Pocket Disc Games


Pocket Discs, Soft Footballs & Swirl Balls, and Foot Bags now in stock in our Wausau store!!

Pick up a Pocket Disc and it’s pretty obvious that it can be used for just about anything. (I think that was a challenge: make a list of all the things it can be used for.)

Here are a couple of games Pocket Disc recommends, but the best part is: you can make up all the games you want!


If you know how to play Frolf, then you get the idea, but this is indoors.

Standard Rules

  1. Set up your holes around the house (9 or 18).
  2. Holes can be:
    • existing objects, such as ceiling fans, TV, chairs
    • hooks made specifically for iGolf.
  3. Each player starts with their own Phd.
  4. Players rotate who is the First Thrower at each new hole.
  5. The First Thrower for each hole defines:
    • the starting throwing location
    • whether throwers have to touch the hole with their Phd (Touch hole) or get their Phd to land on the hole (Land-on hole).
  6. For Land-on holes, players remove their Phd from the hole once they get it to land on the hole.
  7. Holes can be either Straight shot or Blind:
    • For “straight shot” holes you are throwing from the same position until you hit the hole.
    • For “blind holes” you throw from the spot where your previous throw landed.
  8. Score by counting the number of throws needed to hit or land on the hole. (3 throws on a hole scores a 3; there is no “par”)
  9. Winner at end of the round has the lowest total score.
  10. For a tie on a particular hole the First Thrower on the next hole is the person who has not been First Thrower for longest time.

iGolf Variations

  1. Winner throws . . . . The winner of the previous hole gets to be the first thrower on the next hole.
  2. As you go . . . . there are no predefined holes. The First Thrower makes up the hole and any special rules for that hole.
  3. Land-on Bonus . . . . For a hole where throwers are just hitting the hole, you can subtract two points from your total score if you get your Phd to land on the hole.
  4. All Blind . . . . Set up throwing positions for all holes so that you can’t see the hole from the first throw spot. (You’ll need a spotter in case someone hits the hole from the first throw spot.)
  5. 3 D . . . . Each player has up to 3 different Phd’s in their bag, which they can use interchangeably through the game.
  6. Duck Hunting rules . . . . one or more players can use their Phd’s to knock the thrower’s Phd out of the air to prevent it from hitting or landing on the hole.

Want something else? Here are a few other game recommendations:

Duck Huntin’

Phd – Peacefully hunting ducks. This is a test of your marksmanship which leaves no creature harmed. The object is to knock the ducks — Pocket Discs — from the sky with your own Pocket Disc. Good for both indoors or outdoors.

Pocket Disc Bowling

Line up 10 cups and knock ’em down. Keep score as you would in bowling.

Ceiling Fan Tetherball

Turn the fan off and turn on the frenzied madness. Throw the Pocket Discs at the blades so the fan turns towards your opponent, while your opponent is throwing from the opposite direction to spin the fan the other way. Works great with multiple Pocket Discs but should not be played with more than 2 players.

Bounce and Toss

Best with trampolines with a safety net. Tricks, diving catches, and more laughs with your kids than you can imagine.

Perfect Helicopter Descent

Call your shot and land it. Best when played as a Peaceful Hibernation Depriver – your buddy’s asleep and won’t stir. . . field day – steak on the eye, yamulka shot, the medallion, icing the knee, the cup, the list goes on and on.

Ceiling Fan 500

Spread out around the room, toss a Pocket Disc in the fan and hope it zings your way so you can snag it before your opponent does. Be sure to cover up or protect any delicate items in the room.

Monkey in the Middle

Just like it sounds, but if the Pocket Disc hits the ground the monkey switches with person who made the error, not always the thrower. Great on the trampoline.

Juggle Tossing

One Pocket Disc per person. Toss it to your person and look quick b/c one’s coming your way. Make the pair, triangle, square, etc as close or far as you like.


Toss it as close to the ceiling as you can without touching it. You must catch it to have the toss count.

William Tell

Ever read Caps for Sale with your kids? Stack em high on your head and your buddy tries to knock em off.

Jamb Jam

Try to get the Pocket Disc to slide under the crack in the door when its shut. Careful, avoid a traffic jam.

Pillow Catch

Get a pillow and hold it out in front of you. Your friend gets 20 Pocket Discs and throws them to the player with the pillow with the goal of catching as many as possible on the pillow. Players should stand about 15 feet apart, and the thrower throws the discs in rapid fire. Ellie holds the world record, catching 15 discs on one pillow.

PATAGONIA: New at Shep’s!

Shep’s is now offering Patagonia!!

We’re happy to be Central Wisconsin’s Patagonia dealer! Stop on in and see the summer pieces of Patagonia we have for men and women (and start gearing up for their winter line coming in the fall)! This environmentally-friendly company delivers products you can feel good about purchasing, and feel good wearing. You’ll find the performance you demand with the looks you love.

We’re sure you’ll like what you see.


KUHL: Now in at Shep’s!

We’re excited to announce that Shep’s is officially a Kuhl clothing dealer!

We just received & put out boxes and boxes of sportswear for men and women. Their active wear is comfortable, great looking, great fitting, and perfect for a variety of activities. In their summer collection, you’ll find especially lightweight, breathable fabrics, with a ton of stretch, wicking, and sun protection. (It’s great looking sportswear that performs. Awesome.)

You can see a few photos of things we have in stock in this album, but visit the store to see the whole selection.

Staff Reviews: 2012-13 Equipment Preview

Last month, the boss took Shep’s managers went up to Afton to get on some of next year’s equipment. They came back excited about what the future holds in the ski and snowboard industry. They’re pumped about what they rode and what you’ll be buying and riding next year. Below you can find a few “reviews” about some of the new gear and find out what our guys’ favorites are. Feel free to stop into the store and chat about the new stuff – they’ll be happy to share their thoughts and even give you recommendations based on the performance you’re looking for.


Fischer Hybrid 85- Ski has great control under foot, nice to have flexibility of riding rocker or camber on one set of skis at the flip of a switch.

Nordica Hell & Back Burner- Light and flexible ski that offers all day performance. Keeps a great edge on groomers.

Nordica El Paco- Another great twin tip ski from Nordica. Makes it easy to shred anywhere on the mountain.  Great flex on this ski.

K2 Velocity- Very responsive groomer ski. Rocker shape makes it easy to initiate turns even at high speeds.

Volkl Kink- New all mountain ski from Volkl, versatile for all over the mountain, rad graphics.

Tony’s Favorite: Volkl Werks

Definitely my favorite ski of the day. This ski could go through anything, yet it’s still lightweight enough to ski all day. Edge control on this ski is beautiful.


Blizzard 8.0 Magnum TI- Ski had great edge hold, fast edge to edge ski.

Fischer 8.0 hybrid- 75mm under foot, felt like skiing a race ski.  Next year’s model is totally new, and allows you to switch between a raised rocker tip or cambered non rise tip.  It is like skiing two totally different skis with a flip of a switch.

Nordica Hell And Back Fuel & Hell and Back Avenger- Two different constructions on the skis, but both were a super fun ride. It’s hard to be dissatisfied with the performance of Nordica.

Rossi Experience 88- A ski that you could ski anywhere and not be disappointed.  It’s saying, “lets go experience the entire mountain and have a blast doing it.”

K2 Charger- An awesome frontside fast turning ski. With this ski, set it and forget it; the ski will do all the work.  Hold on because it will push you into the next turn! Feels like the ski is on rails.

Dane’s Favorite: Volkl Werks

It’s a brand new ski for 2012-2013.  It was the best ski I skied the entire day! Nothing this ski could not do; race course, short fast turns, long radius turns, bumps… all around the ski was unbelievable.  Volkl really knocked it out of the park with this one.


K2 Happy Hour- Clean, basic solid colored graphic, softer flexing than last year’s board. Has a good all- mountain feel.

K2 Lifelike- A very predictable and enjoyable ride.

K2 Ultra Dream- Softer all-mountain/backcountry snowboard, unique camber profile, directional board, held an amazing edge, incredibly fun in softer snow.

Burton Root- Directional version of the Burton Nug, all-mountain board with an amazing feel under foot and held great edge considering the length (board is sized down about 10cm).

K2 Turbo Dream- Little brother to the Ultra Dream.

Dan’s Favorite: Tie between the K2 Ultra Dream and Burton Root

Both were all mountain boards, liked Root because it held the edge I expected but was extremely playful. Because it was sized down 10cm w/ slightly set back stance, I was able to throw it around and it held.  Ultra Dream was super buttery and plowed through softer crud, I can only imaging how it would ride on a powder day.  Also a very stable board.

Get excited for next year’s gear!