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GBO Wrap Up Part 2

Last week I summarized some of the highlights of my trip to Emporia for the Glass Blown Open.  After hitting publish on that post, I realized that I left out a hundred other cool things that happened.  It’s just not an experience that can be described with my mediocre writing skills and have that description do the event any justice. …

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GBO Wrap Up Part 1

Unless you are reading this blog for the first time, you know that I just got back from attending the 2015 Glass Blown Open in Emporia Kansas.  Months of daily preparation culminated in this little midwestern town.  After an incredibly fast week, and a few days to reflect on the experience, I’ve come up with a pretty good list of …

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Road to the GBO – ZERO Days to Go!!!

After 4 months of writing updates, daily practice, constant day dreaming, and posting incessantly on social media about my preparation for the GBO, the big day is here!  I get in the car and head for Emporia later on today! When I started this journey, I had one goal.  I wanted to roll into Emporia knowing that I had done …

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Road to the GBO – Why Are You on the Road?

In one week, just 7 days, I’ll be packing the car and heading to Emporia, Kansas for the 13th annual Glass Blown Open. If you’ve been following along on Facebook, you’ve noticed that I’ve been struggling with my performance lately.  Not only have I not been improving as of late, I’ve actually gone backwards in several areas.  I’m guessing most …

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Road to the GBO – Taking the Field Out of Field Work

When interviewers ask Simon Lizotte how he learned to throw as far as he does, his answer is daily field work.  When Paul McBeth makes a video on how he practices, he shows you his field work.  When people write in to the Disc Golf Answer Man podcast and ask how to get better, you can bet that Eric McCabe …

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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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Road to the GBO – Spring Tune Up

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!!!  It’s finally here!  Happy spring everyone!!! OK, so we still have some cold and crappy days to deal with (a couple came this week), but we are finally putting winter in our rear view mirrors.  One week ago today was the official first day of spring.  I can’t wait for indoor putting …

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Road to the GBO – Disc Golf Deadline

3 months straight.  That’s how long I’ve been training daily in an effort to ready myself for the 2015 Glass Blown Open.  I’m slated to arrive in Emporia on April 26, which means I’ve got 6 weeks left to prepare. It’s been 12 weeks of working out, meditating, practicing putting, studying up on the mental game, field work when possible, …

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Road to the GBO – Course Correction

Pop quiz hot shot. You are playing in a tournament.  Your last 4 putts have hit the front of the basket instead of going in.  That includes one 10′ “tap in gimme” putt.  What do you do? You are playing in a doubles round on a wooded course.  Your last 3 tunnel shots have been shanked right and into the …

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Road to the 2015 GBO – Focus

  The second putt always goes in. You know what I’m talking about.  You miss that first putt, pick up another putter and just fire it at the basket.  That second putt always goes in.  The same thing happens with lots of other shots.  You’re standing in the woods and you hit the first available tree.  You lean over, yank …