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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 …

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Just the Tip – Ease Up Into the Wind

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s definitely spring here in Illinois.  One day it’s cold, the next it’s hot.  One day it’s calm, the next it windy.  This is the time of year when every day off is a crap shoot weather wise.  The forecast could change several times by the time I’m actually off work and …

Just the Tip – Learn to Straddle

“In every round of disc golf, you will have to straddle putt at least once.” -JohnE McCray And he’s right.  Almost every round, you will end up needing to straddle putt.  Out from behind a tree or a bush.  To give yourself a line to the basket.  Because there is something behind you preventing you from taking your normal stance. …

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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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Just the Tip – Use the Tortoise, not the Hare

This weekend I played in a tournament where I got to see first hand how something I was taught a long time ago can pay off.  It’s something that I think a lot of people have heard, but not everyone does.  It’s the advice to always use the slowest disc that gets you to your target. What that means is …

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Just the Tip – Practice With the Locals

As you know from any of my social media accounts, I’m here!!!  After months of anticipation and 9 hours of driving, I rolled into Emporia late Saturday night.  The place isn’t exactly hopping yet, but I am here a lot earlier than most plan to be here.  I have a good reason, though.  I hate playing courses blind. Over the …

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Just the Tip – Slow Down

If you are a racing fan, you are familiar with the phrase, “slow is smooth and smooth is fast”.  Variants of that phrase are used in many sports.  I’ve heard it in bowling, ball golf, and baseball to name a few.  It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s true every time.  It’s not until a race car driver learns to slow …

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Just the Tip – Cold Practice

Several hundred reps at the practice basket.  Another couple hundred drives in the field.  Pretty common recommendations for practice, right?  Read this blog or a number of others and you’ll see this type of practice regimen prescribed repeatedly. Then one day you say, “All right, I give in!  I’m finally going to commit to that practice.”  You go out every …

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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 …