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You Can’t Control Your Score

The second round on Sunday started at 1:40.  The first round had gone really well.  For the first time in recent memory, I was going into the second round in the lead.  The guys in advanced masters are always great competition.  Sunday was no different.  That made things that much more exciting for me.  I wasn’t winning because my competition …

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Am Worlds, The Best and Worst Disc Golf I’ve Ever Played

With the Am Worlds disc golf tournament kicking off in Minnesota this week, I thought it only appropriate that I share my own Am Worlds experience. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  Nothing better describes my participation in the 2007 Am Worlds in Milwaukee, WI.  Worlds is something everyone should go to at least …

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Do You Have the Heart of a Champion?

We weren’t even out of the car when I heard the question I already knew was coming. “$1 skins?” “Sure” I replied. “Love playing with you, you’re always willing to donate.” “Yeah, yeah, yeah.  One of these days I’ll get my money back.” Almost all of my disc golf friends are better than me.  Most of them are mid 900’s rated. …

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And the Farthest Flying Disc Golf Disc Is……

Distance. It’s the holy grail for most disc golfers. We chase it like we chased the opposite sex when we hit puberty. We think about distance. We talk about distance. We post about distance online. We buy apps to validate our distance in the field. On the whole, it is a life long addiction that can never be satisfied. Hit the 300′ mark and we immediately seek 350′. Hit 400′, not good enough. Hit 800′, you are probably posting on a message board (cut that out, no one believes you!!!).

The #1 Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Disc Golf Game.

How do I get better? It’s at the heart of almost every disc golf question asked on forums, blogs, campfire conversations, and FaceBook groups.  There’s a million ways the question gets asked. “What discs should I throw?” “How can I add distance to my throw?” “What disc would you throw on this hole?” “Here’s a video of my form, don’t …

Why are you punching yourself in the face on the disc golf course?!?!

We are our own worst enemy. With all the negative voices coming from the news, our coworkers, our friends, and our families, the biggest negative voice in most of our lives lives right inside our own head.  This can be especially true on the disc golf course. A bunch of years back, I was a regular at our local leagues. …

Disc golf tournament and day trip packing list

So you are going to spend the day playing disc golf?  Gonna travel a bit to play at a course that’s not vey close to home?  Gonna go play a tournament today?  Those are some of my favorite days every year.  Packing up the car and heading out to spend the day with friends and plastic is a typical start …

Blown away! Why play disc golf in the wind?

The wind.  It’s the great equalizer in our sport.  The best laid plans of many disc golfers have been dashed by a 30 mph headwind.  20 foot putts become 60 foot come backers.  Drives end up 10 fairways over.  Oaths are sworn to never play in the wind again.     My first year of tournament play (second year of …

How much fun was that putting practice?

I hated putting practice.  No, that’s not right, I despised and loathed putting practice.  The basket in my garage was more storage container than practice implement (it helps that I live 5 minutes from a course and a park that is perfectly set up for dg practice).  Standing there banging in a stack of putters over and over is up …