Scott Family Disc Golf – Clinic Review
Girl Scouts – Hornet’s Nest Council – Charlotte, NC
Fabulous Female Disc Golf
Reedy Creek Park, Saturday May 18th, 10 am.
Instructor: Debbie Scott, local pro disc golfer (and former girl scout)
What a fantastic day for disc golf! The weather was great and so was the participation in this year’s Girl Scout Disc Golf day! There were 10 young ladies and 2 adults eager to learn how to play this sport.
We began with an introduction myself and the sport. We then grabbed our discs and headed over to the practice basket. When teaching this sport I teach the shots in opposite order that they are thrown. I teach putting first, then approaching, followed by driving. Sometimes we don’t even get to driving. I want a firm foundation set on the putt and approach.
I had the girls surround the basket and step out to about 10 feet away. I demonstrated the proper grip and stance then we all practiced putting for a couple rounds. It didn’t take long for the girls to successfully putt at 10-15 feet away. At this point we marked our easy circle around the basket (15 ft.) and headed to about 60 feet away to work on approaching to our easy circle. We marked our easy circle so that we have a very clear target to aim at when approaching. If you can make it in the circle you have a very good chance at putting out on the first try.
I had the girls line up about 60 feet away from the basket. I demonstrated the grip, the stance and throwing motion of the approach shot. I had each girl throw one at a time so I could help each one specifically. We all threw several times from that point, then we backed up to about 100 feet. After a few rounds the girls were getting more and more shots into the easy circle!
Time to take what we learned from the field and apply it to the course. I split the group up into two and half went with my husband, who taught me how to play disc golf over 18 years ago, and the other half I took. We played ‘best shot’ with the 5 girls on holes 1-4 of Reedy Creek disc golf course. That was a lot of fun and it kept the girls in the fairway most of the time. By the time we got to the third hole the girl’s shots were all quite accurate and several were picking up some good distance.
By the end of the session they were asking me where they can get discs and where else could they play. It is so thrilling for me to see the excitement come to life in a person once they get a good feel for this sport. Several of the girls displayed a natural ability for disc golf and I hope they seek it out further. As always, I love sharing this sport with others! The more youth we can get it now, the stronger this sport will become.