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I wish I was headed to Emporia or Augusta right now. Instead, I am stuck in a cubicle in Overland Park. Horrible
Good luck to everyone playing in the GBO!
I am still trying to figure this all out. I am slowly creeping up to a year playing, if you count winter time where I did not throw a disc. I usually look where I want to throw it, say a silent prayer and throw. Does it work? Heck no! I try to watch the vets throwing and I tend to ask a lot of questions, which can probably get annoying. I need to find this Church of the Flying Disc God!
Something I think helps develop your throwing is to play catch. Another thing that will improve your game fast is to take all your discs and go throw them out in an open filed such as a soccer field or baseball field. Playing rounds doesn;t give you enough reps to learn how to make the discs go where you want them to.
This. But doing the field thing takes dedication-- let's face it, that's booooring compared to playing an actual round --but perhaps that dedication makes the difference between an average player and an exceptional one.
it does take dedication. I live on 14 acres but I would be lying if I said I go out and play catch with myself. I keep telling myself I need too, but do I? Heck No...I try to play same courses, so I get repetition and I was seeing my score slowly drop last year. Then Winter hit...now I feel like I am almost back to square one.
I even bought one of those DVDs with Ken Climo and some other dude in it, when I purchased some discs online. It's given me a few pointers but I need to work on my drives. I thought I was doing awesome getting 350-400 feet on drives until I played with a guy who was almost doubling that...it was an ego crusher.
Doubling a 400' drive? What kind of downhill course are you playing my friend?!
I just changed putters again to the MERCY (as well as a bunch of other plastic) and then played the Monkey Island... I shot an 868 rated round... 8... 6.... 8. Came in DFL. I have technique and confidence, but not so much with the new plastic. Yet.
I have the GBO this weekend and I have to figure out what I am going to do; stick with familiar plastic or go with the new stuff.
Sounds like Tiger with Nike
That's my point, Jordan. If you don't know the right technique, what are you practicing then?
I agree with the practice makes perfect concept, however; how do you know if you are practicing the right techniques?
Jordan, often its difficult to convey feelings by just using words, especially in a forum atmosphere (duh)
I call it the Mike Hyzer effect. Argue and defend points like a madman on the internet, but when ya get down to it, and you're playing a round together the 'other' guy really isn't that bad. Actually, you kinda like him, and you remember what brought you together in the first place.