WHERE DISC GOLF MEETS SCIENCE

Empowered Disc Golf uses  Biomechanic concepts to further the sport of DISC GOLf.

You've watched all the Youtube Disc Golf training videos...

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You've done the fieldwork...

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You've began doing Disc Golf specific exercises...

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Has your Form improved?
 
Is your form what you think it is?
 
Is your form consistent?

Here's how!

  1. Record your throw from a side profile.

  2. Convert video to slow motion.    (There's an App for that!)

  3. Analyze your form during each of the 5 Phases of  a Cross-Step BH.

  4. Decide what adjustments to your form you want to make.

  5. Practice - Field Work

The 5 Phases of Movement provides a visual representation of throwing mechanics that will help disc golfers analyze their game by becoming aware of their movements, leading to improved performance and injury prevention.

1. Initial foot contact

This is the first time your lead foot touches the ground while moving linearly towards the front of the teepad. 

Keep distance shoulder width apart and place foot down parallel to your target. 

2. Cross step

This is when the power foot (back foot) accepts weight and the beginning of weight transfer begins.

3. reach back

This is when the throwing arm reaches the furthest point while reaching back and the hips are engaged.

4. hit point

In this phase weight is shifting from power foot to lead foot, hips begin exploding forward, the elbow is around 90 degrees, with torso rotating.

5. follow through

This is the point after disc is released and body rotates forward.

Count it out!

Practice the routine. Phase 1, Phase 2,

Phase 3, Phase 4, Phase 5.