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Road to the 2015 GBO – Disc Golf Habits

76 Days to Go. Human beings are creatures of habit.  The things that we’ve always done tend to be the things that we continue to do.  We eat the same meals, usually at the same times.  We get up the same time each day and lay our heads on our pillows at the same time each night.  We hang out …

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Just the Tip – Don’t Step on Your Mini

Foot faults.  They don’t get called a lot in casual rounds, but they still bug the snot out of me.  It’s pretty straight forward, you have 30cm behind the center line of your mini to plant your foot when you throw. I kind of understand how this happens when people are using a run up.  I still don’t think it’s …

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Just the Tip – Visualize One You Already Know

One of the best pieces of tournament advice out there is to not play courses blind.  Your tournament round should not be your first round on that course.  If it is, you are just asking for trouble.  That’s all well and good, but unfortunately, it still happens. It would be great if all the tournaments I played in were 5 …

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Just the Tip – Pre Shot Routine

Baseball players have one before their at bats.  Golfers have one before every shot.  Quarterbacks have one before they step up and call for a snap.  Virtually all professional athletes have a pre shot routine.  You should too. You might have heard this before, but the real question is why?  What is the benefit?  There are a myriad of reasons …

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Road to the 2015 GBO – 97 Days to Go

Wow, we are officially in the double digits for the countdown.  The GBO is a little over 3 months away and there is still so much to do.  I know I say this every time, but damn this is flying by. I almost feel like I’m behind already. This week I had a realization that put a lot of my …

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Mind Over Plastic Launches on the Disc Golf Answer Man!

If you’ve come to this site more than a couple of times, you might notice something new at the top of the site.  That’s right, if you weren’t getting enough Mind Body Disc here on the blog, on Twitter, on Instagram, and on FaceBook, you can now get some hot MBD action over on one of my favorite podcasts, The …

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Just the Tip – Cold Weather Play

So yeah, it’s flipping cold outside around here.  That doesn’t mean we stop playing disc golf, but it does mean that there are certain precautions to be taken to avoid toe amputations and the like.  Hand warmers and layers are standard fare and a good pair of boots is your best friend. Not only is it cold now, but we …

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Just the Tip – Stop and Smell the Roses

Disc golf is not a race.  Slow down.  I play a lot of solo rounds and it always amuses me when I get passed by groups of 2, 3, and 4.  What’s their hurry?  Are they trying to be done?  I don’t know about you, but I’d like my rounds to last as long as possible while still keeping a …

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Just the Tip – Keeping Score

Ever been in a slump?  Just not getting any better?  Disappointed in your scores because they are stagnant or maybe even going the wrong direction?  Try this for a week. Stop keeping score.  Yep, stop keeping score.  Don’t pretend to do it but try to keep track in the background of your mind.  Just stop thinking about what your score …

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Just the Tip – Marking Your Lie

The mini marker.  It’s something you are required to have when playing tournaments.  But did you know you are rarely required to actually use it?  For most shots, you are allowed to throw from behind the disc you just threw. In most cases, this is an advantage.  The rules state that your front foot is required to plant directly behind …