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View Poll Results: How do you practice the day before a tournament?
Play a regular round at your favorite local course. 12 12.24%
Play a round at the course the tournament will be at. 30 30.61%
Throw in a field and practice putting. 15 15.31%
Putting practice only. 16 16.33%
Do nothing disc golf related. 25 25.51%
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:11 PM
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What do you do the day before a tournament?

Just wondering how everyone gets ready practice wise, the day before a tournament. Do you field practice and putt, do you play a regular round?
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:18 PM
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It depends on the course and the tournament. Usually it's a far enough drive that playing the day before isn't an option. Instead, I'll try to see the course the weekend before if possible.

In general, weekday rounds are a little hit or miss for me, so especially for Saturday tournaments, I'm not doing much DG related at all the day before.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:25 PM
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Usually I try to play the course one or two weekends before, I'm probably not going to have time for a round the week of the tournament. Day before, I try not to play too much. I will definitely practice putting for a while, and play an easy pitch-and-putt course or just do some light field work.

Big thing for me is to throw a few shot styles I haven't thrown in a while, in case I need them. Rollers, grenades, thumbers, etc.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:28 PM
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Usually I try to play the course one or two weekends before, I'm probably not going to have time for a round the week of the tournament. Day before, I try not to play too much. I will definitely practice putting for a while, and play an easy pitch-and-putt course or just do some light field work.

Big thing for me is to throw a few shot styles I haven't thrown in a while, in case I need them. Rollers, grenades, thumbers, etc.
Bingo.

I always try to dust off the OAT from my FH approaches.
I love just flicking at the basket but man does it get ugly after not doing it for a few weeks.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:32 PM
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I try my hardest to limit my beer drinking
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:41 PM
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Play a few holes on the tournament course and walk the course finding where not to be and practicing up shots shots from where my tee shots should land and not land. Elevation is tricky for me due to playing on flat courses most of the year so upshots are crucial if the are elevated.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:42 PM
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day of rest the day before...and I usually try to get to the course before the player sign in, and get a quick round in...
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:47 PM
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Hydration and nutrition. That's all I worry about the day before a tournament. If I have some time to play a bit, great, but odds are I wont.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:49 PM
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WElllll in years past I used to get black outish drunk the night before, show up late finishing a bloody mary and wing it hoping for the best. Sometimes it actually worked pretty well and others well... Not so much. Now depending on where the course is (I don't like traveling the morning of unless I have to) I try to get a light round in or at least play some tiki. Limit the drinking and get to bed early. That being said I still show up with a bloody mary (you know for the nerves HA) warm up and Go! I do miss the days of getting smashed the night before North Cack style!!
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Depends. Definitely throwing and putting unless the tournament is close enough that I dont mind make a trip twice, then I'll play a round
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