What is considered a foot fault in disc golf?
Foot faults can happen anywhere on the course, from the tee pad through the green. They are most commonly called when a player inside circle 1 (10 meters or roughly 33.3 feet from the target basket). When you are inside the circle, you cannot step through past your disc as you putt.
Can you step putt in circle 1?
After having released a putt, the player must demonstrate full control of balance behind the marker disc before advancing toward the target. This means that when you are in Circle 1, you cannot step over your lie during your putting motion.
Is a jump putt legal in disc golf?
Jump putts are legal in disc golf but there are a few tricky rules that you should understand. We do of course recommend that you read through all of the PDGA rules carefully, but here is an outline of disc golf jump putting rules, and we will explain in more detail below.
What is the 2m rule in disc golf?
Disc golf’s two-meter rule is an optional regulation that makes it so a player whose disc comes to rest two meters (about 6 feet 7 inches) or more above the playing surface is penalized one stroke. The player can continue play from directly underneath their disc on the playing surface.
Are you allowed to run with the disc?
You are not allowed to run while you have possession of the disc (“travel”). After catching the disc while running, you must stop as quickly as possible. Once you stop, you must keep one foot still, but you are allowed to move the other foot: this is called pivoting.
Are there any illegal throws in disc golf?
There are no restrictions on how you throw the disc. You may throw backhand, sidearm, overhand, thumber, or any other way that occurs to you. You can throw it with your foot if you want.
Why do disc golfers carry two putters?
They carry multiple putters to their lie because they’re unsure of which one they want to use (wind, shot shape needed, etc). Rather than put the off-disc down and perhaps create an extra disc they have to wipe/clean afterward, they hold it in their off-hand.
Can you putt with a zone?
Zones are great discs, but a simple equipment change isn’t going to fix your crappy putting. The Zone is also a bit too overstable for everyday use as a main putter. You really have to compensate for the fade a ridiculous amount with your angle and speed the farther away from the basket you get.
What does circle 1X mean in disc golf?
Circle 1X Putting: Circle 1 putts eXcluding Tap Ins. This includes all putts from 3.3m-10m (11-33ft). Circle 2 Putting: Percentage of putts made from between 10-20m/33-66ft.