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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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GBO Wrap Up Part 1

Unless you are reading this blog for the first time, you know that I just got back from attending the 2015 Glass Blown Open in Emporia Kansas.  Months of daily preparation culminated in this little midwestern town.  After an incredibly fast week, and a few days to reflect on the experience, I’ve come up with a pretty good list of …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Try Something New

Normally, when I tell a non disc golfer about disc golf, I often get polite yet insincere responses.  Things like, “Oh yeah, I think I’ve seen that before.  It looks like fun.” or “I’ve always wanted to try that, we should go play some time.”.  The problem is that those things never, ever pan out.  Feeling obligated to make polite …

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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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Road to the GBO – ZERO Days to Go!!!

After 4 months of writing updates, daily practice, constant day dreaming, and posting incessantly on social media about my preparation for the GBO, the big day is here!  I get in the car and head for Emporia later on today! When I started this journey, I had one goal.  I wanted to roll into Emporia knowing that I had done …

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Road to the GBO – Why Are You on the Road?

In one week, just 7 days, I’ll be packing the car and heading to Emporia, Kansas for the 13th annual Glass Blown Open. If you’ve been following along on Facebook, you’ve noticed that I’ve been struggling with my performance lately.  Not only have I not been improving as of late, I’ve actually gone backwards in several areas.  I’m guessing most …

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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 …

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Road to the GBO – Putting the Bag on Lockdown

  I had a girlfriend once that didn’t let me have the TV remote when we watched TV.  It wasn’t because I channel surfed.  It wasn’t because I wanted to watch things she didn’t.  It’s because I’m a tinkerer.  Regardless of how good the picture actually was, I would constantly pull up the menu and fiddle with the settings.  Always trying …

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Road to the GBO – Spring Tune Up

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!!!  It’s finally here!  Happy spring everyone!!! OK, so we still have some cold and crappy days to deal with (a couple came this week), but we are finally putting winter in our rear view mirrors.  One week ago today was the official first day of spring.  I can’t wait for indoor putting …

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Road to the GBO – Disc Golf Deadline

3 months straight.  That’s how long I’ve been training daily in an effort to ready myself for the 2015 Glass Blown Open.  I’m slated to arrive in Emporia on April 26, which means I’ve got 6 weeks left to prepare. It’s been 12 weeks of working out, meditating, practicing putting, studying up on the mental game, field work when possible, …