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Just the Tip – Give Yourself 10

At my home course, we have leagues on Wednesdays. I’m very happy to have Wednesdays off. This allows me to get there before they start and get some practice in. Being that it’s a very busy course, it also allows me to see group after group show up to get in a round after work. I noticed something the other …

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Just the Tip – Do What Your Mom Told You

Regardless of what we thought when we were kids, our Mom’s actually knew what they were talking about. We resisted. We fought. And now we are grown up and regularly say to ourselves , “Oh my God, I’m becoming my Mother!”. Why? Because she was right and now we are old enough to know. So this week’s tip comes to …

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Just the Tip – Discs Don’t Have a Steering Wheel

The only way you can throw a disc is straight. Weird statement when referring to something that usually flies every way except straight.  I’m not talking about how the disc flies, though.  I’m talking about how the disc is thrown.  So maybe I need to change that statement slightly. The only way you can throw a disc is straight….  At a …

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Just the Tip – The Disc is a Wing

My Dad is an airplane freak.  He’s like that dog in Pixar’s “Up” except instead of darting away and saying “squirrel!”, he says “airplane!”.  He’s flown model planes my whole life.  He even flew the real thing for a while.  For me, though, airplanes are more of a puzzle than an obsession. I remember staring at them as a kid …

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Just the Tip – Sometimes the Tee Pad is Wrong

“I know why your drives keep going into the woods on the right on this hole.” “Because this hole hates me?” “No, turn around.  You’ll see why right away.” As we walked up the fairway, him to his disc out in the open, me to mine depressingly kicked off into the woods, we both turned around.  At first I didn’t …

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Just the Tip – Bag Swap

Many of us are quite attached to our discs.  Ask our significant others and they might say our relationship is a bit too close.  Some would even say that we like our discs more than we like them (a possible reason I’m single, I’ll admit).  As a friend of my six year old niece might say, “If you like them …

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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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Confidence is a Result

I’ve written a lot about the importance of having confidence.  I wrote a post about the “confidence circle” last week.  I’ve talked about it on my “Mind Over Plastic” segments on the Disc Golf Answer Man podcast.  I’ve made motivational memes on Intagram, Facebook, and Twitter directly referencing confidence.  What I’ve never done, though, is talk about how to get …

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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 …