As incredible as disc golf is, there are still many facets of traditional golf that haven’t made their way into our sport. As you can, I’m a large advocate of integrating traditional golf techniques when appropriate. There are many similarities between the two, but one seldom translates over for the common player are some forms of etiquette that make traditional golf so much fun. While it may not be a big deal to some — talking while someone is throwing shouldn’t happen. If it’s a friendly round, by all means have a blast, but if you are playing in tournaments or with serious players, this is the simplest form of etiquette. While there are many forms of etiquette that can be addressed, we are going to look at standing in someone’s line, or being in their line of sight.
Many of these following forms of etiquette that will be discussed aren’t necessarily in the rule book, but are common forms of “gentlemen’s rules” in traditional golf. When on the course, there are many things you don’t do:
- Don’t walk through your playing partner’s line (between their ball/disc and the hole). DEFINITELY don’t step in their line (more applicable to traditional golf).
- Move your shadow if it is in their line. This is an incredible distraction, as it also “moves” with your movement.
- Don’t stand in someone’s line of sight. If they are putting, don’t stand behind them. Don’t stand in the distance where you can be seen when they look at the hole. They shouldn’t have anyone in their line of sight while putting, or hitting/throwing in general.
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Make sure to give your playing partner
a clear view of the basket — don’t stand
behind them or in their extended
vision beyond the basket.