Metro Darts and how it works

Posted by jeff carter on 10/12/2017 to Darts
Oct 1 2017    Hi everybody this is Jeff  well  yesterday was a great day lets get started were we finished off .Wayne my son and I went to play disc golf in Battle  Creek Michigan  at Irvine park.  The day went well as the whole course was cleaned up trees were taken down brush taken out and the place was looking great! (fn)The day of golf was enjoyed to the fullest Wayne was even golf and I played 7 over. As we were getting in the truck we got a call and they wanted some darts and parts so we gave them a time to come over and they did right at 6:30.  They bought there stuff and they got a business card were it gets punched  when they spend money they get a punch for each 20.00. After they were finished I came into the house  to look at my e-mails and low and behold I got a order from my account  the first one in a while metro darts is trying as we speak to make the site easier to use and pay your invoice .   To me this is truly at great day for metro darts because people are looking at the site and buying!

Metro Darts and how it works

Posted by jeff carter on 9/30/2017 to Darts
Metro Darts  and how it works
New display on the shop wall in the dart playing area, to hold shirts, hats, and all kinds of new and exciting stuff! 

Lets get to know Randall Bridge

Posted by Randall Bridge on 8/21/2017 to Darts

The Blade five board technology

Posted by jeff carter on 4/22/2017 to Darts

                   The Blade Five  dartboards Technology

    Here at Metro Darts we like to be on top of the cutting edge stuff.

The new Blade 5 is just that it has  a bigger scoring area 9mm in the doubles

and 6mm in the triples, that means a 14% less web wire surface area.

     The blade 5s have gone down to a 60degree angle from a 90 degree angle with the blade 4s, 

the wire itself has gained strength by 20% and new bull has a carbon diffusion technology for

that ultra -hard surface allowing points to move into that bull  easly.

     The one thing i like is the Rota - lock  wheel system it helps me get the board to a perfect balance and it screws into the back of the board with ease with three wheels! I have been stocking  Winmau  for seventeen 

years now  an i think they are the best  boards on the market at a cost of 79$ a fare price and something every home or office and yes even pubs should have !

Well here at metro darts we always say we leave the bull to you!

Tips in Tournament Preparation - The Tournament Director View

Posted by Erin Oakley on 4/15/2017 to Disc Golf
Erin Oakley

This is for all the tournament directors (TDs) and organizers out there whether you are a seasoned professional or want to learn some more about running a disc golf event. There are so many little things that you need to be successful and organized. Being organized is a huge key in running a smooth event. If you don't have your stuff together, it can be stressful and no one wants to feel that way, so I have been working on tools and tips to help myself, as well as others, to be prepared for the big day.

The first, and probably most important, thing is to have some volunteers helping you. Running a disc golf tournament or event, is a team effort. Have at least 2 other people who will be willing to hang out at tournament central for you while the event is taking place. They can be responsible for checking in and registering players in the morning, setting the scoreboard with players and their hole assignments, checking and adding scorecards in between and after rounds. This will allow the tournament director some time to answer questions from players and spectators. You can also use volunteers as spotters who can watch for players discs on tough holes that have tall grass, or places that may not be visible to the players as they throw, and holes with ‘out of bounds’ so the spotter can get an accurate view for the line of play if someone goes out. With the growth of our sport, we can always use photographers to get great shots of the players in action on the course. It is always nice to “tip” the volunteers with tournament gear. Make sure they get at least a minimum of 1 disc per round for helping. They will more likely return to help again even if they did it just because they wanted to help all because you appreciated their help.

Try to have your CTP prizes, raffle prizes, payout prizes, etc..., already separated. It makes for much less work during the day of the tournament. If you know how many CTPs you will have and what holes they will be placed on, get the CTP markers/flags ready to go. This simple step can easily be forgotten at events if not prepared before the day of the event. Many TDs are so caught up in making sure things are set for the players in the morning, that it is sometimes looked over (I’m totally guilty of this!).

When looking for event sponsors, be prepared to offer them something in return for their sponsorship. Most disc golf related sponsors, companies or friends, will give donations for a simple thank you at the players meeting because they are willing to give back to the sport. However, if you're looking for some non-disc golf specific items for your event, make sure when you ask for a donation that you tell them what you're willing to do for them. Your return favor could be a thanks at the players meeting, a printed thank you in an event program, and for bigger sponsors you could offer their company logo on flyers or discs or banners. It is important to them that they are getting exposure for helping you out.

The more donations you get, the more stuff you can give away! This is where the extra volunteers or your local club members could help also! Ask your local members if they work at a place that will donate a # of something for player packs. The more items you get donated to the players, the less $ you have to account for (such as taking it out of the entry fees to get the money back that you have spent prior to the tournament), and the less money you take out for player packs, the more money stays in for payouts.

It is often assumed that player packs and prizes must consist of disc golf related items. However, you’d be surprised how many people already have enough discs, towels, minis...etc., so why not get some local businesses, or even online businesses to donate gift certificates/gift cards. This way the players can go pick out something they need or want.

I always give back everything that the tournament has brought in. If there is any leftover money flow from the event after paying our vendor, it will be used to prepare for the following year, or sometimes be donated to other women-only disc golf tournaments or junior entry fees for other events. Each year I start from scratch again and it is completely rewarding to see the continued success of my events. I wish you all luck and hope you too can stay organized and stress free when planning and running disc golf events :)

How to buy your first set of darts

Posted by John Carter on 2/11/2017 to Darts
Hello everybody this is Jeff at Metro Darts and Disc Golf.
Today I would like to share some helpful tips when your thinking of buying that new set of darts!!
When you walk in the shop you can be a little overwhelmed with all the darts in stock!

Managing Mental Blocks

Posted by Erin Oakley on 7/27/2016 to Disc Golf

Everyone has mental blocks
Erin Oakley

Mental blocks can be extremely hard to get rid of. I've found many disc golfers have a difficult time letting go of bad shots or the thought that you just lost a stroke to competitor. Even though I have played for over 16 years, I have only recently started discovering how to let go of negative thoughts. It's all in the recovery and importance of playing your own game, against yourself and not against the other players. Comparing yourself to the other players can bring you down.

Putting - Up your game.

Posted by Issac Lockwood - Legacy Disc Golf on 5/11/2016 to Disc Golf

As you pursue the never ending quest to reach the next level in the game of disc golf, putting is the single most important and fastest way to break through to that next level.

Isaac Lockwood

I won't get into the grip or style that you should use since everyone has to find what works for them individually and even that can change over time. What I think are some of the more important aspects are a few simple techniques that can help anyone be more accurate and consistent.

Women and Disc Golf

Posted by Erin Oakley - Innova Disc Golf on 5/10/2016 to Disc Golf

Erin OakleyI am really excited to do this blog because I could talk Disc Golf all day, every day. So I will give you in this intro, how I started playing, and what I have been inspired to create since that day.

I was introduced to the sport of Disc Golf in 1999 by now husband, then boyfriend, Dan. He would play with some friends while I would just walk with them and watch. I'm pretty sure, if I remember correctly, the story is that my sister was with us and she asked for a disc to throw, and I didn't want to be the only one not throwing, so I gave a whirl!

Hot Shot League

Posted by Michael Cox on 4/17/2016 to News
Hot Shot League Results

Games we play - 01

Posted by huez on 4/14/2016 to Darts

The games of darts, there are many, we will cover but a few. Generally speaking, you can play any of the games we will discuss on a bristle dartboard using steel tip darts. Electronic boards have many games built-in, but the games vary with the particular board you are playing on. There are some specialty bristle boards, for instance we sell a board that is laid out to play poker with darts. There are also some dartboards that have a standard board on one side and a specialty board on the other side. But enough about dartboards, let’s play some games!

First is probably the most popular, the game called ‘01

Tips from the Pro

Posted by Isaac Lockwood - Legacy Disc Golf on 4/11/2016 to Disc Golf

I would like to start by explaining a little about myself before I move into the tips and hacks that I have learned. 

Isaac LockwoodI started playing in 2003 when I was a high school senior in Redding California and there was only one course at that time. Even with that one course I still played a round or two every day for a year straight. After I graduated I moved to Sacramento where I met Bruce at Final 9 Sports and got to play against some world class players. With multiple courses in the area and all the competition like Josh Anthon to learn from, I was able improve quickly. Shortly after that, work took me to Nevada where there weren’t any courses close enough for me to play as much as I would like so I virtually stopped playing for about six or seven years before I moved back to Redding. 

The Dartboard

Posted by huez on 3/26/2016 to Darts

blade 4 Dartboard To the left is a dartboard. Specifically, this is a Blade 4 dartboard from Winmau. There are many types of dartboards and many different materials can be used. You could draw a dartboard on a piece of cardboard and throw pencils at it.  Some say the original attempts at making a dartboard were to use a slice of elm tree and paint lines on it. It is said to keep the elm fresh the pub owner needed to douse it with the night’s spillage. Modern dartboards for soft tip darts are made of varied synthetic material. In researching material for this blog, I came across a site that said the playable area for soft tip darts was larger than for steel tip darts by 1 and 3/4 of an inch. The article did not seem correct to me so I measured the three dartboards I own and behold there were differences… Hah, the boards are a Winmau Pro SFB, a Sportscraft Unicorn electric dartboard, and an M-Y dartboard that was purchased for two dollars at a yard sale. The M-Y and the Pro SFB boards have a playable area of 13 and ¼ inches, the Unicorn has a playable area of 13 and ¾ inches.  


Posted by John Carter on 1/1/2016 to News

"If I don't see you through the week
ee you through the window

See you next time that we're talking on the telephone
And if I don't see you in that Indian summer
Then I want to see you further on up the road" 
Van Morrison

Happy New Year,

2015 is about to end and I have to say that this year has been quite a roller coaster ride for me and the store. I began the year expanding the small store front by adding a dart room in the spring. It was after the heavy rains during summer when we began to see the dart room get damaged by water. We are still dealing with 

What is a dart flight protector?

Posted by John Carter on 12/23/2015 to Darts

Many people come into the shop and ask about what they can do to stop hitting the other dart flights? 

My first thought is the flight protector. Flight protectors are made of alum or plastic and are 1/4 inch high and 1/8 inch wide They have four long slits to fit right on the back end of the flight.

Red October

Posted by Michael Cox on 10/5/2015 to Disc Golf

Red October

Glorious October in Michigan, the trees ignite in a blaze of color. That first frost kills the mosquitos so we can play outside freely. Grilled burgers are replaced by grilled sausages and weekend football talk dominates the workplace banter.

I like to play disc golf in the fall. We wait until the sun burns off most of the dew and usually head out to Frankenmuth to play their course. You probably have your own local 'fav' course, that one course that just does it for you, it suits you because it suits your game. Now, I can't say that Frankenmuth suits my game perfectly it really is the location along with the course. The Frankenmuth course is bordered by homes to the west, schools, ball fields, a band shell and tennis courts line the north end. On the south side is a large church with some woods and a large closely trimmed field. The east side is bounded by a rose garden, a dog park along a winding two lane road. No matter where you park, you are moments from a refreshing drink, a burger, a pizza, and yes Frankenmuth has sausage. This isn't supposed to be a review of the course, but I will tell you a bit more...

Your First Dart Set-Up

Posted by John Carter on 9/14/2015 to Darts

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Here are the major and minor things you will need when getting started in the game we call darts.

  1. The wall you want to play darts on
  2. The backboard
  3. The dart board
  4. The scoreboard chalk, or dry ease, or soap stone
  5. The lighting
  6. The toe line
  7. The darts
  8. and all the dart parts

The wall you put the dart board on is the most important 

Are you looking for a dart board?

Posted by John Carter on 8/10/2015 to Darts

Originally published here:

AUGUST 10, 2015

When you’re looking for a dartboard, there are a few things to consider.

The dart boards we carry at Metro Darts & Disc Golf are top of the line and will last you a good long time if you take care of them! That being said, let’s look at how you pick which one works best for you and your needs. First, you’re going to want to look at the price of the board: the higher the price, the better the board. Always ask to open the box the board comes in so you may look at the board’s condition.

There are many different kinds of textures to choose from. Soft boards heal after you pull out the darts, where as hard boards show the holes after the dart is pulled. Hard boards will hold the dart better when you’re shooting, but they tend to wear out quicker than soft boards.

Each board is made of sisal, which is a plant fiber. The board is 

Welcome to our online store

Posted by on 6/4/2014 to News
Welcome to our online store! Our team is proud to announce that we're now open for business, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time. Our website has been carefully designed to provide you with an amazingly flexible online shopping experience, and its ease of navigation is something we think you'll grow to depend on and appreciate. Feel free to browse our entire product catalog, and let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the items housed within. Our team is always ready and willing to assist our customers, and we are happy for your visit.