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Old 11-30-2013, 03:08 PM
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Inconsistencies

Hey guys,

Lately my playing has been really inconsistent. One day I will be throwing straight down the fair way and hitting all the puts and the next I will grip lock almost every drive. Does anyone have suggestions on how I can get more consistent when I play? I'm just getting really frustrated
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:12 PM
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Slow down, and relax. Try and be smooth. This happened to me on my last round on Thursday. I hadn't played in so long that I was trying to be a hero on every throw. By hole 17 I woke up, and slowed down and relaxed, and had my best few throws of the round on 17, and 18.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:01 PM
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The only thing I'm consistent at is being inconsistent.

Slowing down, smoothing it out and relaxing are good ideas. If it gets too frustrating that's the time to take a week or more off.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:42 PM
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I feel the only thing to help with consistency is practice. On the course and out in the field.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:19 PM
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Take a mid range and a putter, or just the putter and go play a couple rounds. Takes the pressure off, how are you supposed to shoot your best rounds with those? Makes it fun and you really get to know your discs and what they will do, consistently.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:29 PM
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Throw Comets.

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Old 11-30-2013, 05:34 PM
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Take a mid range and a putter, or just the putter and go play a couple rounds. Takes the pressure off, how are you supposed to shoot your best rounds with those? Makes it fun and you really get to know your discs and what they will do, consistently.
And to build off this solid advice...

When my game starts to go in the tank, I'll resist the temptation to unleash the epic shot and throw a nice / smooth / relaxed shot with the familiar midrange or putter. Amazing what being in the fairway will do for your state of mind.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:27 PM
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To take that a step farther, I've concocted an elaborate plan that's gonna take some time. But I think in the end, I'll be a much better player. For my next 10 rounds, I'm taking nothing but my putters. The next 10 rounds, I'm only going to add a stable mid (Warship.) The following 10 rounds, I'll throw in my over stable and understable mids. For 10 rounds after that, I'll add a stable fairway driver. 10 more rounds after with added over and understable fairways. Then 10 rounds with a stable driver. Then finally 10 rounds with everything. See the pattern. Yeah I know that's a lot of rounds. But oh well. There is a method to my madness. It's something I've put a lot of thought into and I'm a disc golf geek. So be it! Lol
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:53 PM
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70 rounds of patience!
70 rounds of big picture thinking!
70 rounds of simplicity!
70 rounds of technique!
70 rounds of learning you probably have twice as many discs as you really need!

I commend your efforts.

I do similar conceptual games. One putter US mid. One putter stable mid. And so on. I haven't thrown a driver over speed 9 in over two months. And am holding out until June-ish.

Discipline!
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:03 PM
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I feel the only thing to help with consistency is practice. On the course and out in the field.
As I say to myself after a bad throw or bad round "That's nothing that a few thousand practice throws can't fix."
This Winter, I'm concentrating on field time to gain the elusive consistency and accuracy. I hope to smooth out my full-power throw by dissecting and recreating my run-up and release.
I'm a few hundred throws in to my goal of "a few thousand", but I fully aim to come out of my few thousand with a better, smoother, more consistent motion.

Take it from me, when you get frustrated enough, you'll put in some field time.
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