How to throw farther: Disc Golf Distance clinic with Zoe Andyke and Dustin Keegan Clinic
In this quick clinic, professional disc golfers and UPlay Disc Golf founders Zoe Andyke and Dustin Keegan teach us basic tips of how to throw the disc farther and get more driving distance.
The number one thing that new players want is driving distance. Here are a few tips to help you get more:
1. Line up your arms to see how far you can reach back. By reaching back all the way, you have potential for more hit speed and much more power.
2. Turn your head, hips, and shoulders with your throw. Line your head up with your reachback and throw
3. Load your body for that perfect line by maintaining a perfect 90 degree angle.
4. Allow your bodies to pull through your arms utilizing the muscles in your legs and hips.
5. Allow your off hand (the one not holding the disc) to follow through.
6. Stay “springy” at the legs in an athletic position to maximize leg power. Don’t stand up straight when trying to throw for distance.
Zoe’s a phenomenal coach. The way she breaks everything down seems to be a new “aha” moment. I think that what she’s demonstrating about not reaching across, but turning your body for the reachback is really emphasized (perhaps overemphasized) in Eric Oakley’s throwing form. His form seems strange or unique, but after watching this video then watching his form I swear I heard a clicking noise in my brain. Also, If you haven’t seen Zoe’s putting clinic in the Physics of Flight series you’re missing out.
Great video. You’re a natural! Appreciate it.