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Old 08-19-2014, 08:56 PM
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I'm 65 and hit 320' or better occasionally. On the courses I usually play, 280' with accuracy beats a wild 320+' on most holes. If you can approach & putt, 260-280' will make you competitive in Intermediate.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:46 PM
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Light discs are your friend. You'd be amazed how far you can throw those things with great form and finesse.

I'll fourth this.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:41 AM
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many people in the 60+ range in Va give me a run for my money. I'm 51 and can get the disc out to 350ft. I wasn't throwing that far in my 40's. I just changed a little bit of my form and got good results. And I rarely practice and refuse to stretch.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:28 AM
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Kodak moment....

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Old 08-20-2014, 11:35 AM
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:26 PM
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Hysell's got game
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:36 PM
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You're still very new at 2 months. Some distance will come but unfortunately most DGers don't get much past 350. You'll find folks on here are the exception not the norm.

Focus on smooth form with late acceleration and getting the nose down.

Just for full disclosure - I'm 54 and just recently broke 300 on good throws.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:36 PM
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I am 46 and throw further now than years ago. Form and faster discs that have come out over the years has made the difference for me. However, not just fast discs without form.

A lot of players older than me prefer to forehand drives. If you are a new player who has not tried to forehand, start today.
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:19 PM
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My buddy is 60+ and he competes and wins in Masters and Grand Master events with probably an average drive of 275'. He can hit 300+ with the right tail wind, downhill or occasional spectacular throw. Work on form, get what you can out of your drive, and then be accurate with approaches and putts. For most of us it is about fun, not winning some long *ss tourney on a hot summer day. Just enjoy.
I play with this clown that sloppydisc is referring to very often. I can easily outdrive him by 100'-150' regularly, but our matches are typically very tight he often wins due to his secondary shots and putting. In the end, working on it will get results.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:43 AM
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Keep at it and the improvement will come. Watch videos, ask advice, search and read the forums and you will get better.
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