So it’s finally an ideal opportunity for you to get out on the disc golf course. I realize you’re siphoned. I usually am the point at which I can get out to play a couple of rounds. However, are ready for your rounds? Is your bag completely prepared with all that you may require for the course? How do you build a circle golf bag?
Today, we will delve into the ultimate, totally course-ready circle golf bag to assist you with building one for yourself. Because the game of circle golf isn’t just about you, your disc, and a bag. It’s about all that you put in your bag to assist you with totally dominating your rounds and return home a victor.
So what do you have to build the ultimate disc golf bag?
I have a rundown of 28 things to verify for your round. That rundown is as per the following:
Towel for sweat
Smaller than usual marker circle
Small medical aid pack
Cold pack towel
Hot hands pack
Baseball or hockey puck
Extra pair of garments
Over the remainder of this post, we will turn out all of this rundown exhaustively. Thus, moving right along, how about we get into this!
The two necessities
1. Disc golf bag
This current one’s somewhat self-evident. Obviously, to build a disc golf bag, you will require a circle golf bag. You can build your ultimate bag out of a bookbag, yet I enthusiastically suggest you actually purchase a bag specifically made for disc golf. When you do this, your life will get somewhat easier and your rounds will be significantly more awesome. I utilized an NFL backpack for a year prior to dropping the cash on a genuine circle golf bag. And it was so awesome. The bag I got was the Infinite Disks Slinger Bag. I paid about $25.00 dollars for it with delivery. I’d say that for this bag, and the value it gives, that’s a steal.
The Slinger Bag is awesome. The quality for the cash is great. It holds about 10 circles, a water jug, and a few snacks. It has a cool putter pocket on the front is truly comfortable to wear. So most certainly grab on of those.
There are also a couple of different bags you can investigate. All of which can be found on Amazon at fair costs:
• The Nutsac circle golf bag
• Discraft Weekender bag
• Innova Champion circles standard bag
• Fade crunch bag
2. Here are the (6) discs that you should have in your bag
Innova Leopard – fairway driver
The Leopard is a fantastic fledgling circle and an all-around balanced fairway driver. Each fledgling ought to have this in their bag. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Discraft Elite X Buzzz – midrange
The Buzzz is Discraft’s most popular circle and a great disc to practice and learn with. This will do content discs whether it’s in your bag. Check current InfiniteDiscs.com costs here or grab a Discraft starter set on Amazon.
Dynamic Disks Judge – putter
I love the Judge. It’s a really all-around made circle by Dynamic Disks and appears to fit flawlessly with my playing style. Look at this circle on InfiniteDiscs.com on the off chance that you don’t have it in your bag already.
Latitude 64 River – fairway driver
The River is Latitude 64’s rendition of the Innova DX Leopard. However, the plastic feels such a great deal better. Assuming you want a disc with prevalent float, grab a River and watch it fly! I got this disc for about $16 bucks, yet really look at the current cost here (connection to InfiniteDiscs.com).
Innova Atlas – midrange
The Atlas is freakin’ sweet. It’s a two-piece disc made by Innova that tosses like a dream. The plastic is really all around made and is really durable. Grab an Atlas here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Westside Disks Harp – midrange putter
The Harp is one of the most even mid-range putters. It’s actual tough and is ideally suited for short approach shots. Please grab one of these discs for your bag. It is phenominal.
You will clearly require a bag and a few discs to fill it. That’s the reason I put those two at the top. They’re the two necessities of the game. Yet, you will require something other than those two things. We have a large number of things you will have to top off your bag with that will assist you with dominating in your rounds. In the first place, how about we start with the essential things that you should toss in your bag. These things are vital.
Other than your bag and some great circles, water may be the main thing that you carry in your bag. Making sure that you keep sufficient great H2O will be essential to your rounds. Other than essentially keeping you hydrated, water assists with keeping your joints healthy by lubricating them, holds you back from getting excessively ravenous (out on the course), assists with keeping your brain sharp so you can think better, and can give you some truly necessary energy in as little as 10 minutes.
Make sure to carry at least a half gallon of water with you as your body will lose a huge load of water through sweat. Recharge your water levels as regularly as conceivable. To read the review on water helping increase energy levels, look at it here.
4. Towel for sweat
This is guaranteed. Inevitably, you will be hot and you will sweat. Get yourself a small sweat towel with the goal that you can wipe the sweat and all the other things out of your eyes. I regularly wear sunblock and the sweat makes it run down at me. Having a towel assists with this.
You have several choices with regards to towels in your bag. You can go with a standard circle golf towel. That’s best for clearing off sweat and sunscreen. The following most ideal choice is a chamois towel for clearing off wet circles. Something like the ShamWOW! can work. InfiniteDiscs.com has probably the best determination of disc golf towels here. You can also grab a request for microfiber dries off of Amazon. With regards to towels, you wanted to have at least two with you during each round. The Innova Dewfly functions admirably, as well.
You wanted to pack sunscreen to avoid serious burns from the sun on the course. I’m bright white and have to utilize a great deal of sunscreen or, in all likelihood I get scorched badly. I usually have some Banana Boat sport in my bag (connection to Amazon).
Sunscreen is always in my bag because, regardless season you go out, the sun can in any case do a ton of damage to your skin. Regardless of whether you’re skin is tan or dark, you should in any case do the most you can to take care of it. That means utilizing sunscreen on each round, attempting to stay in the shade, and treating your skin appropriately on the off chance that you do get scorched. For a decent article on how to ensure yourself against the sun, look at this one on sunsaferx.com called, “17 Myths About Sun Exposure.”
Snacks (for some sugar)
You ought to always pack snacks. After being in the heat for some time and losing some sweat, your body starts to come up short on sugar. According to this article on joslin.org, your body utilizes its sugar for fuel. In this way, when you start turning out to be low on glucose, you may start to get worn out. Having some moderately healthy snacks can take care of this issue. I regularly take about three snack bars with me and maybe a few crackers. All of this has some sugar to help your body continue to perform at max capacity. These snacks also give the body a smidgen of sodium, which is genuinely necessary during your disc golf round. Sodium assists with regulating your body’s concentration of natural liquids and it assists us with absorbing vital supplements. This article on dwfitnessfirst.com explains the requirement for sodium somewhat more top to bottom.
A couple of the best snacks for speedy energy incorporate any sort of protein bar, peanut bars, energy bars, pop-tarts, and packs of crackers. I grab all of these on each shopping run because I realize that I’ll eat them during that time and during my circle golf adjusts. My favorite bars are the Nature Valley sweet and salty nut bars. You can think that they are really cheap on Amazon.
Smaller than normal marker circle
Getting and utilizing a smaller than normal marker circle, as far as I might be concerned, feels like you’re really attempting to turn out to be more professional at the game of disc golf. Most players don’t utilize markers, which is a shame because of how cool some of them really are. In the event that you look at InfiniteDiscs.com, Amazon, or eBay, you’ll see some really intriguing and extraordinary smaller than normal marker circles available to be purchased. Most are fairly cheap, as well, with a couple of running about the same cost as a regular circle. Yet not way over anyone’s financial plan.
Grab one of these for your bag or simply utilize another disc to mark where your circle is at. Yet, there is a smaller than normal for everybody. Look at a decent determination of them here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
“Fella, please let me know you packed a Sharpie?!” Oh, man. This isn’t something you want to hear after a huge load of fervor from pounding an ace (especially in case it’s your first). At whatever point you’re out on the course, you ought to always have something permanent like a sharpie available to you. It’s crucial that you do, especially for those inevitable aces that are soon to come.
In any case, aside from that, what happens in the event that you wind up tracking down a treasured disc, similar to a Disk FROM THE GODS!, out on the circle golf course? You wanted something to mark it with so you realize that it’s presently yours. However, any discovered circle with no name needs a sharpie’s touch to make it your own. I’ve discovered a lot of discs currently out on the circle golf course and have had the option to mark a portion of those with my name and number. Make sure a Sharpie is packed and ready to go. Grab a speedy 4 pack here (connection to Amazon).
Despite the fact that this can be somewhat of a distraction and I don’t suggest it for tournament play, cells on the course can be utilized for several great reasons.
• You can record the good times: with your telephone, why not take some awesome pics and record a couple of recordings with your amigos? That’s what I always do. I go further with this and utilize a large portion of the photos I take in blog entries like this one and recordings for YouTube.
• It can be a scorecard: with cool apps like UDisc, you can fail to remember the classic scorecard and go the cool, current tech way of handling all of your scores. Most smartphone apps like UDisc are actually beautiful cool. They don’t simply keep your score. They can also assist with opening distances and layouts for thousands of courses.
• Emergencies: regardless of what your identity is for sure you do, eventually in your life there will inevitably be a crisis. Make sure you have you telephone with you on the off chance that it happens out on the circle golf course so you can take appropriate action.
Small emergency treatment unit
On the off chance that you get injured on the course, make sure to call 911 in case it’s significant. For most of those minor cuts and scrapes, make certain to have a small emergency treatment unit in your bag to assist whoever needs it. The following are several usually utilized medical aid things to place into it. Any of the small medical aid packs on Amazon will work.
• Antiseptic wipes
• Strong alleviation wipes
• Antibiotic balm
• Small bandages
You can put a homemade medical aid unit together beautiful easily, as you may have the greater part of this stuff already, or you can grab a cheap oddball of Amazon for like seven bucks.
As it was done in the good ‘ol days of keeping track of who’s winning is to take a scorecard and a pen/pencil with you during your rounds. In the event that you really want to do this current, it’s a decent way to physically document your rounds and can avoid disarray on past openings or with overall scores. This isn’t really my favorite way of playing, as I usually utilize the UDisc smartphone app, yet a many individuals lean toward this. Along these lines, save a couple of extra scorecards in your bag for your forthcoming rounds.
The majority of rounds you play will no doubt be bright. And the sun can really beat down on you for the duration of the day if you don’t watch out. You can easily tackle this issue by getting a cheap hat to wear while you play. On the off chance that you already have a baseball cap or something that can cover you from the sun, grab it and pack it for your next round in the sun. In the event that you haven’t already done this, give it a shot and I bet it will make a distinction in your rounds.
I utilize only a regular baseball cap more often than not. You can also wear a sun hat, bora hat, safari hat, or even a sombrero on the off chance that you really want to.
Except if I’m playing around evening time, I always have my trusty Oakley sunglasses with me. With lush courses, you don’t really require sunglasses a great deal. Yet, I play on certain courses where there is no shade and the sun just totally drains all your energy. In the event that you can wear a hat like we recently proposed, and grab your sweet pair of shades, this can assist you with overcoming your rounds somewhat easier (and maybe somewhat less consumed).
You don’t have to get a costly pair of sunglasses for your rounds. A cheap $20 dollar pair on Amazon will do. In any case, I’ve claimed Oakleys for quite a long time and love how they wear.
we already talked about having an umbrella, as this can assist you with overcoming the shade and stay somewhat cooler. I always carry an umbrella in my bag because for reasons unknown it jumps at the chance to rain a considerable amount at whatever point I go play. I simply keep a small umbrella in my side pocket all the time and whip that baby out in the midst of rainy need.
Dynamic Disks Disk golf retriever
Where I reside in NC, there aren’t really a ton of water courses near me so I haven’t really had the requirement for this. However, in places that have courses like the beautiful Maple Hill disc golf course in Leicester, Massachusetts, with its opening one beast lake, you certainly need to have one in your bag. I’ve heard really great things about the retriever, however, as it has assisted many with getting their favorite disc back. Pick one of these up on Amazon for cheap.
The one thing I absolutely hate to start doing out in the course is tingling my entire body. I played a speedy cycle a short time back on my mid-day break at a course in Asheboro, NC. I got at least 20 mosquito chomps, all of which made me crazy for the aggregate of my round.
Grab some spray to keep away mosquitos, ticks, and other bad bugs. Courses, in general, have a strange amount of bugs and the requirement for bug spray is crucial. Make sure you take this so you don’t start tingling and screw up your round as I did.
On the off chance that you can swing the cash for a tick repellent, feel free to get this along with the bug spray. Ticks are bothersome little creatures that don’t always stay away from regular bug spray (regardless of whether it says ticks on it). These little motherf*ckers can spread deadly disease as all things considered, so I make a special effort to ensure myself at those heavily lush courses.
Cold pack towel
Cold pack towels are awesome for the heat. There are many various plans however most stay cold for a little while and aren’t really that costly. I just discovered one at my local supermarket that turns out great. It resembled three dollars and I’m an inquisitive person. So I got it for my next round. You can get these at the local supermarket, Walmart. local games store, online on Amazon, or on like 8,000 web based outdoor supplies’ sites. It’s a cheap way to keep yourself cool out there.
Hot hands pack
In case it’s somewhat colder outside, avoid the cooling towels and go ideal for the packs of hot hands. These valuable jewels of heat can assist you with staying warm for quite a long time. My best second with hot hands was at a 10° degree NFL football game where it sleeted and rained for quite a long time. Hot hands saved me that day and have assisted me with trip various occasions on the circle golf course. Grab a couple of packs on Amazon or search for other hot hands-like items.
Camelback or water pocket
A Camelbak or a water hydration bladder is a great choice for when you go out on the circle golf course. Simply ponder the heaviness of the hydration bladder, as these are intended to be worn for the afternoon and will be annoying to take off each and every opening. In any case, they can give some extra water to your hydration needs. There are some really cheap items on Amazon that will easily function as great as a Camelbak.
I used to claim a Camelbak and it was phenomenal for anything and everything outdoors. Utilized nothing like this for disc golf, yet it very well may be a really smart thought! I as of late purchased this 3 liter water bladder that actually functions admirably.
Electrolyte pills (great for sports in the heat)
Electrolyte pills are awesome for when you’re attempting to break out a decent round at the circle golf course. We’ve all heard the infamous, “you really wanted your electrolytes,” phrase some place or another, however up until I started composing this post, I never really knew exactly what electrolytes were for sure their capacity was. I realized they were important, as a large portion of us are told repeatedly all through life.
Electrolytes are salts that assistance to regulate water in the cells of our body and spark nerve driving forces that keep the organs of our body working appropriately (like your heart and your lungs). At the point when you exercise. Your body loses electrolytes as sweat. And in the event that you don’t replace the electrolytes, your body can become dehydrated and can close down on you. You can read more about this on health.com.
Presently, If you can afford to get some electrolyte pills, this may be a decent course to go so you can replace all of your electrolytes on the fly as you’re playing your round. You can track down a decent choice of electrolyte pills, similar to Rapid Rehydr8 tablets, on Amazon or you can always go the games drink course and get some Gatorade.
Stool (in case you are able to)
On the off chance that you have the room in your bag or then again in the event that you can carry one, a stool is great for plunking down in the middle of openings. Recollect when we said in our post, “How to Play Disk Golf in the Heat,” that you should dial back some between openings? Plunking down and drinking some water can help you not be as worn out for the following opening. To date, I’ve never actually utilized a stool on the course. In any case, after researching them more for this post, I’ve chosen to pull the trigger and get one. *I’ll update this part of the post at a later date with how I like the stool I picked.
Chapstick or Blistex
Take note that you really don’t have to take Chapstick or Blistex with you out on the course. Simply an idea because quite a while out on the course can cause your lips to dry out. That’s always what happens to me and a tad of this stuff can go far. They’re also really cheap, similar to a buck each, so go grab a couple.
Most importantly, I simply want to say that this stuff is amazing. In any case, it’s certainly not a need in any bag because of how costly it is per can (about $18 bucks). Penetrex is an extremely strong inflammation cream that starts to heal your body as soon as it comes into contact with your skin. It has a great combination of vitamins and minerals that all work together to battle inflammation in your body. This inflammation, whenever left untreated, can cause injury. Also, heal and recuperate after exhausting rounds with the goal that you can get back out on the course new in a little while. In the event that you can swing the $18 bucks, grab a portion of this stuff here and use it after your rounds or any exercises you do.
Alright, so fast inquiry – do you carry a baseball or hockey puck in your bag? All things considered, you ought to. In one of our new articles, “The Beginner’s Guide to Finding Lost Disk Golf Disks,” our professional tip incorporates utilizing both of these two things if your disc golf circle stalls out up in a tree.
Do not utilize another circle because it will stall out. A hockey puck is probably best, however a baseball will do as well. You can discover either on Amazon for about five to seven bucks for every thing. Grab a standard hockey puck for your bag here (connection to Amazon).
A folding knife or some sort of multi-device is probably a smart thought out on the course. All joking aside, with one or the other apparatus, you can guard yourself if necessary out on the course. You really never know. Be that as it may, having both of these apparatuses can always prove to be useful in really odd or special situation.
The most unusual situation I’ve run over on the course was having to cut some extremely small tree branches that were unstable from one tree and wrapped around another. There could have been no alternate way to try and get to my disc yet from the front. And those branches appeared to be stuck to the next tree. It took me a couple of moments, yet I was able to cut the branches and grab my circle.
You can get some Awesome stuff off of Amazon. I have three great blades from them: A $30 dollar SOG blade that is my everyday carry, a $30 dollar Smith and Wesson blade, and a $10 dollar Tac-Force blade. My everyday carry for multi-apparatuses is the Ozark Trail 14 Function multitool.
Small yet amazing flashlight
In the event that you can get one at a relatively cheap cost, most certainly grab a small flashlight for your bag. Having an option that could be superior to a cell light is suggested because you never really know when it would prove to be useful. Always great to have for night circle golf, that light may help during late adjusts on the off chance that you misplace your disc. The general idea is, “smarter to have it and not need it!”
In the event that you do wind up purchasing a small light, don’t settle on the $3 dollar Walmart light. Those lights never work when you wanted them to. Grab a Taclight or discover something like the J5 Hyper V Ultrabright for about $10-15 bucks on Amazon that you realize will hold a strong charge. The regular J5 Tactical light also functions admirably for awhile yet just lasts about a year.
An extra pair of garments for after you play
After you finish the round, you will be hot and sweaty. You can decide to stay in the same garments and cool off, or you can take a pair of garments with you to change into after the round. Contingent upon when I’m playing, I may take a pair of garments for after. In the event that I play on my work mid-day break, I can change from my work attire into my rec center attire and then, at that point, back to work attire after. This is all the more something psychological, as certain individuals don’t want to simply sit in the sweat. This present one’s dependent upon you, yet you can chill off somewhat faster after your round with some new garments.