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Terminology of the Disc Golf Game - Glossary
I have found conflicting definitions. Feel free to correct me, providing documentation.

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150 Class - A class of disc with a usual weight of 145 to 150 grams but may be less. Disc Golf in Japan only allows the use of the 150 class of disc.
   

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AADG - Association for the Advancement of Disc Golf
Accuracy - An exercise where participants attempt to throw a disc through a target frame. The player gets four launches from seven different stations. Accuracy is a WFDF  Overall Event.
ace - A hole-in-one.
aced-out - When the disc cuts through or bounces out of a basket on a hole-in-one.
aerobie - 1. A flat flying ring. The Aerobie Pro Ring has been flown 1/4th mile (1,333 feet) to achieve the world distance record for a flying object launched by a person.
- Aerobie - 2. A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
air bounce - 1. A low throw that early in flight suddenly bounces high into the air.
- air bounce - 2. When the wind causes a sudden lift then drop of a drive
albatross - When a hole, usually a par 5 or greater, is achieved with 3 throws under par. Also known as a double eagle.
angle of release - The angle of a golf disc at release. Different flights can be obtained by differing angles.
anhyzer - The arc of the disc's flight that falls in the opposite direction of the throwing arm.
anhyzer shot - A release that produces an arc of flight direction opposite that of the throwing arm. At release the disc is tilted with the side opposite the grip aimed upwards.
ankle breaker - An object or condition that has the potential to cause personal injury.
Anny - Nickname for the anhyzer or anhyzer-throw.
approach - The throw that would place the disc within putting distance of the target; usually the second throw.
approach disc - A disc designed for slow stable flights.
approximate lie - An agreed upon location for a lie when play had been delayed due to rain or hazardous condition; a lost disc, lost mini marker disc or when correcting a misplay due to out-of-bound.
arm speed - The speed of the arm when launching a golf disc. The arm speed will vary the distance and the effect of specialized throws.
asphalt - One of various materials that may be used to construct the tee-off pad.
away player - The player who gets to throw next because his lie was farthest from the target.
   

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B   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary          -B-                             top
ballsy - A brave throw. A very difficult throw that if accomplished will gain praise and if not then expect ridicule. (That was a ballsy throw)
basket - Disc targets made of various materials, usually chain when produced commercially; in basket form that 'catches' the disc.
backhand - A standard disc throw when the player brings the disc across their chest then to fling the disc back across to the release. Also known as a forehand or side-arm throw.
bead - A ridge or bead on the underside of a disc, The bead provides a more stable flight.
beefy disc - An overstable disc that can take a power throw and not turnover.
beefy drive - A long flight.
birdie - The completion of a hole with one throw under par.
Blackjax Sports - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
blow-through - A putt that looks to be a good goal but falls out through the chains. Also known as a cut-through.
bogey - The completion of a hole with one throw over par.
bottom stamp - When the markings on a disc are on the under-side, rather than on top.
brick - One of various materials that may be used to construct the tee-off pad.
bullet - A putt that goes straight but often over shoots the target or is spit back or blows through the target. Also known as jam.
burn - When a stable disc has become so worn it has lost stability causing unwanted anhyzers.
   

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C   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary          -C-                             top
cali - Cali is usually an odd player when there are an odd number of players. The cali gets one extra shot per hole. A gambling variation allows the cali player to pay double and be their own partner; getting to throw twice for every stroke.
cambodi - a strong hyzer.
candy plastic - A term referring to discs made of translucent plastic; that sometimes have the appearance of hard candy.
card - 1. Short for scorecard.   \/
- card - 2. During tournaments when players are placed in groups, the group is called a 'card' and one scorecard may be used for the 'card' (group).
casual - 1. Unintended hazards on the course; such as; non-permanent obstacles, rain puddles, brush piles, and non-tournament observers.
- casual - 2. A recreational player.
casual water - Incidental water on a course that is determined to not be a hazard. Casual Water will not cause a penalty.
Catching Targets - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
CDGC - Chainbangers Disc Golf Club
CDSMR - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
Chained out - When the disc flies into a chain disc golf basket and falls through landing outside robbing you of the target.
ChainStar -  A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
Ching - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
Ching Sports - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
child - Refers to a player who publically displays a 'tantrum' or other display of poor sportsmanship or displeasure.
chuckers - Players lacking consideration for others, lacking etiquette, aptitude, and respect for the course.
clutz - A player who accidently or otherwise steps on his or another's disc.
clutzy - A player who during the course of a game accidently or otherwise steps on his or another's disc more than once. The term is also used when a player has the misfortune of stepping on a disc during two or more games.
come back putt - This is the long putt to recover from the over shot of an approach or putt past the target.

completion of round

- When the round, or game, has been officially completed by all competitors and the tournament director determines the last card has finished and has had sufficient time returning to the designated location of the tournament headquarters.
concrete - One of various materials that may be used to construct the tee-off pad.
cut roller - A rolling shot that never falls to its back as is most common.
cut through - A putt that looks to be a good goal but falls out through the chains. Also known as a blow-through.
   

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davie - A davie, short for "Davie Jones," is when a disc lands in the drink and is not retrievable within the time constraints of the hole currently being played.
'Davie Jones' - Lesser used than 'davie', a "Davie Jones," is when a disc lands in the drink and is not retrievable within the time constraints of the hole currently being played.
DDC - A flying disc game - Double Disc Court - Two courts (42'x42' & 56' apart) with two players each. Two Discs are thrown between the courts. Points are made by landing in the opponent's court, their bad throw or causing both opponents to touch the same disc. DDC is a WFDF  Overall Event.
DDGA - Deaf Disc Golf Association
DesignerPro - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
deuce - The completion of a hole in only two throws.
DGA - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products. Disc Golf Association, first manufacturer of chain baskets for the sport.
dick out - A drive landing short of the red tee box.
dirt - One of various materials that may be used to construct the tee-off pad.
disc - A circular plastic disc designed specifically for the game of disc golf. The disc is smaller than the traditional Frisbee and other flyers with a more defined lip for better flight.
Discathon - A race where two players compete through a course launching their disc from the previous lie, traversing through obstacles and mandatories. Discathon is a WFDF  Overall Event.
disc entrapment device - A device used as a target to catch the discs that make the goal. The devise usually has an upper trapping section of chains with a lower basket or tray. Also known as disc catcher, target, basket, goal, pole hole or, incorrectly, hole.
DISCatcher - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
disc catcher - Various forms of baskets used to create a 'catcher' or 'target' usually constructed of chain.
Disc Golf - A flying disc game that mimics golf in much of the rules. Baskets, poles and other objects are used as the 'hole'. Disc golf uses a variety of smaller discs designed for putting, driving or for the midrange throws.
Disc Golf Monkey - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
DiscGolfPark - Trademark of Discmania
Disc Golf Stuff - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
disc-golf - A common misspelling of disc golf.
Discin - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
Disc King - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
     
discmania - 1. The excitement of many, over a disc golf event or product.
- Discmania - 2. A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
Discraft - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
Discwing - A brand of disc golf products; in England, the first outside of North America.
disk golf - A common misspelling of disc golf.
Distance - A WFDF exercise where the distance is measured from a line where a disc is launched to the end of the flight where it first touches the ground. It is also an Overall Event.
doink - The defeating sound made by a disc, crashing into the basket, that you know will fall to the ground.
double birdie - The completion of a hole with two throws under par.
double eagle - When a hole, usually a par 5 or greater, is achieved with 3 throws under par. Also known as an albatross.
double bogey - The completion of a hole with two throws over par. Also known as an eagle.
downshot - A down-hill throw.
Dr. Leaky - A player is called "Dr. Leaky" when they consistently fail to execute the proper release. 
See
leaky, leaked out and "get leaky!"
drink - A body of water; large or small.
drive - A long-range throw of the disc.
driver - A disc designed for the initial long drive, or throw, towards the target.
DROT - In Disc Golf DROT is an acronym; Disc Resting On Top. "On the basket is not in the basket." the player is required to mark the lie then make another throw to complete the hole.
   

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E   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary        -E-                               top
eagle - The completion of a hole with two throws under par. Also known as a double birdie.
escape shot   A throw used to escape from a bad lie or other tough spot.
   

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fade - The gliding of the disc to the left or right.
fairway - The area of the 'hole' between the tee off area and the target.
fairway shot - A throw launched from the fairway to advance a distance towards the target.
falling putt - Stepping on or in front of the mini marker by the player.
finesse shot - An accurate throw used in tricky situations. Also known as a touch shot.
finish - The end of a disc's flight that will tend to turn as the velocity diminishes.
flex shot   A throw used for getting around objects which will have an s-shaped or reverse s-shaped flight pattern. Also known as a helix.
flick - A slang term for a sidearm or forehand throw.
fling - The arm movement during the launch prior to the snap and release.
flippy - Another term for understable.
See
understable.
floater - A putting throw that is launched nose up to increase altitude then to float down and into the chains of the target.
flutter - The wobbling of a disc during flight.
flyer - Any device of any shape designed to glide through the air using the principle of lift, when launched into the air by hand. Such devises may be constructed of various materials such as aluminum, nylon, paper, plastic, wood, or other materials or a combination of materials that would support 'lift', if only to allow flight a little further than just momentum would support.
focal point - A visualized point at the beginning of the flight path in which the disc is aimed to throw through. The rest of the flight will be, whatever will be.
folf - A failed attempt to name "disc golf" combining the words Frisbee and golf.
forehand - A standard disc throw when the player brings the disc across their chest then to fling the disc back across to the release. Also known as a backhand or side-arm throw.
Freestyle - Freestyle is a WFDF event where players throw and catch their disc in creative ways. It is also an Overall Event where 2 or 3 players perform a routine of catch and throw.
Frisbie - The first flying discs were the empty pie plates of the Frisbie Baking Company. Walter Frederick Morrison and Warren Franscioni invented a plastic version in 1948. (Morrison had not much earlier been released from Stalag 13 after WWII) Later Morrison desinged the Pluto Platter setting the basic design for the later Frisbies. Wham-O bought the design in 1955 then had changed the name to Frisbee to increase sales. 
See
Ed Headrick
Frisbee - Trademark originally registered by Wham-O, now owned by Mattel Toy Manufacturers.
Frisbee golf - Various forms of game sprung up around the nation during the 1960s, using the Frisbee. In 1967 in Maplewood, New Jersey, high school students devised Ultimate Frisbee that became a recognized sport. Ultimate Frisbee was a mix of basketball, football and soccer. Ten years later another game is formulated by Ed Headrick who uses golf as a blueprint. Ed Headrick would call it 'disc golf'. See Ed Headrick
frolf - A slang term and a failed attempt to name "disc golf" combining the words Frisbee and golf.
frolf toe - Medical condition where the big toe of the throwing side aches for several days after playing too much disc golf.
Frolfware - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
FWWDGC - Fort Walla Walla Disc Golf Club
   

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Gateway - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
G.E.D. - An acronym; good enough drive.
"get leaky!" - Yelled when the player hopes the disc will begin to fade.
See
leaky & leaked out.
Gildan - Gildan USA; Gilden Active Wear - brand/manufacturer of disc golf apparel.
gimme
 
- When the lie is within 5 feet of the target and the next toss would enivitably make the target, tally one more stroke and move on. (Gimme, give me that stroke.)
gimmie - A misspelling of gimme.
glide - 1. The sailing flight of a disc.
- glide - 2. The property of a disc that allows the maintaining of lift.
- Glide - 3. A brand/manufacturer of disc golf apparel.
go for shot - A risky throw launched from the fairway with the intent to make the target rather than to just get near to it.
grass - 1. Grass used as a tee-off surface.   \/
- grass - 2. Grass growing on the fairway, either allowed or by design.
greasy - A disc when it slips between or around trees during its flight.
"get greasy" - A phrase yelled in hopes the disc slides between or around as it approaches a tree or trees.
Gotta - Gotta Go, Gotta Throw Inc. - a brand/manufacturer of disc golf apparel.
green - The 30ft circle around the target.
grenade - A throw that sends the disc straight up and then down with little or no advancement towards the target.
grip-lock - The term to describe a late release that causes an errant throw.
group - Disc golf competitors assigned to play a round together in a tournament. Also known as a card. Members within the card verify each other's scores and adherence to the rules.
See card.
Guts - A game using flying discs similar to dodge ball. 5 players face 5 players and a disc is thrown as hard as possible. Points are earned when the disc is not caught or the other team fails to throw a good shot. First at 21 points wins.
   

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H   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary         -H-                              top
hammer - The release of the disc in a vertical angle causing high flight with a return to the ground upside down. Also known as a tomahawk or overhand throw.
Hanes - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf apparel.
hazard - Obstacles on the course intentional or not that makes for a more challenging play.
Ed Headrick - Ed Headrick, Steady Ed, is given credit as the inventor of modern disc golf. He is founder of the Professional Disc Golf Association, PDGA. Ed Headrick was also the inventor of the more aerodynamically modern Frisbee. Ed designed the first disc golf course in Pasadena, California during the 1970s.
See
Frisbie.
headwind - A wind that is blowing directly at you. A headwind increases lift making the disc more flippy.
helix - A throw used for getting around objects which will have an s-shaped or reverse s-shaped flight pattern. Also known as a flex shot.
hero - An all or nothing throw. The player will either gain or be set back some shots.
high speed turn - The characteristic of a designed disc to a right curve after a powered throw.
hijacked - When a disc is knocked out of, or disrupted during, flight by collision with any object that is flying or dropping through the air; such as a bird, other disc in flight, falling branch, etc.
hole - 1. A hole consists of the play area; a tee off area or pad, a fairway, and target.
- hole - 2. In disc golf there is no 'hole,' per se'; the correct term is 'target.'
holed-out - The completion of a 'hole.'
holing out - The completion of a 'hole.'
hole-out - The completion of a 'hole.'
homemade - A term that succinctly describes the target as homemade as opposed to commercially constructed.
hork - Refers to the angle of the disc's flight.
horkin - Using a release which exaggerates a hyzer or anhyzer.
Hornings Hideout - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
hotstamp - The graphic that is usually stamped on the top of a disc. The graphic usually has the manufacturer's logo and trademark but may include a 'cool' design or promotion of another company, when such is commissioned.
Huk Lab - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
hyzer - A release with the forward disc wing lowered. Depending upon the stability of the disc will follow through straight, flip upward turning right, or if maintaining a longer flight will finish to the left.
hyzer flip - A stable or understable disc-throw with a hyzer angle release that flips up to a flattened flight. This throw is used when a narrow or tight throw is needed.
hyzer spike - A disc release with an extreme hyzer angle when thrown high. A strategic shot often used to minimize distance to obtain clearance past a hazard.
   

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Innova - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
InStep - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
in the drink - When the disc lands in water.
   

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jam - A putt that goes straight but often over shoots the target or is spit back or blows through the target. Also known as the bullet.
juiced throw - A particularly interesting or challenging throw causing an obvious display of glee by the player; before during or just after the throw.
juiced - A player who obviously displays excitement over a throw, play or game; before, during or after. (That player was juiced over his last play.)
jump putt - A putt where a jump forward during the launch is used for greater momentum and distance. The jump putt is not legal within the green where it becomes a falling putt.
   

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kinked - A disc that by whatever cause becomes bent beyound its ability to pop back into shape.
   

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L   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary           -L-                            top
land - 1. The terrain on which the course was built.
- land - 2. A disc having come to a stop after an uninterrupted flight on the ground or in or at the target.
Latitude 64 - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
launch /ed - The footwork progression, fling, snap, and release of a disc into flight.
launched - Past tense of Launch.
lay-up - A throw that is often 'safe' to set up making the path objective easier, often avoiding hazards.
Leaked out - When a throw fades too soon.  
See
"get leaky!" & Dr. Leaky
leaky - A late flight fade.
See
"get leaky!" & Dr. Leaky
LHBH - A throwing style; Left Hand Backhand.
LHFH - A throwing style; Left Hand Forehand.
lie - The place where the disc lands ending a toss to designate the tee-off of the next throw.
Lightning - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products. The company is based out of Texas.
line - A throw that stays true to the player's intention without fading.
line drive - A straight flight landing where intended.
line of play - The direct line between the tee and the target; used to determine legal stances and throws.
Little Flyer - A brand/manufacturer of mini disc golf discs.
low speed fade - The natural tendency of a disc to curve at the end of a flight; direction is opposite that of the left or right hand used.
   

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Mach 1,2,3,4,5 - Particular models of a chain target.
mandatory - A designated flight path that must be followed for the hole. One mandatory might require a flight to the left of a particular tree. Also known as a mando.
mando - A designated flight path that must be followed for the hole. One mando might require a flight to the left of a particular tree. Also known as a mandatory.
marker - The object used to mark a player's lie; officially a small disc designed for that purpose. Also known as a mini or mini-marker.
Matt Herbst shot - A disc thrown into the trees to pin-ball through them then to be spit out and land beneith the target. Matt Herbst was the first recorded, possibly only, player to have had this frustrated experience.
MCDGC - Mason County Disc Golf Club
mid-range - A throw used to lay up a shot or to gain distance toward the target.
mids - Short nickname for the mid-range golf discs.
Millennium - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
mini - The object used to mark a player's lie; officially a small disc, mini marker disc, designed for that purpose. Also known as a marker or mini-marker.
mini-marker - The object used to mark a player's lie; officially a small disc designed for that purpose. Also known as a marker or mini.
mini marker disc - A smaller disc designed to be used to mark the lie.
mixed - A term used to describe either the tee or target when more than one type is used throughout the course.
Moss - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
MTA - Maximum Time Aloft - Measure of the time a throw is in flight before being caught by the thrower with one hand. MTA is one of the SCF events.
muffled shot - A throw that drops to the ground much earlier than intended.
mulligan - When the disc goes off the course and the player chooses to exercise his/her right, one time during the round, to re-throw the drive.
Murray Disc Golf - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
MVP Sports - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
   

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N   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary       -N-                                top
natural - A term used to describe the condition or construction of the tee or fairway when left in its natural state during construction of the course.
NBDGA - North Bonneville Disc Golf Association
nose - The front of the disc that points toward the target.
nose down - The release of the disc with the front end lower; some discs fly better when thrown nose down.
nose up - The release of the disc with the front end higher.
   

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OB - Out of bounds. When the disc lands outside the designated area of play.
object - 1. Various objects used as targets.   \/
- object - 2. Hazards on the course.
obstacle - Mandatories and Hazards, objects that provide challenges to the play.
official - A person who is authorized to officiate policing proper application of the rules during a tournament. The TD, tournament director has final decision when the official's call is challenged.
out-of-bounds - When the disc lands outside the designated area of play; one penalty stroke is given.
Overall Events - Seven events of the WFDF, World Flying Disc Federation, where players may participate in any or all events. The Seven events are Accuracy, Discathon, Disc Golf, Distance, Double Disc Court (DDC), Freestyle, and Self Caught Flight (SCF).
overhand - The release of the disc in a vertical angle launched overhand causing high flight with a return to the ground upside down. Also known as a hammer or tomahawk throw.
overhead - Any vertically released throw using an overhead baseball throwing motion.
overstable - A term referring to the disc's flight when it fades to the left when a straight flight was intended.  
See
stability
   

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pancake - An overhand toss that results in the disc flying upside down to drop at a desired lie position or in making a skip on the fairway.
par - The established average number of throws for an experience player to reach the target for a particular hole.
par 3 - A par 3 is often used as a gauge for every hole. Doing so minimizes confusion on the unmarked course. When all players agree to the par 3 it becomes a consistent gauge in measuring difficulty of a hole and comparing scores with others in the card.
Paragon - Paragon Disc Golf - a brand/manufacturer of disc golf apparel.
Parked - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf apparel. Out of St. Cloud, MN
PCDG - Pierce County Disc Golf
PDGA - Professional Disc Golf Association (Ed Headrick, founder)
penalty stroke - A penalty of one throw is added to the score when breaking a rule, missing a mandatory, landing in a water hazard or other hazard. Also known as a penalty-throw.
penalty throw - A penalty of one throw is added to the score when breaking a rule, missing a mandatory, landing in a water hazard or other hazard. Also known as a penalty stroke.
Phenix Sports - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
Pinop - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
play - 1. A particular strategic or calculated throw.
- play - 2. The execution of playing out a 'hole'
Playhard Inc. - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
pole - Poles of fiber-glass, pipe or wood that is used as, or to hold the target.
pole hole - A target that either is a pole, or is attached to a pole.
Pole Hole - A brand name of disc golf targets or baskets.
power grip - A throwing technique that maximizes the power in the snap of the player's hand into the release of the disc.
Pro Mfg. - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
putt - The final short throw/s of the hole, with the intent to land the disc into or hit the target.
putter - A disc designed for closer range and more stable flights.
   

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Q   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary       -Q-                                top
quagmired - When the disc lands into thick brush, briars or other condition of the rough making difficult the retrieval.
Quest - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
   

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R   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary       -R-                                top
release - The letting go of the disc allowing flight.
relief - The compensation when a lie is in an unsafe or un playable position. Compensation allows replacement of the lie one meter into the course without advancing closer to the target.
RHBH - A throwing style; Right Hand backhand.
RHFH - A throwing style; Right Hand forehand.
rhyme - Step on a disc, your Mother slips a disc. Diss the step to save her disc.
roller - A throw that results with the disc rolling on its side. Raising the disc to the shoulder, as a baseball pitch, following through as in a hammer throw yet releasing the disc in a vertical position.
rough - The area of play off the fairway that usually proves to make more difficult the throw.
round - A round is the designated number of holes (usually 9, 18, or 27) for the particular play of a disc golf game.
rubber - A material used for padding while designating the tee-off area.
run-up - Footwork leading up to the throw; such as the scissor step, jump putt or x-step.
   

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S   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary        -S-                               top
safari golf - When different holes are designated using an existing course; such as designating the tee for hole two using the target from hole 5 to designate a safari hole.
safari hole - The wildcard designation of a hole comprised of mixing the tees and targets of an existing disc golf course or other designations for the tee area and targets.
sand - A material used for padding while designating the tee-off area.
sandbagger - One who enters a tournament division below their skill level.
sandbagging - Competing in a tournament division below ones skill level in order to receive a higher standing or to receive prizes.
SCF - Self Caught Flight - A WFDF Overall Event. combining MTA and TRC.
scissor step - A footwork progression when performing a run-up in executing a release. Also known as an x-step.
Scooby shot - A useless throw that launches the disc from a vertical position next to the ear using a backhand grip.
s-curve - A disc's flight that starts out with a turn to the right then straightens to finish with a glide to the left.
SDGA - Spokane Disc Golf Association
side arm - A standard disc throw when the player brings the disc across their chest then to fling the disc back across to the release. Also known as a forehand or backhand throw.
shank - When the flight of the disc is in the wrong direction.
shot - The advancement of a tossed disc from the tee towards the target of a hole. Also known as the stroke or throw.
shule - 1. A thick rough with thick bushes, branches and or thorns, etc.
- shule - 2. deepest and darkest part of a rough.
side-arm - A throw when using the non-throwing arm.
snap - The speed and power a player is able to put into the spin of the disc's flight.
Snap Disc Sports - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
speed - The characteristic of a disc to cut through the air.
spike hyzer - A throw launched with an extreme hyzer angle with a vertical touch-down.
spin - A characteristic of a disc during flight produced by the snap of a proper release.
spit out - When the disk is bounced back out of the chain target.
s-shot - Using an understable disc the player launches to the left side of the fairway anticipating the natural turn to flip the disc to fly on the right side of the fairway to then fade left as the disc slows.
stability - A term that refers to the stability of the disc as to its straightness of flight.
See
overstable, stable and understable.
stability rating - A rating system that sets a value on a disc's stability as to its left or right path during flight.
stable - Describes a disc flying a generally straight and flat flight.
See
stability.
staggered putt - A putting stance. One foot is placed in front of the other.
stall out - When a disc suddenly looses speed and drops with little glide.
'Steady Ed' - See Ed Headrick.
straddle putt - A putting stance. Feet faced forward at shoulder width, or more apart; each at equal distance from the target.
stroke - 1. The advancement of a tossed disc from the tee towards the target of a hole. Also known as a shot or throw.   \/
- stroke - 2. One point in scoring throws and penalties.
Stroke Saver - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
Summer - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
supporting point - The PDGA required supporting point of contact that is usually a foot positioned on the line of play up to 12 inches behind the lie.
sweep - When the disc sweeps into the basket to proceed through the chains or bumped back out of the target onto the ground.
sweet spot - The area where a player knows he can putt the disc into the target with confidence knowing it will not bounce out or fall through the chains. The sweet spot will differ from player to player and between putting styles.
   

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T   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary        -T-                               top
taco - A disc that has become warped after hitting an object at a high speed.
tailwind - A wind from behind that tends to make a disc flight more overstable.
target - The goal at the end of a hole; designated by a marked object, pole or basket.
TD - See tournament director
TDGPA - Tacoma Disc Golf Players Association
tee - The area where each hole begins. The tee may be natural or made of various materials; most commonly asphalt, concrete, gravel or rubber. Also called a tee pad, tee box or teeing area.
tee box - The well defined area where each hole begins. The tee box can be made of various materials; most commonly asphalt, concrete, gravel or rubber. Also called a tee or tee pad.
tee pad - The well defined area where each hole begins. The tee pads are made of various materials; most commonly asphalt, concrete, gravel or rubber. Also called a tee or tee box.
teeing area - Similar to the tee box, the teeing area is less defined being left in its natural state; however it is sufficiently marked to serve its purpose.
tee off - The launching of a disc from the tee box.
tee scum - The unfortunate player to be last to tee off.
the circle - A 30 foot circle around the target that require a specific set of PDGA putting rules for the final putting throws.
throw - The advancement of a tossed disc from the tee towards the target of a hole. Also known as a shot or stroke.
thrower - The player who is or about to execute a throw that is in consideration concerning a particular rule.
thumber - A variation to other throw techniques, executed with the thumb on the inside of the disc.
tomahawk - The release of the disc in a vertical angle launched much like the baseball overhand throw or the football pass, causing high flight with a return to the ground upside down. Also known as the hammer and overhand.
tombstone - A landing of a disc into soft ground leaving the disc standing like a tombstone.
tonal pole - A pole that sounds a tone when the disc hits it, designating the hitting of the target.
tone - A sound that resonates from a designed target pole that indicates the disc has hit the target.
touch shot - An accurate throw used in tricky situations. Also known as a finesse shot.
tournament director - The tournament director is the person who oversees the operations of a tournament and serves as judge and jury over all disputes; usually rule discrepancies or violations that occur during play.
tournament roll - During a tournament when a disc is spit back, cut through or hits part of the target to roll on the ground farther than the lie where launched.
TRC - Throw Run Catch - Measures in meters the distance between a launch and where the thrower catches the disc. TRC is one of the SCF events.
tree'd - When a disc is caught in the branches or foilage of a tree.
turbo putt - The turbo putt is an overhand style that puts a right fade into the flight; used to get out of trouble spots or, for some, as a main putting style.
turnover - A term that describes a disc flight as being unstable turning to the right. Headwinds will cause a quicker turnover also.
turnover shot - An intentional throw causing the disc to flip and turn to the right.
   

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U   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary         -U-                              top
UDA - Umpqua Disc Association
Ultimate - Ultimate is the official name for a limited contact sport that uses a flying disc to score in the end zone, much like that of rugby in Europe or Football in America.
See
Ed Headrick, Frisbee, Frisbee Golf and Ultimate Frisbee.
Ultimate Frisbee - Ultimate Frisbee was the original name for the game called Ultimate. As the game became organized, 'Frisbee' was dropped to avoid infringement upon Wham-O's trademark.
understable - A term referring to the disc's flight when it fades to the right when a straight flight was intended. 
See
stability
unsafe lie - Where the disc lands in an unsafe location; on a cliff, busy street, lions cage, etc.
UPA - Ultimate Players Association
upshot - 1. An uphill throw of the disc.
- upshot - 2. The approach throw that brings you to the green.
   

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V   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary       -V-                                top
velocity - 1. The speed and momentum of a disc in flight.
- Velocity - 2. A driver disc model, made by Ching.
   

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W   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary        -W-                               top
warning - A warning is given by another member of the card. A falling putt may be given a warning and if violated on the second attempt will warrant a penalty stroke.
WDDGA - Washington Deaf Disc Golf Association
WDGA - Women's Disc Golf Association
wear - The usual wear of scuffs and other marks discs will collect over a long term of use.
wedge putt - A putt when the disc becomes wedged in the side of the basket and does not fall out prior to retrieval by the player thus counting as a successful goal.
weight - The weight measured in grams of a golf disc. A disc usually weighs 150 to 180 grams.
WFDF - World Flying Disc Federation
Wham-O - A brand/manufacturer of disc golf products.
wind - Movement of air due to barometric presures that will affect the flight of the disc.
wolf - A disc golf best-shot game usually played with 5 players.   (A game such as 'horse' is to basketball)
wolfer - A player in the game of wolf who decides to "go wolf."
woodchips - A material used for padding while designating the tee-off area.
worm burner - A throw that is unintentionally released low or downward resulting in a short flight.
wus - A putt unintentionally launched weakly with no chance to make the target.
   

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X   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary       -X-                                top
x-step - A footwork progression when performing a run-up in executing a release. Also known as a scissor step.
   

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Y   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary       -Y-                                top
yeller - A player, during a game, who is often loud, through excitement, inebriation or just because they are naturally loud. (Hey! ... Yeller! . . . Shut ! ... Up !)
   

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Z   Terminology          Disc Golf         Glossary       -Z-                                top
zoned - A player who is off their game or otherwise distracted during the game. (He's zoned. He can do better than that.)
zoned out - A player who is off their game or otherwise distracted during the game.
   

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