While the United States federal government might not be ready for the State of the Union address, we are ready to start gathering data for the 2019 State of Disc Golf Survey. A lot has changed in the disc golf world in 2018, and your input matters. The results this survey provides are beneficial for potential sponsors, tournament directors, disc golf companies, and parks departments considering adding disc golf.
This survey takes about 15-30 minutes to complete.
Large and small prizes will be given to random winners who fill out the survey. Past years prizes have included discs, backpack bags, and disc golf practice baskets.
Please share the survey with your disc golf friends and social media disc golf groups. The results to this survey are valuable to disc golfers everywhere, and everyone’s input matters.
With Christmas drawing near, we have a lot of customers who want to know if their package will arrive by Christmas.
Our staff at Infinite Discs is doing all we can to ensure that your package will arrive by December 25th. All orders in by 4:30 PM MST, are shipped out the same day. With that said, we have to rely on the different parcel carriers for the actual delivery. Here are some guidelines for the last days you will want to order different items, if you want to make sure* they arrive before Christmas.
Safe Order Deadline to arrive by Christmas: Monday, December 17th.
For small packages (2 or less discs), towels, small accessories, mini’s, physical gift cards, etc. weighing less than 16oz, the USPS guideline is 2-5 days. Assuming the worst and a 5 day delivery time, unless you make a Priority mail upgrade you will want to make sure your order is in by 4:30 on Monday, December 17th.
Note, if you pay extra for the “Priority Upgrade” to ship a small package Priority Mail, your likely safe to receive in time date is Wednesday, December 19th. If your order is made beyond the 19th, and you NEED it by Christmas, contact email@example.com and we can give you a quote of what the cost will be for expedited shipping.
Medium Sized Packages:
Safe Order Deadline: Wednesday, December 19th
For Medium sized packages 3-11 discs and economy bags, we usually ship USPS priority mail within the United States. Priority Mail delivery time is typically 2-3 days. Orders in by 4:30 on Wednesday, December 21st, should arrive by Christmas. However, to be on the safe side, in case of any USPS handling errors or delays, you should plan to have these orders in by Tuesday, December 19th.
If your order is made after December 19th, and you NEED it by Christmas, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a quote of what the cost will be for express delivery.
Safe Order Deadline: Friday, December 14th
Large packages including baskets, large backpacks, and 11+ discs are typically shipped UPS ground, which can take up to a week to arrive depending on your location and proximity to Utah. It’s also important to know that for many of these products are delivered directly from the manufacturer, who may not process your order as quickly as we do in house. If you want one of these items to arrive by Christmas, you’ll likely be fine if your order is in by December 17th, but to be safe, you’ll want it in by 2:00 on Friday the 14th.
Unless you want to specifically arrange to pay hundreds extra for priority upgrades for large Packages, we cannot do Priority Upgrades for our fixed $3 shipping fee. For large packages, that only guarantees priority processing.
Safe Order Deadline: It Might Be Too Late
If you want something internationally, it might already be too late to get to you by Christmas. For international shipping we use DHL which usually arrives to Canada and Europe within one week, but. So if you order before December 14th there is a good chance you will receive it by Christmas, but there is no guarantee.
If you’re too late for a disc golf Christmas Gift, There is always next year right? Or, consider a Happy New Year gift… But do you really need a reason to give somebody a great disc golf gift?
Deadline to Arrive By Christmas: December 25th
The safest bet (and arguably the best Christmas gift for a disc golfer) is an E-Gift card. An email gift card code will be sent to you (or directly to the recipient) within seconds. The other nice thing about an electronic gift card is that you can personalize it any way you want. Print it up and put it in a card or a picture with an original poem you wrote, or a picture of yourself. Who doesn’t like a personalized gift? Or to make things super simple, and just email the code directly to the recipient.
Safe Order Deadline: Nonexistent
What if I waited until the week of Christmas to order my discs? Overnight and rushed 2 day shipping options are available, but these can get pricey and there are no promises on delivery time. This is not a safe option, however, if you would like to give it a try, email or call us before you make the order. The shipping price on these are determined case by case. Again, at this point, the best ordering option may be a gift card.
*In rare instances (less than 1% of all orders), packages get misplaced or lost by the individual carriers and do not arrive by the estimated time frame. We cannot guarantee that any package will actually arrive by Christmas.
The 2019 Disc Golf Pro Tour Trading Cards are now available. Owning professional disc golfer trading cards is a great way to follow your favorite disc golf pros, track their stats, and learn more about them. Like with other sports trading cards, some are more sought after and will become more valuable than others.
There are two ways to purchase trading cards:
Complete Deck – The complete deck guarantees that you will receive all 65 2019 cards. There is a limited number of complete decks available, and we sold out of all the ones we had last year very quickly. Purchase your complete deck here.
Pro Tour 9 Packs – A Pro Tour Pack gives you a random selection of nine different cards. The cost is much more affordable in the 9 packs, but you don’t know which cards you will actually get which provides a of fun element of surprise and mystery each time you open a pack. Purchase a 9 Pack here.
What do the 2019 packs include?
There are a total of 65 different disc golf professionals that have trading cards. 50 Males and 15 Females.
Team Latitude 64:
Team Dynamic Discs
Team Fly Life – Nikko Locastro
Team Full Turn Discs – Andrew Presnell
Team Infinite – Nicole Dionisio
In addition to player cards, 1 in 5 packs also include venue cards that feature information about each of the different events of the 2018 Disc Golf Pro Tour.
1 in every 8 packs contains an “Award Card” which features awards such as Golden Putter, Sniper, Best Scrambler, Hail Mary, Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, TD of the Year, and Staff of the Year.
1 in 12 Packs may also include a TV Card which features information about Ace’s that occurred during the Pro Tour, as well as Paul McBeth’s Historic 18 under par round.
1 in 20 packs contain one of four different rare Champion Cards. The four pro tour champions for 2018 were Paul McBeth (Points Champion), Sarah Hokom (Points Champion), Chris Dickerson (Tour Champion), and Sarah Hokum (Tour Champion).
We’re spotlighting two brands on Tuesday, with automatic discounts on all discs by both DISCRAFT and DGA! First, let’s look at the Discraft deals– we have some popular models in Titanium plastic on sale for $10.99 which is a killer deal! But you have to scroll through the photos to find the ones that have the lower price (not all of them will). Plus, we have a limited edition Cryztal FLX Zone for only $12.99 — scroll through those Zones to find the ones that are discounted.
But what we’re really excited about is the special re-run of the classic FLASH in ESP Swirly plastic! This disc was discontinued by Discraft, but we brought it back for our Discraft Day!
Doorbusters – Premium Plastic Discs for $10.99!
The following Titanium Discs will be available at the ultra low doorbuster price of just $10.99* (while supplies last). This is the perfect opportunity to try out a few of the discs that Paul McBeth might be throwing next year.
Are you, or are you looking for a gift for, a disc collector?
For Discraft Day Only, the 2019 Ledgestone Fundraiser Full Foil Bee Set is on sale for $139.99. This is savings of $50 over the normal retail price of $27 each. This is an amazing gift for any Discraft fan or collector. Individual Ledgestone Full Foil Buzzz discs will be on sale for $21.99 each.
We kick off the Saturday sale with all discs by Dynamic Discs, Westside Discs, and Latitude 64 already discounted on the Infinite Discs website. You don’t need a promo code– just find those deals and add them to your shopping cart. Aside from some special featured discs, we also have a good number of “doorbuster deals” hidden among the regular inventory so you can search for $9.99 premium plastic discs!
Doorbusters! – $9.99
A limited number of the following discs will be available at the doorbuster price of $9.99 (sort by price to find those listed for $9.99) on Saturday only. Not all of a particular disc or plastic type will be listed as this price, so scroll through the selection to find the deals! But here are some hints…
This is an exclusive run of Glow BT Hard Burst Maidens — this is perhaps the hottest new putter for 2018, and this is the only place you can find this special plastic blend! We have them with a limited edition stamp, as well as a few blank discs if you want to focus on the cool, burst patterns (some colors glow better than others).
This post will help keep you up to date with all the latest discs that have been, or will soon be introduced in 2018.
Axiom is releasing their first ultra wide rimmed drivers the Excite and Tantrum. The disc Tantrum was made available on March 23rd while the Excite will be released on April 20th.
Tantrum – The Axiom Tantrum is a straight stable with a sharp end of flight fade and a 24.5cm rim. This new distance driver goes very far.
Excite – The Axiom Excite is very similar to the Tantrum with a thick 24.5cm rim. The Excite is said to be slightly more understable than the Tantrum.
Discmania hasn’t yet released any new discs in 2018, but there are a few known discs we are expecting. The PDGA has approved a retool of the FD2 and the MD5 was PDGA approved at the end of march.:
PDX – The Discmania PDX is a power driver that was released as a fundraising disc for the Disc Golf World Tour. It was finally released in a stock stamp at the beginning of 2018. 11/4/0/3
MD5 – The Discmania MD5 is a new midrange disc coming soon!
Discraft released the Vulture as part of player packs for the 2018 Memorial Challenge. The 2017 Ace Race disc has also been given a name as the Sting. These will be released to retailers sometime in the near future.
Vulture – The Vulture is described as less overstable Predator with more glide. This new disc should be available soon.
Sting – Discraft gives the Sting a Stability rating of 0. At our Ace Race, most players found it to be quite understable with a significant high speed turn.
DGA recently had an overstable fairway driver, the Banzai PDGA approved.
Banzai – The DGA Banzai is a very overstable control driver. It’s described as a more OS Pipeline. 8/4/0/3
Tempest – The DGA Tempest is a high speed understable driver that is supposed to provide max distance for intermediate players. Flight ratings 13//5/-3/2
Dynamic Discs has at least four discs in the works. The Maverick, Getaway, and Captain will all be available in early Spring. The Patrol will initially be released as part of the Trilogy Challenge. The Dynamic Discs Maverik and Captain have a scheduled release date of March 30th.
New 2018 Dynamic Discs:
Patrol – The Patrol is a beginner friendly ultra understable midrange. This disc was released as part of the Trilogy Challenge and will be available for retailers sometime this fall. 5/5/-3/1
Maverick – The DD Maverick is a controllable speed fairway driver designed for woods and low ceiling shots. 7/4/-1.5-2
Getaway – The Getaway is another fairway driver that is said to be the big brother of the popular Escape. 9/5/-0.5/3
Captain – The Captain is an all purpose Distance Driver that can provide massive distance for experienced players, but isn’t so overstable as to be unusable by the average Joe. 13/5/-2/2
Full turn has two new drivers the Cruise and the Voyage.
Cruise – The Cruise is a high speed driver with a 2.3cm rim width. 13/5/-2/3
Voyage – The Voyage is another high speed direr with a feel similar to the Cruise. In terms of flight, the Voyage has a little more high speed stability than the cruise. 13/5/0/3
Gateway has already released a new midrange, the Prophecy. As always, they continue to release the popular Wizard putter in new exciting plastic blends.
The Hyzerbomb Sabot is an overstable midrange very similar to the Infinite Discs Slab but with a more domey top.
Well the big news for Infinite Discs in 2018 is that we’ve partnered with Innova to introduce our own disc line. This line consists of modified existing Innova molds, expired molds, and new plastic blends. We’ve wasted no time getting our brand of discs out there and currently have eight discs released or in production. All eight of our new molds should be available by the beginning of summer.
Exodus – The Exodus is a stable flying fairway driver with the flight of a beat in TeeBird. 7/5/-0.5/2
Chariot– The Chariot is a stable midrange. It is very similar to the Mako3, but has a small microbead that makes it substantially more stable. 5/5/0/1
Pharaoh – The Pharaoh is a distance bomber. This disc has the height of the Destroyer but a slightly thicker rim and a flight path more similar to the Discmania DDx. Stock run Pharaoh’s will be available by the end of March. 13/6/-1/2
Myth – The Myth combines the elements of our top selling putters. It’s top is similar to the Discmania P2 but it has a bead on the edge of the rim which makes it more similar to the Gateway Wizard or Dynamic Discs Judge. The Myth will be available in April.
Sphinx – The Sphinx is an understable fairway driver that glides for days. We had this driver manufactured specifically for beginners. This is the first disc that will be featured in our new “Infinite” I-Blend plastic. This is an affordable blend that maintains the great feel of soft star plastic but at a more affordable price. The stock run of the Sphinx will be available in April.
Tomb – The Tomb is a flat top, low profile putt and approach disc. The bottom mold is very similar to the Innova Colt while the top is completely flat. This disc is surprising straight flying, but is stable enough that it is still great for forehand approach shots. The Tomb should be available in May.
Slab – The Slab brings home the beef. This thing is ridiculously overstable. It is similar to Innova’s Max mold, but has an almost completely flat top. The Slab should be available in June.
Anubis – This is a straight flying slightly understable midrange that is very similar to the Innova Coyote. This last disc in our new line should be available by early summer.
Innova has been pretty quiet about the new releases thus far this year. At the Las Vegas Challenge they released the Rat and from their product catalog we know a disc called the Caiman is in the works.
Rat – The Rat is a stable flat top approach disc that is supposed to be similar to the Westside Harp or Discraft Zone. The Rat will be available for retail sales on March 14th. 4/2/0/3
Caiman – A new very overstable midrange beadless midrange similar to the Hyzerbomb Mortar. 5.5/2/0/4
Latitude 64 has already released a driver, midrange, and putter this year. They continue to pump out lots of new molds in Sweden and there will surely be many more to come in 2017.
Ballista Pro – The Ballista Pro is said to have a great combination of speed, stability and glide; perfect for all kinds of distance shots. 14/4/0/3
Explorer – The Explorer fairway driver is Ricky Wysocki’s new signature disc. This is the classic stable control driver that with TeeBird flight ratings that Trilogy fans have been asking for for years. 7/5/0/2
Fuji – The Latitude 64 Fuji is the fourth double mold disc in Latitude’s line. It was PDGA appproved on January 29th and became available in early spring. Rumor has it that Latitued will no longer be running their overmold discs, so if you like them, you may want to get a few backups now.
Soon to Come:
Saxon – The Saxon is a fairway driver, and according to the Dynamic Discs product catalog, was supposed to be Latitude 64’s contribution to the Trilogy Challenge.
Musket – This is a fairway driver that was part of this years Trilogy Challenge. We don’t know anything else about it, but it will likely be released in Lucid plastic and will be a pretty neutral driver.
The crew at Legacy discs has come up with a very overstable midrange called the Pursuit. This mid will fight the wind and always finish with a dumping fade.
Soon to Come:
We aren’t sure when they will actually come, but Legacy has had PDGA approved too other midrange discs; the Recluse (4/3/0/4) and the Vandal (4/5/0/2). These new mids may not actually be available until 2019.
As always, MVP is sure to have a large assortment of new plastic types and limited edition stamps to feed the collector frenzy. For actual new disc molds, the Deflector is currently the only disc we know of that is currently in the works.
Deflector – The MVP Deflector is a thin rimmed fairway driver. This is an overstable utility disc way more overstable than the Matrix, but we really don’t have any official word on this disc yet.
Entropy – The MVP entropy is a disc rumored to be a very overstable putter.
Ozone discs has a new distance driver, the Hyperion.
Hyperion – This is a very overstable utility driver. 11/3/0/4
Prodigy is releasing new versions of their “H” series discs. They have already released their H3 V2 which has been very popular. Unlike the last H series, this version is supposed to be more traditional discs molds with rim widths between the F series and the X series. We expect to receive the new H5, an understable hybrid driver with a moderate rim. Look for special Utah Open additions of Toothese new Prodigy molds coming soon.
H1 V2 – This retooled version of the super overstable H1 has a sharper rim which provides more speed, glide, and distance. The Prodigy H1 V2 will be available March 29th.
H3 V2 – The second version of the H3 is a straight flying moderate rimmed distance driver. 11/5/-1/2
H5 – The new Prodigy H5 is supposed to be an understable easy to fly driver.
Too much excitement, Streamline Discs has released two new affordable golf discs this year.
Drift – The drift is a glidey straight flying fairway driver that is an excellent bag addition to players of all skill level.
Runway – Streamline released the ultra overstable midrange the Runway. This disc is similar to the MVP Deflector in flight.
While Vibram won’t be making any new discs, they have made the disc golf news by declaring that they will cease disc golf operations in 2018. If you’re a Vibram fan, let not your heart be troubled as we still have a healthy stock of all the most popular Vibram molds and will be getting a large shipment from their last run.
Viking Discs has three new discs that will be in stock at Infinite by the end of March. They include:
Valhalla – The Valhalla is a stable distance driver that supposedly provides more distance with less effort. 12/5/0/2
Barbarian – The Barbarian is looks to be the standard workhorse fairway driver. 7/5/0/2
Loki– The Loki is a VERY overstable midrange that is pretty similar to the Dynamic Discs Justice. 4/2/0/4
Westside will soon release three new discs:
Anvil– The Anvil is a super overstable utility midrange that should be similar to the DD Justice. This Westside Anvil will be available on May 25th. 4/4/0/4
Maiden – The Westside maiden is a low profile putt and approach disc that was released during the Trilogy Challenge. It will be available this fall. Flight ratings 3/4/0/1
Warhorse – The Warhorse was designed as a high speed driver to handle strong winds. The Westside Warhourse will be available for retail sale on May 25th. 13/4/0/4
Yikun has a new midrange the Kui, a Distance Driver the Lu, and a new triple mold disc the “Twin Swords”. It looks like Yikun is taking a new approach to try and actually do something new.
To start the discussion of the State of Disc Golf survey, we first decided to look at an aspect not often
discussed on the golf course. That would be the subject of stretching before a round of disc golf.
Stretching is often overlooked but something that most major sports suggest you do. In essence,
stretching is supposed to elongate the muscle in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range. In
disc golf, that increased flexibility may result in more distance and longevity. So, let’s see what the State
of Disc Golf survey can tell us about how often we stretch as disc golfers. As mentioned previously, over
6,000 golfers participated in the State of Disc Golf survey. Looking below you can see what percentage
of golfers stretch and how often they stretch.
As you can see, 10% percent of golfers stated they never stretch. Of the other 90%, only 38%
mentioned they always stretch before they play. Out of curiosity, we decided to compare each groups
of disc golfers and how often they stretch. Golfers were asked to rate their skill level from the options
of Professional, Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner/Rec. Below you can compare the responses of
each skill level and how often they stretch.
Of note for those who marked professional disc golfer, 51% stated they always stretch before a round.
This is the highest percentage of the four groups. In addition, they have the lowest percentage of
people who said they never stretched. Beginners appear to stretch the least with 13% saying they never
stretch. If you compare each skill level, you’ll see a pattern in the pie charts. The more advanced of a
player you are, the more likely you are to always stretch before playing disc golf.
So, does this mean if you stretch before a round you’ll shave off a couple strokes? It’s no guarantee, but
I don’t see any harm in taking a few minutes to stretch before a round if there’s a chance to improve.
As you think about disc golf and the many motions involved, some simple stretches to start your round
could include; torso twists, arm circles or simply rolling your head around to loosen neck muscles. If
you’re looking for other resources several pros refer to the Disc Golf Strong blog. They have a Youtube
channel where you can see exactly how to do specific disc golf stretches.