc Golf media innovation

overhand disc golf throw in the grip is similar to the forehand

Tombstone (Land Shark)
a disc lodged into the ground at a spike hyzer angle, resembles a shark fin and a tombstone

Top of the World
a hole where the teepad is located very high above the basket as if you were teeing off from the top of the world

Touch (Finesse) Shot
a floaty, short shot used for accuracy in tricky circumstances

Touring Pro
a professional disc golf player that tours the country (or nearby states) playing many tournaments along the way

Tournament Central
main hub in which to find scorecard, information, etc. related to the tournament

when a disc hits a tree and changes course

when you get a favorable kick from a tree

when a tree denies an otherwise excellent shot

True Par
a par that is a true test to attain

Turbo Putt
a putt in which the disc is held like a pizza (thumb underneath and fingers along the rim)

three birdies in a row

propensity for the disc to turn to the right or turnover (RHBH); high-speed stability

flight shape in which the disc curves in the opposite direction it naturally wants to curve (fade), ex: RHBH throw naturally curves left, a turnover is when it curves right

a hole that plays somewhere between two different pars, whether between a par 3 or par 4, or between a par 4 and a par 5, etc.


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