Learn how to execute a backhand drive when engaging in the outdoor recreational sport of disc golf in this free video series.
So you've played your first cage. You've gone through hole one. You've got a little bit of the feel for the game, how the Frisbee throws. Now we're going to go a little bit more of the technical aspects of the drive. There's all different kinds of drives you can have for starting off. Like I said before, the main goal is to just get as far and as close to the cage as you possibly can. As you start off, to be a little bit more specific about the drive. You've got the backhand, which is this kind of throw like a regular Frisbee throw, but it's not like a regular Frisbee. With regular Frisbees that you throw, it's more wrist action and it's just a flick. With this it's a little bit harder and the disc has the tendency to curve to the left or right depending on which kind of disc you're throwing. To compensate for that, you really want to start from up here, and you really want to sweep it down almost like you're throwing it so the disc will curve to the right. If I were to throw it like that, the disc will just go and plop down into the ground. What I'm trying to do with my throw is keep it up back here by left shoulder, step with my right foot, and follow down like that. At the same time, I'm keeping a tight grip around his outer edge of the disc to get a really good snap and some spin action so the disc stays up in the air for as long as possible. I'm going to demonstrate that in slow mo. Setup the approach, see where you're shooting, you get going, step, back, shoulder, throw down to your right. Just like this. That was a great, great throw.