Old 08-03-2013, 09:03 PM
davetherocketguy's Avatar
davetherocketguy davetherocketguy is offline
* Ace Member *
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Southwest Michigan
Years Playing: 15.1
Courses Played: 86
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,584
Niced 1,501 Times in 628 Posts
Default Donno what's gotten into me lately but...COMPETITION!

I've played DG off and on for years on a very inconsistent basis to say the least. I've even taken years off between rounds just because of work and family commitments. Up until very recently, I had little to no interest in competition via DG ever but now today I think I have my very clearest example of the DG assassin I want to be really bad. It's really weird and I sorta like it.

Today I played my brother and my son at a little nine holer. After a round of singles being all laid back I told them they could play best shot doubles against me and I could still beat them. I normally score about a 30 or so at this course. Today, they scored a 28 and I did a 26.

Another example is in our new league at Flaherty park we normally play 18 holes of singles and then 9 holes of doubles. This week we had nine players so we did 3 groups of three which was actually kind of fun. I got paired up with two guys that were not playing very well at all and they thought the three of us were going to loose. Nope. I wasn't going to let that happen. I nailed a 70' putt for bird on the second hole and then it was on...we ended up tied for first at 4 under.

There are other examples but I won't bore you with the details.

Now I am thinking about spending all of next year just working on form issues I have (of which there are many) and going to play in the Am worlds in Battle Creek, MI in 2015. It's like, give me a challenge like that and all of the sudden I start playing above my head. Just wondering has anyone else has caught the competition bug like this?
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Basshunter's Avatar
Basshunter Basshunter is offline
Birdie Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Conway, MA
Years Playing: 6.5
Courses Played: 9
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 287
Niced 3 Times in 3 Posts

My DG skills are not quite ready for my super competitive nature to kick in yet but I know the feeling. Good luck to you as you embarrass yourself at first only to become a drastically better player for it.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2013, 09:40 PM
Halcón's Avatar
Halcón Halcón is offline
Free at Last
Join Date: Jul 2012
Years Playing: 8.4
Courses Played: 1
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 11,946
Niced 1,141 Times in 584 Posts

Basshunter, it's never too soon to compete at an entry level. If you got the itch, go ahead and enter a tourney in the Rec division. You might be surprsed by how well you do.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2013, 11:32 PM
zugthug1705's Avatar
zugthug1705 zugthug1705 is offline
Par Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southwest OH
Years Playing: 10.3
Courses Played: 21
Posts: 152
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts

Originally Posted by BigSky View Post
Basshunter, it's never too soon to compete at an entry level. If you got the itch, go ahead and enter a tourney in the Rec division. You might be surprsed by how well you do.
This. I played in a doubles tournament in the rec division when I was fairly new (I didn't own a single mid- or putter) and placed 9th outta 10 teams. But I learned so much in that moment that when I played in my first singles tournament a few months later, I knew how to approach my round, mentally.

It was a one-disc wonder and I was throwing a Buzzz by then. Not only did I end up in first place in rec., I won by about 6 strokes. I love the atmosphere when the competition is turned up!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 05:00 AM
FriedInTheDesert's Avatar
FriedInTheDesert FriedInTheDesert is offline
Birdie Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Phoenix
Courses Played: 17
Posts: 309
Niced 3 Times in 3 Posts

Dukin' it out on the course. There's no place I'd rather be.

My favorite scenerio is a competitive respectful group.

Last edited by FriedInTheDesert; 08-04-2013 at 05:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 05:06 AM
B3NDER's Avatar
B3NDER B3NDER is offline
Bending Rodriguez
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Your Mother's
Years Playing: 14.3
Courses Played: 120
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 6,073
Niced 9 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to B3NDER

I've yet to play in any sort of tournament, but I believe it's for the best. Don't need anyone's ego getting crushed....

Like mine....
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 06:48 AM
Time2Shine Time2Shine is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 87
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts

Im getting ready to compete vs the best.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 07:38 AM
Rolex81's Avatar
Rolex81 Rolex81 is offline
The Perpetual Putter
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gaffney, SC
Years Playing: 7
Courses Played: 31
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 102
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts

I've played several tournaments since I started playing. Played rec in the first and got smashed by people playing down(which is going to happen). So I decided to practice more and try to improve. I've played intermediate my last few tourneys and been within a few shots of the top guys each time. Feels good.

Good to see you can rise above your teammates being negative about the possible outcome and pull them up out of it. I need to work on that because it drags me down because I get frustrated with having to listen to that. Might just start playing with headphones like I've seen some do.
Reply With Quote

Old 08-04-2013, 08:14 AM
Terry 44's Avatar
Terry 44 Terry 44 is offline
Birdie Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Midtown Memphis
Years Playing: 26.3
Courses Played: 53
Posts: 384
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts

It's a mindset, some people play well under pressure. You sir are one of the ones who will probably do well. I on the other hand crack like a bad egg under the full weight of my insecurities. I am currently looking for a good disc golf psychiatrist, if you know of one please PM me......
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skills Competition jcarroll General Disc Golf Chat 22 07-28-2012 01:11 AM
Competition Rule 3.3 (11) jenb Tournaments & Leagues 82 07-31-2011 09:46 PM
Team Competition in SC Sadjo Tournaments & Leagues 28 02-14-2011 08:24 AM
Looking for a competition bag native_nic Bags / Carts / Straps / Tags 2 02-12-2011 10:31 PM
Competition insert solomon.trenton The Marketplace 0 08-04-2009 07:48 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.