Disc Golf Upshot Throwing Technique

One of the common areas of struggle for players is consistently getting up and down in that range that is not quite a jump putt but also is too short to throw. A lot of times we are letting strokes bleed in this 50-150 foot range without realizing it! With a few adjustments to our throwing style, we can make sure we are getting up and down to save strokes more often than not on the course!

Increase Your Consistency by Throwing Hyzers

The first way that we can improve out upshot game is by choosing to throw a hyzer when possible. The hyzer release generates one of the most consistent flights in the game and allows us to focus a lot more on the distance that we have to throw instead of the flight of the disc, how much it is or isn't going to finish, how much it will glide, and more that is brought in when trying to throw flat or anhyzer shots to get up and down. With a hyzer release, a lot of those factors are eliminated and we can just focus on the shot in front of us and the distance from the basket.

Increase Touch with Nose Angle Control

Unfortunately, hyzers aren't always available out there. That is why it is important to learn how to manipulate the nose angle to increase touch and consistency with your upshots. Relying on discs such as the Berg can end up becoming crutches in our game and hold us back more than we realize.


  1. Get your wrist above your elbow
  2. Backload your grip by applying more pressure in your pinky, ring, and middle fingers
  3. Finish your throw by thinking about your thumb driving into the center of the disc and pushing down upon release

Key Takeaways

  • This is a soft shot, not a power shot
  • Think of accelerating in front of you instead of reaching back and pulling through
  • Disc selection is important with the nose-up shot. Ideally you want something with a lot of glide and not a lot of fade, but you can mess around with this release and get consistent results with a wide variety of discs

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