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Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« on: September 08, 2010, 06:40:03 AM »
I have noticed that toward the end of the second round in tournament play I give away too many strokes.  To try and limit this I am thinking of using a pre-throw routine to try and increase my focus on every throw in the hope that it will pay extra when I am most mentally tired.  Do you use a pre-throw routine and if so what are the steps?

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Dave

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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 06:54:51 AM »
Dave I think that everyone uses a different routine. I think as long as you use the same one every time you should notice an improvement. There are tons of videos on the internet to help with you with all aspects of your game. You can search them and choose what you would like pointers on.

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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 07:20:17 AM »
The key part of your pre-throw routine, is that, whatever it is, it allows you to focus only on the throw at hand and nothing else. Through repetition, you train your mind that the routine is the time for you to focus on the target line and get ready to pull through that line- nothing else. Any other considerations such as wind, conditions, other lines, etc. should already have been thought through prior to this. The last part of your routine should be your "trigger"- the action that lets your body know it's time to start the run-up, x-step, etc.

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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 08:56:34 AM »
popping the top of an icey one is a good pre-throw routine.....  ;D

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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 09:38:48 AM »
popping the top of an icey one is a good pre-throw routine.....  ;D

Works for me....   ;D
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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 10:53:09 AM »
What they said  :) 

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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 07:14:49 AM »
I just use a disc that has naked pictures of Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials taped to the back of it.

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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 07:27:37 AM »
I just use a disc that has naked pictures of Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials taped to the back of it.
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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 07:41:13 AM »
I have noticed that toward the end of the second round in tournament play I give away too many strokes. 

I'm sure you already have a routine.  If you're playing well up 'til late in the day, it may be you're simply getting tired.   You have to fuel the machine for it to focus on and execute shots properly.  Make sure you eat well and stay hydrated throughout the day.

After a detailed discussion with Tank and others, I realized that this is a problem I must address. I don't think caffeine, nicotine and Jack counts for proper nutrition.  ::)
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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 09:25:21 AM »
do....I.....or Don't I?.........Ok....I know some may find it offensive, but....Thats not what she said!
........ I don't think caffeine, nicotine and Jack counts for proper nutrition.  ::)
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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 05:11:29 PM »
So at the end of the day, on the back of all my discs is written:

1. Plan
2. Vision (Visualize the shot)
3. Grip
4. Aim
5. Rip

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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 05:47:19 PM »
one of my favorite sigs, either someone on here or on dgr is:

"if you have to think about it, it's not a routine"

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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 10:17:12 AM »
Give a read to "The Inner Game of Tennis" and "The Inner Game Of Golf".  Tennis explains the whole idea, Golf restates it and expands on it.  Good stuff.
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Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2010, 11:33:31 AM »
While on the tee pad, I like to patiently anticipate a moment of ZEN to clear my head.  When it doesn't happen, I throw anyway.  :P
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