Official Rules of Disc Golf
813.01 Illegal Disc
Last updated: Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 22:59
- Discs used in play must be approved by the PDGA and meet all of the conditions set forth in the PDGA Technical Standards. For a list of approved discs, see https://pdga.com/technical-standards/equipment-certification/discs
- Allowed modifications to a disc after production are limited to:
- Wear and tear from usage during play;
- Moderate sanding to address wear and tear or small molding imperfections;
- Marking with dye or permanent marker ink.
- Other modifications to a disc after production make the disc illegal, including but not limited to:
- Modifying the disc in a way that alters its original flight characteristics;
- Excessively sanding the disc;
- Etching, carving, or engraving the disc;
- Adding a material of a detectable thickness such as paint.
- Intentionally deforming a disc such that it is not in a circular, saucer-like configuration.
- When night or snow play has been announced by the Director, players are allowed to add a material or device to assist in finding the disc.
- A disc which is cracked or has a hole in it is illegal.
- A disc that is questioned by another player or an Official is illegal unless it is subsequently approved by the Director.
- A player who throws an illegal disc during play receives two penalty throws. A player who repeatedly throws an illegal disc may be subject to disqualification in accordance with Section 3.03 of the PDGA Competition Manual.
- All discs used in play, except mini marker discs, must be identifiably marked. A player receives a warning for the first throw of an unmarked disc. A player receives one penalty throw for each subsequent throw of an unmarked disc.
Outline of Contents
Disc Golf Rules and Standards
- Official Rules of Disc Golf
- 800 Description of the Game
- 801 Application of the Rules
- 802 Throwing
- 803 Obstacles and Relief
- 804 Regulated Routes
- 805 Regulated Positions
- 806 Regulated Areas
- 807 Completing the Hole
- 808 Scoring
- 809 Other Throws
- 810 Interference
- 811 Misplay
- 812 Courtesy
- 813 Equipment
- Appendix A: Match Play
- Appendix B: Doubles and Team Play
- Appendix C: Resources
- Appendix D: Conversions
- Appendix E: Index
- Questions and Answers
- Competition Manual for Disc Golf Events
- Translated Rules of Disc Golf
- Becoming a PDGA Certified Rules Official
- Tour Standards
- Technical Standards
- Disc Golf Rules History