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Old 11-21-2012, 05:19 PM
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Welcome to practically every round I play @brengroll terrace.

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:26 PM
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Bowling? That's an indoor sport.
Part of the reason why I play is to spend more time outside.
Disc golf is my daily meditation.
If a bad round makes you want to quit, you're doing it wrong.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:51 PM
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I had one of those on Monday. I was doing a "practice round", which is where I throw three discs from the tee and play each of them as a separate score. One with a Pure, one with a Comet, and one with the disc of my choice (a FLX Buzzz this week). I double bogeyed all three on the first hole, which is about a 200' ace run, and I knew I was in for a long day. The rest of the round was nothing but missed putts, awkward drives, rollaways, chain outs, and wind. I put the Comet on a beautiful anhyzer line for what looked like an ace run, but it found a 2" wide tree at the last possible second and dropped like a stone (I'm surprised it didn't roll into the lake). Then I turned over the Pure and Comet like crazy on the final hole and realized that I was throwing too hard. So I relaxed and drove a beauty with the Buzzz that was immediately knocked down by some wind. I felt like I was relaxed enough though, so I kept going... And proceeded to miss at least four easy putts on that hole.

Despite all of that though, I didn't think even once that I wanted to quit this game. I quit for the rest of the day, but I'll be back out again as soon as I get a chance. It's not about the score. It's about getting out there, and it's about what you learn. I learned (much too late) that I overcompensate when everything goes wrong. If I just relax I might have a chance... Or miss four easy putts.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:21 PM
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Bowling? That's an indoor sport.
Part of the reason why I play is to spend more time outside.
Disc golf is my daily meditation.
If a bad round makes you want to quit, you're doing it wrong.


I've spent so much time outside this fall, in all kinds of weather. Beneficial.

One shot at a time works for me. A crap drive opens the possibility for an amazing approach shot.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:05 PM
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I am too cheap to give up disc golf for bowling. The beer costs alone might bankrupt me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:48 PM
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A crap drive opens the possibility for an amazing approach shot.
Story of my life right there. When you can't drive or putt for crap it helps to have a good approach game.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:21 AM
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I've had plenty rough days on courses, but have found that those are usually the days that I learn something useful to my game. 2 weeks ago I had one of the best discin days in my short time of throwing, the next day was the worst. I realised that, just like in bowling, you have to stay relaxed. The more upset you get, the worse you throw. I'm 5'9" 165lbs, and I'm not letting a 170g piece of plastic kick my butt!
Learn from the bad days, you'll have much more fun on the good ones!
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:39 AM
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I've had some awful games bowling, to the point I told myself I should pickup disc golf.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:44 AM
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My last tournament I held on to my Hornet too long and went ob and threw my putter went ob again got a triple bogey
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:28 AM
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Story of my life right there. When you can't drive or putt for crap it helps to have a good approach game.
I can relate to this! Plus as Monkeypaws referred to, a bad shot is just a great recovery waiting to happen. I've had one shot really change a round. Sometimes you can really feel the momentum, good or bad, out there.
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