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Old 02-23-2011, 09:55 AM
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Does anyone have any good tips on how to improve driving accuracy. I have been playing a few more wooded, technical courses and am really struggling. Should I eliminated my run up completely or just step up? Should I practice throwing through narrow gaps at the park across the street? It seems like I hit every tree on the course. I just wondered if someone had some good advice on how to improve this part of my game.

I have been playing a little over three months. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:03 AM
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Tell me about your throwing style. Are the shots you are struggling with forehands or backhands? Are you hitting the right side of the gap or the left side? This is actually important because I can help you correct this.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:04 AM
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when i started, i didn't know how to throw backhand off the pad at all. it was a disaster every time. so i started throwing overhand shots every single time to try to make up for it. when my leg started to hurt all the time and i got sick of it, i learned to backhand from a standstill which is where i believe is the place to start. learn to throw standing still at the end of the pad so you reach back farther. i did this all summer and didn't start using an x-step until the early fall. i stand still on the end of the pad for short holes still. i went from only being able to throw about 150-200 feet off the end of the pad to 300-325 and almost 400 downhill

i believe standing still helps the player to think more about what the disc in his hand is doing as it comes out. the angle the nose and wing are at, the level at which its coming out. it's really a lot of repetition

i say all of this because i as well was about 3 months into my disc golf tenure when i decided i wanted to figure out what i was doing and ask for advice. keep playing and you will get to where you want to be if you work at it

also, what kind of discs are you throwing? say the hole is a straight line. what disc will you throw? a hole that banks off to the right? what about one that banks off to the left? say they are all about 250 feet
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:04 AM
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Practice, Practice, Practice
For me, on the technical holes I just remember to not worry about what it is going to hit so much as the line it's going to pull off....kind of like putting.
Remember to take it easy and not try to pull off anything impossible, throw slower discs, and a slower more controlled run-up may help if you don't feel comfortable elimainating it. An easy 3 is waaay better than a bad kick off of a tree that leaves you with a 4 or 5 so lay it up if neccesary.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:08 AM
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1.) Throw from a standstill / one step
2.) shorten your pull back and key you eye on the target
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:08 AM
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I like to not look at the hole Im trying to go through but rather a spot on the ground closer to me that if I throw over, it should be on target. Its easier to hit a target that is close than far away.

Also, I know a lot of newer players get the fastest drivers they can find and then have to crank on it to get it to go. Finding a disc that is in your ability to throw without needing to crush on it goes a long way toward accuracy.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:10 AM
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I must have missed the "playing for 3 months part"... starting from a standstill will be a good place to start like the others have said.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:11 AM
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I like to not look at the hole Im trying to go through but rather a spot on the ground closer to me that if I throw over, it should be on target. Its easier to hit a target that is close than far away.
Visualizing the line is the way to go,I always pick a a spot of the line i'd like maybe 1/3 of the way down the hole,and I know if I hit this i'm going to be okay.

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for all the comments.

I am almost exclusively RHBH off the tee. I will throw an overhead type shot when I am in trouble (which is a lot). I don't really have a forehand to speak of.

If I want distance in the woods, I would probably throw my DX Leopard. I have more hope of keeping it straight than my Valkyrie. On 200 to 240 straight shot, I feel most confident with my DX Cobra or Buzzz.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:14 AM
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Seems like you've picked up pretty quickly then,definitely keep using the midranges/leopard,don't worry about the valk until you're pushing the leopard 300+ I would say.
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