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.


Hot Shot League

Posted by Michael Cox on 4/17/2016 to News
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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.  

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...



Are you looking for a dart board?

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

Originally published here: http://metrodartsanddiscgolf.com

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 

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 

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.

2016

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

"If I don't see you through the week
s
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 

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.
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