Jack Tupp is the author of two books on disc golf. The Disc Golf Revolution explains the phenomenon of disc golf’s growing popularity and its grassroots foundation, then tells the reader everything needed to start playing today. Three Paths to Better Disc Golf is designed to help disc golfers play better and have even more fun.
The Disc Golf Revolution
Did you know disc golf courses will outnumber traditional golf courses in the U.S. by 2022? Millions play already, and all signs point to sustained growth for a sport that seems custom-built for the 21st century.
In The Disc Golf Revolution author Jack Tupp interviews key figures and experts and uses a diverse range of sources to explain disc golf’s surging popularity. In addition to learning why, where, and how to play the game, within these pages you’ll also discover:
- The link between disc golf’s history and its enviable grassroots network
- How disc golf eliminates all 6 major issues that plague traditional golf
- The physics of disc flight, and why discs intensify the golf experience
- Why disc golf works where other forms of exercise fail
- 15.5 predictions about the future of disc golf, and much more!
If you’re interested in disc golf as a recreational activity, excited but skeptical about the prospect of golf without the drawbacks, or love to track developing trends, this book is for you.
List of Chapters
The Future of Golf
Disc Golf in the Context of Other Sports, Games & Hobbies
The History of Disc Golf
The Organic, Grassroots Growth of Disc Golf –
– Grassroots Growth in the News
Characteristics and Habitats of the Disc Golfer (Who Plays, & Where) –
– Who Plays Disc Golf?
– Where Do They Play?
Start Playing Today –
– Where is the Closest Course?
– What Stuff Do I Need?
– How Do I Learn to Play?
– What are the Rules?
The Finer Points of the Game –
– Tools of the Trade
– Throwing Techniques
– The Complexities of Disc Flight
Disc Golf Lingo
Disc Golf on the Road
A Panacea for Modern Problems
The Future of Disc Golf
Disc Golf Words & Terms
Packed with dozens of well-written tips, tricks, and techniques, Three Paths to Better Disc Golf is designed and organized to help players easily find the instructional material that will help you most. In addition to being an accomplished writer, the author has played disc golf for more than 25 years, has won multiple Pro tournaments and runs the successful School of Disc Golf. He also starred in the DiscMasters TV show with world champions Nate Doss, Avery Jenkins and Valarie Jenkins.
Although it includes chapters on how to throw backhand, sidearm, turnover shots and rollers, this is NOT your typical ‘How-To’ book. Recreational players and touring pros alike will gain multiple insights. 36 chapters are divided into three sections, with each of the three representing a different path to better disc golf. All three then converge into one principal philosophy – one main road to lower scores and more fun.
The philosophical path helps disc golfers examine broad patterns and identify systemic issues in their own games, then provides concepts to affect change. The strategic path is all about playing smarter through analysis and planning. The tactical path is hands-on, providing specific tips and techniques that are both physical and mental in nature.
If one of the things you love about disc golf is the lifelong challenge to play better and score lower, this is the book for you!