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Old 07-09-2009, 05:06 AM
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heres a little game ive started playing recently to help out my recovery shot abilities, and my overall game in the long run. try it a time or two and you'll see why.

Start off by throwing 3 drives

Then take the worst of the 3 drives and play from there.

repeat this process throughout the whole round, see how much your score differs from your average


if you have a little bit of extra time i encourage you to try this out, it has really helped me to increase my accuracy on my drives and recovery shots...and its definitely made some of those bad drives seem "not so bad" because im more confident that i can get out of the $hit with more ease...

if you have a lot of time you can do this with every single shot you take, and as the original rules go take your worst shot....challenge yourself to score as close to your average as possible....do this a couple times and youll definitely see a difference...or at least i did, figured id pass on the knowledge

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Old 07-09-2009, 05:53 AM
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Not a bad idea at all. I've been throwing my Buzzz at the ground lately, so maybe doing that will get me more comfortable and accurate with it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:02 AM
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ive told several of the guys i play with about it, and a couple of them have tried it too and hey it works....and even if it didnt help you, it wouldnt hurt anything...
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:39 AM
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terrific idea. the only downside would be crowds, which I often have to deal with at the home courses.
still, I am itching to give this a try, as I will have a few weeks to disc by myself after returning from china (no dg here!) and going back to college.

cheers to this game.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:28 AM
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Sounds like a good idea. Do you get three tries at your recovery shot...I might need them. I will try this next time I play.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:26 AM
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I do this all the time, it works great. I only do the 3 shots on my drive (not subsequent shots). Usually I have no problem keeping ahead of other people on my home course since I'm often solo and they're in groups.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:33 AM
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I can see how it would improve your drives also, as you wouldn't want a bad drive to shoot from.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:19 AM
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Not a bad idea. I've done similar things in the past, but never with the intention of playing the worst one. If the course isn't crowded I'll throw 2-4 and play them all out. Focusing on the worst isn't a bad idea though. Approaches and recoveries would get much better...not to mention the extra driving practice!
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:42 AM
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I've done this with best shot doubles, just playing for fun with a friend. We both throw one disc, then take the bad one. On my own I've thrown a few then walk to each and upshot from there. I don't keep score as it's just practice, and usually can only do this if I have the course to myself.
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That sounds like a great idea. I will have to try that next time I am out by myself.
I think I could use the practice on recovery shots.
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