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Old 05-15-2009, 08:28 AM
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How do you practice?

I cannot practice drives in my yard but have been working on putting and midrange throws lately.

I imagine drives are best done in an open field, the closest park has all the fields closed unfortunately so my only practice comes at the course.

For midrange I like to set up the practice basket to where I have several lines of approach. I basically do lay-up training by trying difficult, usually blind shots from different angles.

The goal obviously is to get within putting range. Basically it is like starting from your second shot ranging anywhere from 60-150'

My putting practice is either PP360 or just random throws from different distances.

If I am not playing 360 I will throw all my putters from a far distance...40-50' and if they do not go in I pick them up and relocate to another difficult position. I do this until they are all in.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:43 AM
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When I throw drivers, I'll use two targets. Usually my bag and a cooler. Then I'll try different shots all aiming to land as close to the target as possible.

For putting I have two foam covered pipes on portable stands that I putt at.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:45 AM
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Oh good idea aiming at something! Will have to try that.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:21 AM
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My putting practice is either PP360 or just random throws from different distances.
Same here on the putting, PP360 and various distances with focus being on the 20-30ft range.

For throwing, open field practice is great, and very beneficial.

Having targets to throw at is very helpful.
Also, try throwing different lines. Pick a line and learn to make it happen.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:29 AM
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I usually practice on a football field. I stand between the uprights on one end and try to land my throws between the uprights on the other side of the field. Right now I can only reach with my X-Cal so I try to land all my other shots right in the center of the field between the hash-marks.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:31 AM
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Yeah I would love a marked football field, that would be heavenly....it is so hard to judge how far your throws are unmarked.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:41 AM
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Since there aren't any marked football fields I generally throw from a baseball field, its about 350 dead center so I throw a little behind home plate. I focus more on form and release then general power. Its also a great area to practice rollers and what not, since your not going to lose any discs since its completely enclosed.

As a person who has left discs behind I would HIGHLY recommend counting the number of discs before you start practicing, then once you are finished count them again. This will prevent you from the heartache you might receive next time you go out and play a round.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:58 AM
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My first time practicing I went to the local Highschool football field. Unbeknownst to me they have an irrigation set up there. About 1/2 an hour after I start, I notice that me shoes are getting wet. By the time I figured out what was going on I was in water up to my ankles.

Soccer fields with their netted goals work OK if the netting is fine enough. My office is near a new soccer park and I have gone there at lunch to try new discs.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:59 AM
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For drives I throw an old soccer field and try to get it in the goal or atleast between the goal posts. I have a skill shot net that I practice my midrange and putting on. I always have it in my car so I can break it out anywhere.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:18 AM
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For drives I throw an old soccer field and try to get it in the goal or atleast between the goal posts. I have a skill shot net that I practice my midrange and putting on. I always have it in my car so I can break it out anywhere.
Deja vu, except I have my cheap instep instead of skill shot
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