Two Simple Steps to Incredibly Effective Disc Golf Practice

Go Practice…

I talk about it obsessively. The pros insist on it. Everywhere you look, anyone that gives advice about getting better at anything, disc golf included, extols the virtues of diligent practice. That’s great advice. But to be honest, it’s also severely lacking. Those of us advising consistent practice often leave important details out. In many cases our advice to go practice can even do more harm than good.

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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

Just the Tip – Ease Up Into the Wind

wind tree

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Road to the GBO – Taking the Field Out of Field Work

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 … Read more

Just the Tip – Every Rep Counts

I hear people all the time talking about “knocking out” a certain number of practice putts.  They “got in” X number of throws out in the field.  They are quite proud of being able to get in a practice round in under so many minutes. First, I’m not here to knock anyone that is practicing … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more