Disc Golf Terms

Understanding the terms of disc golf is an important thing. There are many terms that will help you improve in your disc knowledge. Some terms will help you play better, and some terms will help you understand what other people are saying.


  • Understable – The tendency of a disc to turn with the spin of the disc. Example - For a right-hand backhand, an understable disc will turn to the right.

  • Overstable – The tendency of a disc to turn opposite of the spin of the disc Example - For a right-hand backhand, an overstable disc will turn to the left.

  • Flippy – A term for an extremely understable disc.

  • Beefy – A term for an extremely overstable disc.

  • OB – The area defined to be out of play is out of bounds.

  • Chained out – When a disc hits the chains but does not go in the basket.

  • Parked – When the disc is right by the basket.

  • Hyzer – When throwing a disc, the side of the disc opposite the player’s hand is angled towards the ground when the disc is being released.

  • Anhyzer – When throwing a disc, the side of the disc opposite the player’s hand is angled towards the sky when the disc is being released.