Just the Tip – Go on a Disc Diet

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Your bag is fat.  I don’t mean p-h-a-t like super groovy and bitchin’ and any other passe term for cool you can come up with to use for comedic effect.  I mean it’s big and fat and needs to go on a diet.  It’s like the US government, bloated with useless excess.

[tweetthis]My #discgolf bag is like the US government, bloated with overpriced and useless excess.[/tweetthis]

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one.  So go ahead and hit that “tweet this” button above and just admit it.  We’ve all been there.  Dave Feldberg is still there and he’s one of the top players in the world! (and one of my favorite, all in good fun Dave, OK?)

Look, if before your next round I was to reach into your bag and pull out your 2 least used discs without you knowing, would you really score any worse?  I bet you wouldn’t.  In fact, I bet that if you reached into your own bag and took out the 10%-20% of discs that you use the least you would not only play no worse, over time you’d play better.

The first step is admitting we have a problem.
A small portion of the discs in my garage and one of the 4 bags I own.  The first step is admitting we have a problem.

First, you would learn the discs that remained much better than you know them now.  Second, you would have an easier time playing because you’d be forced to make far fewer decisions (should I use my under stable, slightly under stable, really under stable, or extra beat to crap disc on this hole?).  Third, you would have more energy at the end of the round (there’s a reason Feldberg usually has a caddy!).

Look, this is one of those pieces of disc golf advice that everyone knows is right, agrees is right, and then totally ignores anyway.  Stop ignoring it!  One of the best things I ever did for my game was to buy the smaller Grip EQ C14 Agile bag.  It simply forced me to carry fewer discs.  Some of my best rounds have come when playing with my Nutsac (sorry, I had to word it that way, it never, ever gets old!).

So get your fat bag on a diet today.  Or just get a smaller bag.  Either way, try carrying a few less discs.  I promise, you won’t miss them.


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