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Old 05-21-2013, 10:53 PM
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I have a friend trying to instill that same attitude in me actually.

If someone hasn't practiced a course and during a tourney they ask her 'what does this hole do'? She just says 'I haven't really played here much' even if it's her home course.

If a player doesn't know they get casual relief from a ditch holding water on a course, she is not about to tell them, she lets them climb down in it.

I mean, she is there to win. Those other girls in a tourney are not her friend, she wants to beat them. I don't know, sometimes I think I need a little more of that, b/c I have managed to throw away leads in my last 2 tourneys.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:00 PM
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And don't even ask, if you throw a dark or black disc into the schule...she is not helping you...."You're on your own" as she would say.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:02 PM
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:05 PM
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It's kind of funny reading this thread and seeing what works for different people. Personally, while, I don't agree with everything TB Elvis has said, his approach is what I use when I'm actually competing. However, most of my rounds are casual, hang-out type rounds, or solo "let's try some stupid sh!t and see if I can find a new approach to this hole" type practice rounds. If we're just playing for fun I don't want to be a drag and enforce every little rule. On the other hand if we're playing for money, discs, or beer I'm going to be way more serious about things. Personally, I have fun playing either way.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:12 PM
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If someone hasn't practiced a course and during a tourney they ask her 'what does this hole do'? She just says 'I haven't really played here much' even if it's her home course. If a player doesn't know they get casual relief from a ditch holding water on a course, she is not about to tell them, she lets them climb down in it. And don't even ask, if you throw a dark or black disc into the schule...she is not helping you...."You're on your own" as she would say.
Don't go down her path. She sounds like a rather poor sportswoman. I'll tell you the basics of a hole all day long, and then throw a better shot than you. No need to lie. Failing to help someone look is a courtesy violation, and it seems like not telling someone a rule would be as well. I'm not trying to pick on your friend, I know plenty of people like her, and my comments are more about this category of person in general. People who have to enforce every nitpicky rule on everyone around them, but then don't follow the rules themselves in order to gain competitive advantage. They're fun to beat, as it usually results in a temper tantrum, or at least some serious whining. Either one makes me laugh on the inside. Plus they run out of playing partners quickly, as their abrasive attitude wears on all around them. You can develop a "killer attitude" without being a jerk to everyone around you.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:12 PM
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I positively think my next shot will be good. The only reason I pay attention to my opponent's game is to know when it's my turn to shoot.

The next shot is the only one that I have any influence over, so it's the only one that matters.

The score will be added up after the last hole.

I base the quality of my round on how I played. If I win, great. If I played well and still lose, I congratulate my opponent for a good round.

Having an "attitude" toward others can suck the fun out of the game.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:16 PM
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RIGHT ON BRO!

*and honestly, you can enjoy whatever mental attitude while playing disc golf, but this one has helped me to have success against my peers.
How many world championships do you have?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:40 PM
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I find myself playing serious rounds one throw at a time. Just. One. Throw. And then another. My mental game consists of this throw only. And once its thrown its dismissed and done. If its good, good. If not, then not. Then I focus on the next one. If I'm able to keep that mental game through the whole round. I usually do well. My scores climb when I start thinking about what I should have done, or I try to outdo my cardmates throws. I don't think.positive, I try not to think much at all beyond executing this shot right here.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:45 PM
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Yeah, staying in the present is really important.

There is a thing I read in my Zen Golf book about getting rid of negative thoughts. The author suggests you make a mark on your scorecard everytime you have a negative thought, that way you're aware you're doing it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:50 PM
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I'm always super positive when I play (excepting 10-15 second sulking on truly bad shots) and make it my primary goal to enjoy myself and ensure my cardmates leave the round having had a good time. If I'm not out there to enjoy myself and escape the 50 hour work week than what am I doing on the course?
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