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In every hobby/sport/skill that I've done in the past there is always the 99% you should focus on, and the 1% that most everyone (especially new people) focus on.

I haven't quite honed in on that in disc golf yet.

Is DG the unicorn that doesn't have this?
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:44 PM
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99% you should focus on: learning to swing and throw from your plant leg.

1% that new players focus on: throwing hard or buying plastic.

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In every hobby/sport/skill that I've done in the past there is always the 99% you should focus on, and the 1% that most everyone (especially new people) focus on.



I haven't quite honed in on that in disc golf yet.



Is DG the unicorn that doesn't have this?
Throwing far is that 1% that most focus on

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Throwing a 200 foot line drive with decent accuracy.

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Old 11-25-2020, 01:12 PM
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Putt for dough, drive for show.

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Old 11-25-2020, 01:18 PM
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I was thinking about this the other day. When I started, we went out and had a blast. We were not consumed with the plight of immediate success and improvement. Of course, we did not have the interwebz, social media or much access to instruction. Don't get me wrong, we were competitive, but the time spent with one another and the joy of the disc flight was enough. We spent years, stumbling upon improvement. I kind of laugh at many of the noobs here, weeks into their disc golf careers, looking for help to break 400'. Part of me wants to think they are missing out on a fantastic part of the journey.

Now ALL you kids get off my grass.

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When I started, we went out and had a blast. We were not consumed with the plight of immediate success and improvement. Of course, we did not have the interwebz, social media or much access to instruction..
Same here. It was 5 of us going out everyday at lunch trying to beat the one guy who introduced us to disc golf.

We bought our discs at the hardware store, carried 2 or 3 in our hand, and didn't think about replacing them unless we lost one.

I have no doubt I play better now than I did then, but boy did we have fun.

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I am still relatively new, but I would say putting is number one. A very close second would be being able to accurately throw different lines from about 100'-250'. Simple, deliberate lines that land at least vaguely where you intend. Learn the correct form for the swing, which can be hard and un-intuitive. Do this with the intention of slowly building up a swing, not with the intention of unlocking mega-distance.

Distance is built up over time. I think the 1% you are asking about is a lot of people have the opposite approach. They want to throw far because its cool, and they try to have huge distance without first having controlled technique.
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but the time spent with one another and the joy of the disc flight was enough.

This might be a better 99%. Shaving strokes off the card is fun, but if you lose sight of the joyful absurdity of throwing spinning plastic discs into metal chains...what's the point?

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Old 11-25-2020, 01:49 PM
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I have to keep reminding myself as I learn and work on improving....putting is the most important thing.

Anything else is just getting close enough to putt.

You can only throw 150 feet, consistently and accurate? Well that will get you to most baskets in two and now you are putting - don't miss the putt and you have par. Then as you get better, you are getting closer to the basket and can take chances on longer putts.

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