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Old 05-16-2012, 03:27 AM
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So, my daughter is starting to show alot more interest in the game. She was out practicing on the field with me today. I let her try some of my understable plastic. Her favorite disc was my 168 Core.

Her bag will be

150 dx leopard
150 pro tl
175 mrv
175 dx spider(pretty beat in)

She was having some success with my 164 TL, so I think the 150 might serve her well. Also, I'm sure she will be throwing my core(may have to get one for her) Her max distance was around 140'.

I am going to be playing LHBH to level the playing field and keep it fun for her. I've been wanting to work on it anyways,so I thought this would be a fun way to do it. I probably only throw about 150 lefty,but I am naturally a lefty, so I'm curious if I can pick it up.

They are having a women's only tournament in Sept, and she wants to play in it. I thought it would be cool if I can get her dad to caddy for her.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:12 AM
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How old is your daughter? If she's super young (or I guess age doesn't really matter), losing in a competition may damage her motivation to play so early.

But forget all that:

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Where in the crap did you get that?!?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:17 AM
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She's 13. Unfortunately she inherited my super competitive gene. She's played with me before, she enjoys it. In the past she has played from my drives.

My husband actually found the disc and called the guy. He said "that crappy disc? Thanks for calling, but I don't want it back"
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:06 AM
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That's awesome. Just another way for you and your daughter to spend quality time together.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:06 AM
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my daughter is only 3 so i have a while before we get to that point but i do look forward to a lot of quality time spent on the course with her if she wants.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:43 AM
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:02 AM
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Very cool I found this sport too late and my older (16, 20, 23) daughters think it's dumb.

As for the competition - if she's naturally competitive - go for it. You've got time for her to improve or maybe even get another friend involved. We need to get more females in the sport.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:44 AM
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My 13 year old daughter played her first 2 tournaments over the last 2 weekends. She loves it, although the pace for the global women's tournament didn't appeal to her too much.

She only throws mids right now from a standstill - trying to get that down before we work any kind of run up in. If she throws level, she can get it out about 130-150 with a Buzzz SS. She throws an MVP Vector, a DX Roc, and the Buzzz SS.
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Keep it fun. Make sure to point out that when she is in the tourney, she is competeing against herself and not to worry about placement. Some of the values that I want to impart on my son are to be the best you can be, whether disc golf or something else and enjoy what you do. Sometimes when players are too competetive, it can crowd out these values.
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Keep it fun. Make sure to point out that when she is in the tourney, she is competeing against herself and not to worry about placement. Some of the values that I want to impart on my son are to be the best you can be, whether disc golf or something else and enjoy what you do. Sometimes when players are too competetive, it can crowd out these values.
I tell my 13 year old daughter exactly that. Followed by "but if you're not gonna win, why bother."

Seriously though. She plays tournaments and sometimes wins and is often dead last. She tries to do her best and sometimes that's enough. She's playing in worlds this year and may be 3 of 3, but she'll have a good time.

9 out 10 of her throws are with a 165 Panther. She also carries a 150 Leopard and she putts with a Wedge.
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