Monday, October 8, 2018

The Ultimate Tool For Any Disc Golf Player


People who are naturally inclined to play sports often pick up disc golf and never look back, learning about discs and mechanics as they go. Yet for others who are hesitant to try something new and feel overwhelmed with the amount of information that’s out there, the sport may seem too large to grasp.

If you’re introducing disc golf to a friend or family member and want a bit of help easing them into things, you may find that our resources page on the Dynamic Discs website can be a big help. Not only does it contain information that can teach a new player about a variety of disc golf elements, but more seasoned players may even learn something new! Let’s check out a few of the sections that are particularly helpful.

The Beginner’s Guide

A lot of this information may be familiar for those who have been playing disc golf for a while, but when you’re trying to explain the sport to someone who has never thrown a disc before, you may find some of this verbiage to come in handy.

Right off the bat, we dive into the different types of discs and how they may fly for newer players. Keep in mind that for us, discs are finely crafted tools that all perform various functions, but for a new player, it just looks like a frisbee. Having them understand the basics of distance drivers, fairway drivers, midranges, and putters will help in the early parts of their game.

Our Beginner’s Guide section also gives some detail as to what flight numbers really mean and how you can have a better understanding of what a disc will do for you based on that information. Finally, we review the types of plastic available and cover the options you have between the Dynamic Discs, Westside Discs, and Latitude 64 lines.

Our Disc Lines

Beyond just understanding the various types of discs and the plastics available to them, beginning players can really benefit from an explanation of what each mold may do for them. We spend time crafting descriptions for each of our discs so that people know what they’re buying - after all, how frustrating is it to blindly purchase a disc and then realize it’s not the one for you?

The distance drivers section includes everything in the Trilogy lineup, starting with speed 10 discs and moving up to speed 15 options. Discs are organized by stability for ease of understanding. Our fairway drivers are listed similarly and range from speed 6 to speed 9, while midranges and putters both feature discs designed for slower shots.

While we’ve intended our resource section to be a tool for all new and current players, it can be a lot of information all at once. If there’s a specific area that you want to brush up on or teach a new player, stick to that topic before making it a personal mission to memorize the entire section. Written information can be a valuable tool, but there’s also nothing like heading out to the course and throwing some plastic to see what truly works for you.
Monday, October 1, 2018

Comfortable In The Spotlight - Chatting It Up With DD Team Member Andy DiFronzo

Who do you know that’s awesome at disc golf and even better at drumming? If you’ve met DD team member Andy DiFronzo, he’ll be the first to admit that he lives for both activities and if he could do them both full time, he would! But there’s so much more to this man than just extracurricular activities, as we got the chance to talk with him and learn about his deep-rooted commitment to the sport we all know and love.

From The Beginning

You might say that Andy is one of the original group of DD players, as he got his start about a year after CEO Jeremy Rusco started selling discs on eBay. Andy shared how he and Jeremy ended up connecting: “I got a lot of people to start sporting the DD logo all over. I met him at Bowling Green, Kentucky and placed well in advanced. I qualified for AM Nationals where I stayed with Jeremy in a house with about a dozen others. I guess he saw my early talent and good sportsmanship and I guess he thought I’d be a good seed to represent his brand.”

A good seed indeed, DiFronzo has been competing in sanctioned tournaments since 2006 and as a 996-rated player, knows a thing or two about how to represent himself and the team both on and off the course. He describes being a part of the DD team as an honor that allows him to be a part of our big family.

Tools He Swears By

Golf discs and drumsticks are both passions for Andy, and he says that if he wasn’t working full-time and trying to play in disc golf events whenever he can, he would be in a band playing shows every weekend. “Music is one thing I’m better at than discing!” he admitted. While he would love to hit the road and tour regularly, both with disc golf and a band, he has his feet securely on the ground knowing that there are bills to pay too.

When it comes to the course, you’ll find Andy hitting his lines and cashing his putts with his three favorite discs: a Soft Mercy that he can’t play without, the Escape that he describes as giving him “freakish distance,” and the Fugitive, his go-to midrange on any occasion.

Andy has had a great season so far, earning a first-place win during an event in early September and placing within the top 10 for ten other events this year. His most anticipated event that has yet to take place? The Warwick Disc Golf Championships in mid-October, held in Warwick, New York. Amidst all of these events and a job that keeps him busy, DiFronzo knows that he needs to keep a good balance in his life, explaining, “The love for the sport is like no other. Disc golf can definitely be a relationship ruiner if your partner isn't into it! I don't have kids... so, it’s game on!”

We look forward to seeing how Andy finishes out his year and can’t wait to watch him compete during 2019!