What is Disc Golf?

What is disc golf?  At first, that might sound like a dumb question.  It’s a sport like golf, but instead of using sticks and balls, we use discs and baskets.  Easy peasy, on to the next post, right?  Wrong.  What if I said that there are hundreds of thousands of people out on disc golf … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Make Your Enemies Your Friends

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Abraham Lincoln didn’t play disc golf.  I haven’t done any research or anything, but I’m going to make that call anyway.  Despite this fact, his advice here applies incredibly well to our sport. How many times do you step up to a shot and … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – What Do You See?

Play with one new person a week this summer.  That’s my goal.  The initial reasoning was just to meet as many new people as I could this year.  The side benefit has been that I’ve seen a crazy assortment of approaches to the game of disc golf.  Today was no different. This morning, I paired up … Read more

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 … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Direction

  I like to people watch.  More specifically, I like to watch people play disc golf.  There are as many approaches to the game as there are people playing it.  Head out to your home course and look around, you will see some crazy ways to throw a disc.  Go out and take a video camera, you … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Pain & Suffering

I’ve been reading a lot of stoic philosophy lately (Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca).  In particular, Ryan Holliday’s book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, has been outstanding.  If you have ever wanted to read philosophy, this is a great place to start.  Usually philosophy is written by some snooty person … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Without Adversity

  As far as I know, there is no world championship of taking a nice hot shower.  There isn’t a new Olympic event that involves sleeping in on a Sunday.  No one ever challenged anyone else to see who could be more relaxed after a massage. While I definitely have a sense of accomplishment after … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Keep Going

I’m pretty sure that Winston Churchill wasn’t talking about disc golf.  He was most definitely talking about more serious business than throwing plastic in the woods.  But as we’ve talked about again and again, what is true in life is true in disc golf. When I was in Emporia, Kansas a couple of weeks ago, … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Be Powerful

When I was a kid, I used to watch GI Joe on TV when I got home from school.  At the end of every episode, they had a little lesson designed to keep us kids out of trouble and on the straight and narrow path.  They always closed each of those shorts with the phrase, “…and … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Trading Your Days

Stop and think about that for a very long minute. We were given a finite number of days to live.  Regardless of how you view life, you cannot deny that you are only here for a limited amount of time.  We are all worm food at some point. Time is actually our only true wealth in … Read more