View Post

Just the Tip – Give Yourself 10

At my home course, we have leagues on Wednesdays. I’m very happy to have Wednesdays off. This allows me to get there before they start and get some practice in. Being that it’s a very busy course, it also allows me to see group after group show up to get in a round after work. I noticed something the other …

View Post

Just the Tip – Do What Your Mom Told You

Regardless of what we thought when we were kids, our Mom’s actually knew what they were talking about. We resisted. We fought. And now we are grown up and regularly say to ourselves , “Oh my God, I’m becoming my Mother!”. Why? Because she was right and now we are old enough to know. So this week’s tip comes to …

View Post

Just the Tip – Learn to Laugh

It seems like every time I play in a tournament, I do something that is totally out of character. Something so dumb that I look back and can’t believe I actually did what I just did. I’m not sure why this happens, but it does. Here’s a short list: Telling my group we were playing the wrong hole so confidently …

View Post

Just the Tip – Discs Don’t Have a Steering Wheel

The only way you can throw a disc is straight. Weird statement when referring to something that usually flies every way except straight.  I’m not talking about how the disc flies, though.  I’m talking about how the disc is thrown.  So maybe I need to change that statement slightly. The only way you can throw a disc is straight….  At a …

View Post

Just the Tip – The Disc is a Wing

My Dad is an airplane freak.  He’s like that dog in Pixar’s “Up” except instead of darting away and saying “squirrel!”, he says “airplane!”.  He’s flown model planes my whole life.  He even flew the real thing for a while.  For me, though, airplanes are more of a puzzle than an obsession. I remember staring at them as a kid …

View Post

Just the Tip – Sometimes the Tee Pad is Wrong

“I know why your drives keep going into the woods on the right on this hole.” “Because this hole hates me?” “No, turn around.  You’ll see why right away.” As we walked up the fairway, him to his disc out in the open, me to mine depressingly kicked off into the woods, we both turned around.  At first I didn’t …

View Post

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 think, “wow, I hate this …

View Post

Just the Tip – Bag Swap

Many of us are quite attached to our discs.  Ask our significant others and they might say our relationship is a bit too close.  Some would even say that we like our discs more than we like them (a possible reason I’m single, I’ll admit).  As a friend of my six year old niece might say, “If you like them …

View Post

Just the Tip – Aim Small, Miss Small

If the guys who train snipers for the military have a piece of advice for me on accuracy, I’m not only going to pay attention, I’m going to take that advice.  Those guys don’t get second chances.  They don’t get to miss.  When the stakes are high and lives are on the line, they follow a simple mantra.  Aim small, …

View Post

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 talk about how to get …