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Official Rules of Disc Golf

813.02 Illegal Device

Last updated: Friday, December 31, 2021 - 20:40

  1. A player must not use any device that directly assists in making a throw.
  2. Placing an object as a directional aid is not allowed.
  3. Devices that reduce or control abrasion to the skin (such as gloves, tape, bandages, or gauze), items applied to the skin to improve grip (such as talc, chalk, dust, or dirt) and medical items (such as knee or ankle braces) are allowed.
  4. An item such as a towel or a pad may be placed under a supporting point as long as it is not greater than one centimeter in thickness when compressed.
  5. A device that is questioned by another player or an Official is illegal unless it is subsequently approved by the Director.
  6. A player receives two penalty throws if observed at any time during a round to be using an illegal device. A player who repeatedly uses an illegal device may be subject to disqualification in accordance with Section 3.03 of the PDGA Competition Manual.