You've played a few rounds using some discs you were loaned, but have finally reached the point where you're ready to buy some discs of your own to expand your collection. There's just one thing:
Where do you buy disc golf discs?
This is a question often asked by new players and we're here to help!
As we go through all the options at your disposal, keep in mind that besides the first suggestion we give, this list is in no particular order and feel that you should always choose to buy from a place you trust and can find a great deal with.
Let's get started!
1. Your Local Disc Golf Shop
This should be a give in, but always support your local businesses! Especially when trying to grow a relatively new sport such as disc golf.
As a new player, I found it extremely satisfying to go into the local shop and just peruse the disc selection and feel how different discs felt in my hand. I was very green to the sport with little concept of what I wanted or needed when I walked into my first disc golf shop so it was great to get my hands on all the various options.
Going to your local shop is also a great way to network with other players and to get honest recommendations from people who love the sport and love growing the sport.
Local shops will be found in a variety of settings and often times will sell other products besides related to outdoor recreation. Disc golf courses themselves will sometimes even have their own pro shop to buy from.
A down side to local shops is that you may pay a few extra bucks, but the convenience of not having to wait for a disc to arrive in the mail is worth it.
2. Local Sporting Goods Stores
Keeping things in person, it's also worth checking out your local box stores or small town sporting goods stores to shop their disc selection if they have one. In these settings, you likely won't get as personal of an experience with a fellow player or employee as you would in a local disc golf shop, but it's still nice to pick up and hold a disc to get a feel for it.
3. Disc Golf Tournaments
One of my favorite ways to "buy" a disc or set of discs is by registering for tournaments that have awesome player packs. While playing against some good competition is fun, doing so AND receiving some new discs as part of the player pack is cool too.
Additionally, many tournaments will have discs for sale by various vendors or organizers of the event. By buying from these people, you will still be supporting small business, an added bonus!
4. Fellow Players
In many cases, fellow players are more than willing to simply give you a disc that they have largely neglected, but its always nice to offer to pay for what you get. If not for free, most players will let their less used discs go for very low prices, so don't be afraid to ask!
This is another great way to network with other players and they may also give you some insight as to why they moved on from that disc. Perhaps it was one of their favorite discs until their skill improved to the point they found a better option. That new disc they use could be one you think about later when your skill improves too.
When it comes to online venues selling discs and disc golf gear, it's truly hard to beat Infinite Discs. With thousands of discs in stock, thousands of reviews, and all the information you could possibly need (including projected flight paths), its hard to find a better place to shop if you are a Disc Golfer of any kind.
An added bonus is that their prices are EXTREMELY competitive. But don't just take my word for it, click on their logo below to shop their excellent site!
Another great option for picking discs if you're on a budget is Ebay. It may be a bit forgotten about at times, but Ebay is still an excellent place to find inexpensive products, including disc golf gear. I have found many a lightly used discs on there for just $5-$6 that would have otherwise cost me $20-25 brand new. You might have to do some more searching than other online places, but it's definitely worth the try.
Similar to Ebay, any local "classifieds" style listing is worth checking out as well. I mention Facebook marketplace and craigslist in the heading but this includes sites such as Let Go as well. Players are constantly getting rid of discs for the cheap as their bags expand and they find themselves using certain discs less and less. Because there are no fees on these sites for sellers, you can sometimes strike gold as a buyer.
It goes without saying that Amazon literally sells probably anything every made EVER. So it's no surprise that you can find disc golf gear here as well and at competitive prices. One convenient thing about Amazon is that if you need to buy something else unrelated to disc golf, it's easy to add a disc to your cart when already placing an order, especially if you're close to the threshold to get free shipping.
While this list is not completely exhaustive, they are the very best places to start and you can't go wrong with any option. Feel that we may have missed a great place to shop disc golf stuff? Be sure to drop us a message!
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