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Old 03-22-2016, 09:43 PM
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I play lots of courses, some more than others. I'm playing a tournament at a course (which I personally know from hole 1 to hole 22) not only difficult but physically taxing. I'm friends with the course designer and we've played it many times while he was developing it. I wreck that course.
Why do I have so much trouble at way more open courses that have lots of less trees? Driving distance is not the issue.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:46 PM
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I play lots of courses, some more than others. I'm playing a tournament at a course (which I personally know from hole 1 to hole 22) not only difficult but physically taxing. I'm friends with the course designer and we've played it many times while he was developing it. I wreck that course.
Why do I have so much trouble at way more open courses that have lots of less trees? Driving distance is not the issue.
Please advise
Because I've played it enough to know what disc/line to throw on each hole? Not necessarily because I shot 5 birdies in a row, 3 of them lines that the course designer didn't know existed. It's not just knowing the course.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:47 PM
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He turned his head on my drive but then we walk up and he's like "WTF?"
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:34 PM
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:44 PM
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When you are used to playing a wooded course and then play an open course, it can cause a lack of concentration. You let your guard down knowing you don't have to be as exact with your lines. Also, wind doesn't have as much affect on wooded courses.
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:44 PM
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As with any sport, there is a mental aspect. Sounds like you are holding yourself back.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:39 AM
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I'm gonna guess it's confidence.
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I had the same thing happen at my first points series tournament of the year. We played a newly installed course on bolf property, and many of the holes were wide open and long. For me, I think a lot of it was a lack of concentration on upshots. I was leaving myself a bunch of 40' putts that, had I thrown the same distance from the tee at a short course, would otherwise be parked.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:06 AM
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See I had the opposite problem.... my home course which I learned to play on, has a lot of really open shots; I'd get to a wooded course and be screwed.

I'd also say you may let your guard down mentally. When I'm on an open hole, I try to picture a line of trees around where I want to throw, leading towards the basket, as if it was a densely wooded hole.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:13 AM
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I had this problem until I stopped playing each hole, and started playing the shot, if that makes sense. I used to know what disc I wanted to throw, and I'd have it out ready to go on my home courses. I stopped doing that. Now I'll walk to the tee, or my shot, and take a second to assess the shot before even deciding. I'll decide what line I want, and then I'll choose my disc based on that. I'm also pretty lucky to have decent, and 1 "championship" course within 15 minutes of my house, all offering something a bit different, wooded, open, mix, etc. I also think field work helped with this. Instead of know what disc does what on a hole, I know what a disc does out of my hand.
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