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Just the Tip – Aim Small, Miss Small

If the guys who train snipers for the military have a piece of advice for me on accuracy, I’m not only going to pay attention, I’m going to take that advice.  Those guys don’t get second chances.  They don’t get to miss.  When the stakes are high and lives are on the line, they follow a simple mantra.  Aim small, …

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Just the Tip – Use the Wrong Hand

The round was going great until Mother Nature got involved.  I pretty much know where all of the hazards are on my home course, I’m out there every day.  I know where the ground hornets live.  I know where the wasps nests are.  I know where the poison ivy is.  Overall, I’m very comfortable going out there every day without …

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The Confidence Circle

I’m guessing that the term “confidence circle” is something that most of you have heard of before.  If you keep up with this blog, you definitely have.  I use the term a lot because I thought I knew what it meant.  I recently discovered I was wrong. For those of you that haven’t heard the term, the confidence circle is …

Just the Tip – Learn to Straddle

“In every round of disc golf, you will have to straddle putt at least once.” -JohnE McCray And he’s right.  Almost every round, you will end up needing to straddle putt.  Out from behind a tree or a bush.  To give yourself a line to the basket.  Because there is something behind you preventing you from taking your normal stance. …

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Just the Tip – Use the Tortoise, not the Hare

This weekend I played in a tournament where I got to see first hand how something I was taught a long time ago can pay off.  It’s something that I think a lot of people have heard, but not everyone does.  It’s the advice to always use the slowest disc that gets you to your target. What that means is …

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Just the Tip – Slow Down

If you are a racing fan, you are familiar with the phrase, “slow is smooth and smooth is fast”.  Variants of that phrase are used in many sports.  I’ve heard it in bowling, ball golf, and baseball to name a few.  It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s true every time.  It’s not until a race car driver learns to slow …

Just the Tip – Pick a Target

In a previous tip, we talked about seeing the line.  Actually looking, in your mind’s eye, for the flight line you want your disc to take.  While that works well, there’s an additional aiming aid that, when combined with seeing your line, will have you shooting lights out in tight quarters before you know it. The first thing to remember …

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Road to the GBO – Putting the Bag on Lockdown

  I had a girlfriend once that didn’t let me have the TV remote when we watched TV.  It wasn’t because I channel surfed.  It wasn’t because I wanted to watch things she didn’t.  It’s because I’m a tinkerer.  Regardless of how good the picture actually was, I would constantly pull up the menu and fiddle with the settings.  Always trying …

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Just the Tip – See the Line

If you haven’t been listening to the “Mind Over Plastic” segments on the the Disc Golf Answer Man podcast, shame on you!  Stop reading this and go listen!  OK, now that you are back, you’ll know that on a couple of the episodes, I have talked about visualization.  On one, it’s how to practice and get good at visualization.  On …

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Just the Tip – Putters Aren’t Just For Putting

Last week, I wrote a post about learning to throw from a stand still.  Specifically, the recommendation was to learn to do it with your putter.  You’ve heard me recommend this plenty of times before, but it can’t be stressed enough.  Learning to throw a putter off the tee and for upshots is one of the fundamental skills to master …