Disc golf drills are the foundation of a great disc golfer. They are efficient, productive, practical, and most of the time, monotonous and boring. But they work. And if you want to be a great player, you have to do them.
So today, we’re going to be talking about 50 of the best disc golf drills in the game right now. Drills made up by DiscgolfNOW.com and a plethora of other players from famous disc golfers to the average joe who just loves disc golf.
The 50 Best Disc Golf Drills
I’m going to go ahead and jump right into these drills for you because that’s what you’re here for. Without further ado, here are the 50 best disc golf drills that can help you change your game forever.
Drill #1 – “1v1 Game”
The 1v1 game is one of my favorite games/drills within disc golf to improve your putting. It was shown to me by a couple of very good disc golfers as a way to get better at putting and enjoy a cool little game while you’re hanging out with other people. It can be highly competitive, which can be a great thing for you as you develop and improve the specifics of your disc golf mechanics. Or it can be a chill little improvement game while you drink a few beers with your buddies.
In this game, it is you versus everyone else that is playing. While you can play with more than two players, it is recommended as a one player versus a second player game (1v1). There are actually two ways to play as well. If you’re not as good at putting, start with two discs at around five feet from the basket. You and the other guy playing have two putts to make one putt. If you both make at least one, move back five feet. Throw again. As long as both of you make at least one disc, move back five feet. First person to miss both will lose the game. If both players miss, first to make the next shot will win.
The harder version requires you to make both putts to move back. As long as both discs are made, move back five feet. First player to miss a putt loses. It can be tough as you move out to 30 feet or more, but it will train you to be competitive and to make longer putts with ease. Give this one a try!
For some good competition discs for this game, check out the Dynamic Discs Judge on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Drill #2 – “Stack Drill” or “10 in a Row Drill”
The stack drill is a very simple drill that you can do with about 4 to 10 discs. I usually use around 10 discs and call this drill “10 in a row.” Yes, it’s just about that simple, too. Whatever amount of discs you’re playing with, you should aim to get that many in a row in the basket. I call it the stack drill because you’re going to take your stack and try to sink in every disc from a specific spot. Once you nail every putt, backup a little bit and change where you’re standing. Start from about 5 feet out and move back to where you’re consistently sinking all of your putts from 30 plus feet. If you can get consistent from 40 or 50 feet out, you will improve your overall putting game dramatically.
Grab some cheap Innova Aviars for this drill here on Discgolfunited.com.
Drill #3 – “Chaos Drill”
This drill is interesting and can provide some much needed cardio exercise if you do it correctly. This drill is not as much about technique as it is about getting your reps in. You’ll need at least four to eight putters for this drill. It’s okay to use mid-range discs if you need more discs. Next, place an even number of discs on either side of the basket at varying distances.
Start from one side and run to a disc on the other side. Throw that disc then immediately run across to another disc on the other side. This will start to get your heart pumping and allow you to just throw the disc at the basket. Sometimes we wrap ourselves up too much in technique and just need to get some throws in. This drill will allow you a lot of throws in just a short period of time.
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Drill #4 – “Stress Putting Drill”
This drill is another exercise-infused drill and is brought to you by Team Hucking Aces. This drill makes you place about 7-8 discs in a circle around the basket.They should be about 10-15 feet from the basket. Before you throw each disc, you have to complete a set of 10 pushups. You can also substitute for crunches if you want.
Start at the first disc and complete 10 pushups. Now move in a clockwise motion to the next disc to your left. Repeat the pushups and putting until you have putted all the discs into the basket. All of this will give you putting practice and a little bit of a workout. Lather, rinse, and repeat again for best results.
Check out the drill here in the video below by Hucking Aces starting at the 3:45 mark.
Drill #5 – “Ring of Fire Putting Game”
A putting game commonly held in conjunction with a tournament where participants get in a circle around a basket, then all putt simultaneously. Those who make it retrieve their disc, move back a few feet, and continue putting until there is one winner. There are not usually flames involved in the disc golf ring of fire.
You can check out this putting game and a few more here on wkcdiscgolf’s website or check out the quick video below.
Drill #6 – “H.O.R.S.E Putting Game”
Almost everybody has heard of the H.O.R.S.E. game. It’s a very popular basketball game and is used with other sports as well. Essentially, a player makes a putt in any fashion. Let’s just say that you flip the putt between your legs and make it. The next person has to make his putt in the same way. If they make it, you keep playing. If they miss, they get a letter like “H.” You keep playing until one person gets all the letters in H.O.R.S.E. If you get all the letters, you lose.
Check it this awesome explanation of H.O.R.S.E. here on Horseforchange.com.
Drill #7 – “Cone Drill”
Grab a pack of sports cones here off of Amazon and space them out about 5 feet apart starting from the basket out. Once you have all of these ready, start at cone number 1. If you make a putt, you move back to the next cone. If you miss a putt, you move forward to the cone closer to the basket. Continue trying to make as many as possible and moving back until you can make a putt from the last cone.
Variation: as you get better, space the cones out further…say, about 10 feet apart. The tenth cone could be 100 feet away! If you can sink putts from that distance, you will crush any competition on the disc golf course.
Drill #8 – “100s Drill”
This easy drill is part drill part super repetitive practice. We won’t bore you any more with this one. Simply grab your discs and go out to the course. Take your discs, and at varying distances, just practice. Practice until you’ve made 100 putts or try the simple “250” variation and don’t stop until you make 250 putts.
For some simple putting tips, check out our post, “The 12 Best Disc Golf Putting Tips for Beginners.”
Drill #9 – “Obstacle Drill”
This easy putting drill requires you to put an obstacle like a tree in between you and the basket. Now take two shots from behind the obstacle. If you make at least one shot, you can move back a little further. If you miss both, just stay put. Try two more putts. Continue moving back until you’re crushing putts from a good distance away.
You can easily do this on a course, but it is more easily done with a personal home basket. Check out 11 reasons why you need a disc golf basket here.
We got this drill from Discgolfaction.com. Check out their putting drill resource here.
Drill #10 – “Jump Putting Drill”
Team Hucking Aces brings us another great drill specifically to help you with your long-range jump putting. Start out by taking a few discs or mini markers and placing them in a reasonably sized circle around the basket. Don’t use putters because you’ll be throwing those. Now head about 40-60 feet out from the basket. The goal of this drill is to either sink your discs into the basket or land your discs within that prearranged circle around the basket. If you can do either of these consistently, your putting game will improve dramatically.
Check out their video below and click to about the 5:05 mark where this drill starts.
Drill #11 – “McBeth Putting Drill”
Paul McBeth’s putting drill from an older edition Disc Golfer Magazine is a nice little variation from some of the other putting drills we have in this post.
Start by placing markers from 10 feet out every 5 feet until you get to about the 35 foot mark. You will be throwing 3 discs. If you make all 3, move back 5 feet to the next marker. If you make only 2, stay put. And if you make only 1, move 5 feet closer to the basket to the next marker. Our variation is if you miss all 3 discs, start over from the first marker.
Grab a Discraft Force McBeth Signature Elite Z here on InfiniteDiscs.com to help you out with this drill.
Driving, Approach, and Miscellaneous
Drill #12 – “Field Goals/Laces Out Drill”
In this drill, you should strive to make all of your field goals. For those who don’t know, a field goal is simply a set of upright posts on a football field. Normally, a kicker will try to kick a football through them. For you, though, they will be used to develop both accuracy and distance. For this drill, only use putters and mid-range discs. Drivers can be thrown too far for the field you will be on.
Grab your discs and start on the 50 yard line (60 yards or 180 feet away from the field goal). The goal is to throw your discs from the middle of the field through the field goal posts. Once you can consistently do this, move back 10 yards to the other side’s 40 yard line (210 feet away). Continue moving back until you are on the complete opposite field goal post. This post is roughly about 360 feet from the post on the other end of the field. If you get good at nailing these throws, your game will improve tremendously.
You can check out the drill by Shoot Lowe in the video below.
Drill #13 – “Home Run Derby Drill”
This fun drill is very similar to the Field Goal drill, but using a baseball field. Stand at home plate and try to work on your distance by throwing the disc all the way over the outfield fence. This is more of a “for fun” drill than anything else.
You can check out how to do this drill in the video below.
Or to watch someone chuck it out of Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles, check out this video.
If you want a disc that can really fly the distance of a baseball field, check out the Innova Champion Boss here on Discgolfunited.com.
Drill #14 – “Field Work Drill”
The field work drill is very simple but requires you to use good technique every time. This is more repetition and practice than an actual drill, but can be great for your game. The more field work you can do, the better you will get.
Field work is very easy to do. You simply need to find a good, flat, open field that will allow you to worry less about distance and more about developing your drives. It’s best to start out with beginner discs until you start getting better at disc golf. Once you start developing more skill, up your discs but continue using good techniques to throw in the field. Field work is all about developing technique. Don’t worry about strategy, distance, score, or anything else. Just go out and throw.
For some great firepower for your open field practice, check out our article, “The 15 All-Time Best Disc Golf Discs.”
Drill #15 – “Towel Drill”
The towel drill is a very common drill and is fairly well-known now in the disc golf community. The towel drill helps to develop speed, power, and requires you to be able to “whip” the towel by using the same proper technique you would use to throw a disc golf disc. It’s also a great warmup before your rounds.
You will have the towel out in front of you, then bring it back with the technique of a throw. Once you come to bring the towel forward, you don’t want to hear a “whoosh” sound, but more of a “snap” or “whip” noise. If you achieve the “whip,” then you’re doing it correctly. Keep practicing until you achieve this noise. Once you’ve done so, your throwing on the disc golf course will improve.
Check out Dynamic Disc’s Miles Seaborn and his take on the Towel Drill here on YouTube.
Drill #16 – “Don’t Hit the Marker!” or “Wormburners Drill”
This is a really great drill to work on your accuracy if you’re somewhat new to disc golf. Shoot Lowe explains it very well in the video below.
Take a marker cone or target and set it out on the flat ground about 30 to 50 feet in front of you. The name of the drill spells out what you’re trying not do – hit the marker. Aim and throw your disc with some force at the marker. Try to get as close to the marker as you can without hitting it. The goal is to be able to get all of your throws really close without touching the marker, thus continually improving your accuracy. For newer players, this will help you learn how to reach back and throw a straight shot. Not something that will fly straight up into the sky (like what happens with most brand new players).
Grab a set of marker cones for this drill here on Amazon.
Drill #17 – “Net Drill” or “Target Practice Drill”
The net drill requires some creativity. You’re going to need a net and a hula hoop. You need to be able to hang the net up so that you can throw discs at it. But you also need to hang up the hula hoop right in the middle of the net. You can also grab some duct tape and do this or use some bungie cords.
Once you do this, grab some drivers and mid-range discs to throw. The goal is to work on your accuracy by continuing to try and throw the disc through the hula hoop. This drill will help with your accuracy, form, and consistency.
Grab the net I bought here on Amazon.
Drill #18 – “Rotational Medicine Ball Slams Drill”
This simple drill uses a medicine ball and the rotation of your body. Start with the wall to your right, while holding the medicine ball with two hands. Now rotate and slam the ball into the wall to the right. The ball should bounce right back to you so that you can keep going.
This resource at discgolffitness.com shows you a couple of ways to do these rotational drills. There are also some variations as well on there.
Drill #19 – “Beto Drill”
The Beto drill is probably one of the most famous drills in the disc golf community. The Beto drill by Dan Beto can help the amateur player learn how to properly drive and start to build distance into your disc golf game. Check out the Beto drill in the video below.
This post by HyzerUniBomber on Discgolfcoursereview.com (and subsequent video on that page) helps to break down the Beto drill a little bit further to show you why you need to incorporate it and how to complete the drill. Check out that video below.
Drill #20 – “Full-Round Disc Down Drill”
This drill/style of repetitive practice is brilliant in that it will improve your game. This method of improving your game simply requires you to disc all the way down to a putter or putt-and-approach disc for an entire round.
Trying to get maximum distance won’t happen with this type of practice, but this can help you get maximum distance over the course of a few full rounds. I can’t tell you how much mid-range and putter full rounds have impacted my rounds for the better.
For the best full practice rounds, try the Innova Aviar. You can find it here on Discgolfunited.com. I’ll use that disc, the Westside Discs Harp, or the Dynamic Discs Judge to play my rounds.
You can also check out Infinite Discs’, “Best Disc Golf Driving Putters,” on their site.
Also, if you’re looking for more distance, check out our post, “The 27 Best Disc Golf Distance Tips for Beginners.”
Drill #21 – “Crush the Can Drill”
The crush the can drill is a great one for helping you develop proper footwork during the course of your throw. Essentially, the can is there for the placement of your plant foot right before you throw the disc.
Start with your body in a line. The can should be to your right (for a rhbh player). Go through your throwing motion very slowly, completing the X-step and having your final plant foot come down toes first and then heel down crushing the can.
Check out Seabas22 in the video below showing you how to complete this drill properly. He has multiple videos, but the video in that link is a clear, 10 minute explanation of it.
Drill #22 – “Footwork Line Drill”
Disc golfer Danny Lindahl has come up with the footwork line drill, something that he says can help you, “develop the muscle memory for a straight movement and a good weight shift into your heel,” for a beautiful throw.
Start this drill out by drawing a straight line on the ground with some chalk. Place your lead plant foot on the line sideways. Take your other foot and place it behind the lead foot. Your feet should be crossed in what is an X just like you would normally perform an X-step. Now step with that lead foot out further on the line and remember to plant the heel of that lead foot onto the line. Then continue through the motion. All of this will help you slow down, focus on footwork, and help you throw everything a little straighter.
Check out Danny’s awesome drills video below for a better explanation and visual aid. This drill will start at the 2:45 mark.
Drill #23 – “One-Step Balance Drill”
The one-step drill, brought you by Loopghost on YouTube, is an excellent drill to help you work on bracing and balance through each one of your throws. Start out with feet together and just attempt an easy throwing motion. This should be uncomfortable and you will probably fall off balance.
Start again with feet apart just a few inches and your knees squeezed together a little bit. Now drop your butt down a bit. All of that should give you more balance through an easy throwing motion. You will find yourself a little bit more comfortable with that motion. Next, simply add in a step to this while staying close to what you were doing when standing still. Knees close together and butt lowered a little bit to the ground.
Check out the video below for a nice and easy visual demonstration of this drill.
Drill #24 – “Hatton Wall Drill”
This next drill, from the mind of YouTuber and fellow disc golfer Richard Hatton, is very easy to do. Simply line yourself up parallel to a wall. You should be facing it. Have your arm, with disc in hand, in front of you. The idea is to bring the arm back in a straight flat line and have the wall help you keep this line.
Check out his video below starting at the 1:45 mark. He explains it very well so I suggest you check it out.
Drill #25 – “Door Frame Drill”
The door frame drill is something that is meant to help you get a feel for where your arm should be on your reach back. Start with your feet in a straight line with one side of the door frame on the opposite side of your throwing arm (door is on your left side for rhbh thrower).
The idea is to reach across and grab the door frame to find where you feel most powerful. Grabbing the door frame is essentially the reach back. Grab too low or too high and you will feel that it’s uncomfortable and that you don’t have too much power in your pull. Grab it just right at about chest height and you will feel like you can just pull the door frame off of the hinges.
Word of caution: do this drill slowly as you can hurt your shoulder and rotator cuff if you pull too hard and fast. Do your motion slowly and smoothly into the pull and you will be fine.
Check out Seabas22 in the video below showing you how to complete this drill properly.
Drill #26 – “One Step Reach Back Drill”
This next drill, created by disc golfer Danny Lindhal, can help you with your reach back timing. The idea of this drill is to have your step with your lead plant foot match perfectly with your reach back. Start out with feet together, step out with your lead plant foot, and reach back at the same time. Your step and reach back should be perfectly in sync.
Check out Danny’s video below explaning this drill a little bit more starting at the 7:02 mark of the video.
Drill #27 – “Side Arm Drill”
Richard Hatton has a very easy side arm drill that allows a player to think about their side arm throws a little bit more simply. All you have to do is get a good grip on the disc and hold it so that it will fall from about chest level to the floor vertically. Don’t release the disc. Just hold it and let it fall to the floor. Once you start to feel the weight falling, pop it back and do it again. This will be sort of a hammer motion and you should do this about 10-15 times.
Once you have gotten this motion, just turn it to the side and do the same in a regular side arm fashion (but still don’t release the disc). Hatton wants you to think of the side arm throw as a “sidearm chop” to the basket, rather than a sidearm throw.
Check out Richard Hatton’s video below for how to do this drill.
Drill #28 – “Resistance Band Strength Drill”
Latitude 64’s John McCray shows you a very simple way to work on your driving form in his resistance band video below. His video emphasizes using a singular resistance band wrapped around a sturdy pole. Now simply pull and use the normal driving turn of your body to feel the resistance. The band should keep your form straight and flat.
Grab a set of Fitness Insanity resistance bands for this drill here on Amazon. This complete set is awesome and can help you with a bunch of different fitness exercises. It also has singular bands for drills like the one in the video above.
Drill #29 – “The ProPull System”
The ProPull disc golf resistance trainer is fantastic in that it’s a disc golf disc attached to a resistance band. This configuration allows you to use resistance bands again like the last drill, along with an attached disc, to train the muscles of your body specifically for disc golf. One of the keys to getting better at disc golf is to build up the muscles that we use to throw discs. And with this trainer, you can easily do that.
You can get the ProPull disc golf trainer here on Amazon.com.
Drill #30 – “Heavy Bottle Drill”
The heavy bottle drill, according to YouTube’s Loopghost, “should help you feel the power of keeping the hand on the outside of the disc as it is pulled into the right pectoral.” This drill can also help you with grip lock.
Get a water bottle with a lid that has a finger hole. Make sure that the lid won’t come off as you will be throwing the bottle. Also, make sure there isn’t any water in the bottle as that could hurt your finger. Grip the lid with one finger and swing it back and forth like a pendulum.
Now change the direction to what would be similar to a disc golf throw. Bring the water bottle to the reach back. Now bring it forward and in while collapsing your arm (like the Beato drill). And finish by completing the throwing motion and allowing the bottle to fly!
A bottle like this will work. Grab one here on Amazon.
Check out the full video explanation below.
Drill #31 – “Core Rotational Drill”
This is a simple drill that be accomplished either at home with a net or out on the course. Start out on your knees. What you will do is go through a throwing motion only using your core and upper body strength. We draw a lot of power through our legs, but we need a strong, balanced core with good upper body technique.
I used to do this kind of a drill for baseball way back in the day. We would throw from our knees, only using upper body strength. And I believe that incorporating this into disc golf can allow us to take advantage of learning how to really practice good technique and developing that upper body strength.
Drill #32 – “Hip Mobility Drill”
Disc Golf Strong’s quick hip mobility drill will allow you to become more flexible in your lower body for tough approach shots and putts around obstacles. Check out their video below.
Drill #33 – “Approach 21 Game”
The approach 21 game for disc golf is super fun. Each round, a person gets to pick where the disc will lie from about 50-150 feet from the basket. This person then calls what kind of a shot you will all use (backhand/forehand/tomahawk/hyzer bomb/thumber/etc).
Scoring works like this:
4 points for a made basket
3 points if you hit basket or above
2 points if you make the putt from the approach shot
1 point if you miss the putt but hit chains
0 points for missing the putt
The first person who gets 21 points wins.
You can read about this and a couple of other games and drills here on wkcdiscgolf’s website.
Drill #34 – “Landing Zone Approach Drill”
With the landing zone approach drill, you will mark off a landing zone around your basket in preferably an open field. Next, judge out the following distances based on the distances in your game: put a pile of your throwing putters about 100-150 feet out, a pile of your mid-range discs 150-200 feet out, a pile of fairway drivers 200-250 feet out, and a pile of your control drivers 250-300 feet out. If you throw farther, just make the adjustment.
Now we will throw all of these discs and try to get as close as you can to the original marked landing zone. Start the first round of all discs with a hyzer angle. The second round with a straight angle. And the third round with an anhyzer angle. If you still want more practice, switch to throwing sidearm with all of those angles as well. Remember, practice makes permanent.
Check out Touringprodg’s website here. I originally tried to link to his drills post, but it wouldn’t let me. So check out the website and scroll down to his post called, “Drills to Become Consistent.” It’s pretty good.
Drill #35 – “Line Pulling Drill”
This drill will help you out with rounding, a beginner thing that happens when the body turns too much and results in a rounded pull after reaching back too far behind your body. This drill will help you.
With this drill, though, you have to make a very simple contraption. You will need a piece of rope and two attachment points about 8 feet apart. You will also need to attach a toilet paper roll holder (without the toilet paper – just the roll holder) to the top of a disc. Now put the string through the toilet paper roll holder and tie off both sides to your fixed objects at about chest height (bottom of the pectoral chest muscle).
Now you can grab the disc and practice pulling it to the reach back and forward until you can almost throw it. This will teach you how to reach back and pull the disc in a straight line to eliminate that rounding.
You can check out this drill in Richard Hatton’s video below.
Drill #36 – “Hershyzer Wall Drill”
In the video demonstration below, Seabas22 shows us the wall drill and how to use it to set up the first move when we throw a disc in disc golf. And it’s very easy to accomplish.
Start with your lead plant foot straight against the wall. Line your other foot up behind that. Now turn both feet 90° degrees from the wall to where you would be normally standing. Now cross the plant foot over and bend your knees a little bit. Pick up that plant foot and let it glide forward. This will allow your butt to hit the wall first instead of your elbow or your shoulder. This drill overall will help you stay back and not rotate as much while throwing.
Drill #37 – “Reciprocating Single Arm Drill”
This looks like an interesting drill to try and allow gravity to help you with your backhand and forehand throws. Check out the drill and explanation from Seabas22 below.
Drill #38 – “Worst Shot Round”
This drill is sort of a unique spin off of doubles disc golf. Normally, with doubles, you’ll throw multiple shots and throw again from the best shot. With this drill, or way to practice, you will throw two shots and throw again from the worse shot of the two. When you throw again, throw two shots and your next shot will again be from the worse of those two shots. This will guarantee you a lot of extra practice and will motivate to throw many good shots in a row.
Check out Touringprodg’s website here. I originally tried to link to his drills post, but it wouldn’t let me. So check out the website and scroll down to his post called, “Drills to Become Consistent.” It’s pretty good.
Drill #39 – “One Leg Drill”
The one leg drill, by Loopghost, is an interesting way to try and continue throwing with good form. With this one leg drill, you will stand on just your lead plant leg. You want to get good balance, bend your leg a bit at the knees, try to keep your spine straight, and then attempt a throw. The better your form is and the more bend at the knees you can get, the better balanced you will be after the throw.
Check out the video below for a good explanation of how to do this drill.
Drill #40 – “Butt Wipe and Inside Swing Drill”
Seabas22 has done a great job with an in-depth explanation of this drill. It’s a good one to help with your throwing form. You’re essentially using the wall as a way to keep yourself in line and in good form. Check out his detailed video below.
Drill #41 – “Closed Shoulder Snap Drill”
YouTuber and disc golfer Bradley Walker demonstrates what he likes to call the closed shoulder snap drill. I like this drill because it teaches you to work on the motion after the reach back through the, “snap,” or the release of your disc.
Keep your shoulders fairly closed. You aren’t doing much turning at all. Don’t reach back very much, but instead keep the disc close to the chest and snap it at the end of the throw. You won’t give the throw much of a follow through either. If you do this correctly, the disc should fly pretty far with relatively little motion.
Check out his explanation and detailed video below.
Drill #42 – “Gap Drill”
The gap drill helps you work on those dreaded tunnel shots. What you will do is find a tunnel of trees, with trees about 7-10 feet apart, and head to a point that’s about 20-30 feet from the entrance or exit of those trees. Now work on your different shots, including hyzer and anhyzer, throwing at targets to the left, right, and straight ahead. If you work this drill for a bit, you will start crushing your tunnel shots.
Check out Discgolfanswerman’s site for their explanation of this drill.
Drill #43 – “Hitting the Mark Drill”
Shoot Lowe brings us a very simple, beginner lesson with this drill. He basically shows you how to mark the disc after a lie, how to place a mini marker, and how to run up or throw from behind your lie. Check out his video here on below.
Drill #44 – “Windmill Drill”
The windmill drill is to help fix shoulder timing issues and to help you learn how to use upper body strength to gain power. For this motion, you will swing the disc around in a windmill motion at first just to get an idea of how to complete the movement and throw. You will then bring the disc up above your head in a clockwise motion. Next, have the disc straight up in the air. Let it fall clockwise down into your reach back. Then go from the reach back into a throw with the best technique you have. That process should use mainly upper body and should help you gain some distance onto your throw.
You can check out Loopghost’s video explanation and demonstration below.
Drill #45 – “Hammer Swing X-Step Drill”
Seabas22 brings us an easy to do drill called the hammer swing x-step drill. You’re basically swinging a hammer back and forth until you can get the momentum for a proper x-step and throwing motion with the hammer. The hammer is a little bit heavier than a disc and will allow you to go about the entire movement of a disc golf throw with a little bit more momentum. This will also force you into the reach back and into the final follow through.
You can check out his video demonstration below.
Drill #46 – “Turn Your Back on the Game”
With this drill, you will literally turn your back to the basket. Start out with you arm in a full reach back position. You will take two steps back, turn, then throw the disc. That will allow you that full reach back and a good solid rotation of your hips to help you understand your throwing motion better. This will also help you improve your distance dramatically.
You can check out Shoot Lowe’s video below.
Drill #47 – “Perpetual Motion Drill”
In this drill, you’re simply shifting your weight back and forth while going through the throwing motion multiple time without throwing. You’re doing this to get the timing right for your weight shift and your throw. So start by shifting your weight to the back then forward through the throwing motion. Then back to your back leg then forward again. Do this about 5 times and on the 6th time, go ahead and throw the disc.
You can check out Loopghost’s video below. The drill itself is very simple and he can explain it a little bit more in detail.
Drill #48 – “No Fair Peeking”
I really like this drill, even though my skill level is a little bit past that of a true beginner. But I’m a huge advocate for learning and continuing to refine the basic fundamentals of a sport.
With this drill, you essentially just turn away from where you’re throwing the disc, then turn and throw your disc. Disc golfer and YouTuber Shoot Lowe emphasizes the fact that professional disc golfers already have the line that they want to throw in mind and don’t have to look at that line to be able to throw the disc correctly. He suggests that you find a gap or small fairway, turn away, and try to throw in between the gaps or straight onto the fairway.
You can check out his video below.
Drill #49 – “This Looks Fun Drill”
Touringprodg has an interesting drill called the this looks fun drill on their site that sounds really cool. Basically, head to a course with a lot of obstacles, woods, and areas where you can try challenging yourself. Walk off the path for those really tough or weird shots that will test your mental resolve. Try those tough shots and work on different angles and throws to get yourself out of the sh*t and back onto the fairway.
Before you throw, though, think to yourself, “this looks fun.” Thinking that to yourself every time will help you with your mental game whenever you have a challenging shot in a real round. When you get to a competitive round, and you have a challenging shot, you won’t think, “ah this sucks!” Instead, you’ll probably say, “oh, this looks fun.”
Check out Touringprodg’s website here. I originally tried to link to his drills post, but it wouldn’t let me. So check out his website and scroll down to his post called, “Drills to Become Consistent.” It’s pretty good.
Drill #50 – “High Strung Workout Drill”
With our 50th and final drill, I decided to make up something special just for this post. Instead of just a normal drill, this last section is a bodyweight and body stress disc golf workout. I decided to make up a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout and a practice drill all in one.
For this drill, prepare yourself to be tired after a round or two of this. We will start with about 10 discs. We will put all the discs about 5-10 feet away from each other. Start at the basket and walk 10 feet out. Continue to walk about 10 feet out from each disc and place another disc. So you’ll have all 10 discs about 10 feet apart from each other.
Now that all discs are set out, start out at the basket. Run to the first basket and try to sink the putt. If you sink it, run to the basket and back to the second disc. Throw that disc. If you miss, you do 10 pushups and run to the next disc. Sink the disc. If you miss, 10 more pushups. Sink the disc. Run to the next disc. Repeat that process until you get to the 10th disc. You should be pretty worn out by then. Once you sink the 10th disc, you’re done.
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