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Old 05-30-2013, 05:38 PM
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I don't see why a person can't focus and have fun at the same time. I'll joke all round long until it is time to take my shot, then I go into my routine and focus and then throw the shot. Then it's back to joking around. If a person has to be super focused the whole round to play well they should probably work on their mental game and learn how to switch between focusing and relaxing. There is a lot of downtime in DG where you are standing around and it seems like it would be really unenjoyable to try and stay focused during all that standing around.
I agree, and this is how I most enjoy the round and do my best. But it's not easy for everyone, I dig that, and I try to get a feel for when guys are like that, have to keep the laser focus going full-on throughout the round, and try to leave them be. I like when these types wear earbuds, so I know not to get chatty....but I'm gonna do my thing, within the rules.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:15 PM
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I don't see why a person can't focus and have fun at the same time. I'll joke all round long until it is time to take my shot, then I go into my routine and focus and then throw the shot. Then it's back to joking around. If a person has to be super focused the whole round to play well they should probably work on their mental game and learn how to switch between focusing and relaxing. There is a lot of downtime in DG where you are standing around and it seems like it would be really unenjoyable to try and stay focused during all that standing around.
I agree with this mentality. I would argue that you are better prepared for the unexpected if you are able to jump into your game as opposed to laser focus the entire time. When I'm playing "fun rounds" I'm still practicing. I intentionally don't wave people off behind the basket or wait for the car to get out of sight because you never know what will happen in tourney play.

This also allows me to brush off bad shots easier because I'm able to fully "reset" every shot.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:21 PM
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Has the OP ever even competed in a disc golf tournament? I did a little looking and I can't find any record of him doing so. He doesn't have a PDGA number.
did you look under Mud Stuffin?
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:10 PM
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There is a huge difference between mental attitude and talent, and you are all missing that point.

If my average drive on a long, wide open course is 300', and yours is 450', then it is not because of your mental attitude that you would win most rounds. But the mental attitude to clamp own on every shot, to play the course to your full potential, and cut out every inch possible to compete, while the other guy has the Beaky Buzzard mentality, then is goofing off, seeing how far he can throw his Pig with a heavy backwind, and you beat this person, then that is a mental attitude win. If you force a person with more talent have to buckle down and focus to beat you, then you are doing it right. Then you should wipe the floor with people of equal talent.

But this whole, the OP means be a jerk, we all need to chill out on Bob Marley Tea crap is exactly why you guys lose to people of equal talent than you.

Have to disagree on your arguments. Disc golf, like golf is a game of mechanics, people don't just throw 400 ft out of raw talent, they have to have proper form, release, and body mechanics, all of which are made increasingly difficult if you have a chip on your shoulder, mentality and stress effects things like heart rate and agitation, which can throw off your timing and control. Believe me, I get way too discouraged too easily, and it shows with my playing, the more frustrated I get the worse I get. Putting especially you need to have a calm and collected manner, all of the best long birdies, and the one short ace I've had have come one days where I was relaxed. Look at Ken Climo, I remember seeing him say in a video, don't worry about the other players, always look at your round as if your playing against the course itself so you don't pressure yourself and take unnecessary risks.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:56 PM
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But this whole, the OP means be a jerk, we all need to chill out on Bob Marley Tea crap is exactly why you guys lose to people of equal talent than you.

I agree with the post above me, calm is focused. And I don't drink that tea, I prefer the herbal remedies. Lets play a round, watch me beat you with my cool, calm, relaxed, and collected demeanor.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:23 PM
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I've always seen the ego as the most despicable quality of man. It is the ego that convinces someone to put their own feelings above that of another person. I wouldn't be far off to say the ego is the root cause of all the unnatural problems on the entire planet Earth.

It peeves me to no end that some ego-maniac, who swears he's always going to make every putt, is at an advantage to me, a realist who knows the real potential outcomes.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:32 PM
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:42 AM
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:46 AM
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The OP has competed in a LOT of disc golf tournaments.
Yes, I have, thanks for noticing
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:54 AM
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two things

I love watching another player make a great shot, even when I'm trying to win.

I need to see a therapist about my putting.
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