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Old 01-01-2020, 10:45 PM
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I try to stay focused and keep to myself. My mental competition is with myself. I try to stick to the game plan and not let anyone work me. I also have no interest in trying to work my opponents.
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:16 PM
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Of all the pros I have watched on tour Ken Climo was mental dominate over all others and that included the crowd. His walk, his energy, and his demeanor controlled everything and everyone. He knew he was King Dick and he used it to his advantage... he was fun to watch.

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Old 01-02-2020, 11:54 AM
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I find that my mental game is tested more during casual rounds with my golf buddies than during tournaments. Like others, I tend to focus more during tournaments and even perform better when on a card full of strangers. During a casual round I will try new things, "go big", and sometimes fall victim to asking what others are throwing and allow it to affect my decision making. I play my best when out for a solo round and for me the next closet thing to that is playing in a tournament.

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Old 01-03-2020, 12:24 PM
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Disc golf is typically played without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the player to show sportsmanship, integrity, consideration for other players, and to abide by the Rules of Play. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. Make the call. Accept the call. It’s not personal; it’s the rules. That is the spirit of the game of disc golf.
don't need to say anything else, really.

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Old 01-03-2020, 07:12 PM
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In an earlier thread I tried to work out the value of recreational competition. I still find competitiveness meaningless and unfulfilling, but many of you believe it to be a harmless or important part of disc golf. If competition is a striving against other competitors, does "sportsmanship" allow the mental aspect of this contest to be involved?

Since I don't care if I win or lose, playing disc golf tournaments is a fine opportunity to observe people. The impact of intercontestant interaction is difficult to quickly observe and evaluate, thus difficult to exploit over the course of a few hours, but it's fascinating to try.

If competition is good, is it ok to extend it to mind games? If so, do you do so? How? With what results?
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Old 01-04-2020, 01:02 AM
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don't need to say anything else, really.
Why do we want to oversimplify the complex and overcomplicate the obvious?

There's plenty more to say, or at least think about. Baseball, for example, or poker, for a very different one, involve mental battles that are disciplined, courteous, respectful and sportsmanlike. Is disc golf different? Must it be? Why?

Meanwhile across the hall they're going to debate the legal implications of an accidental two-inch shift of a mini marker...

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Old 01-04-2020, 04:44 AM
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I try to stay focused and keep to myself. My mental competition is with myself. I try to stick to the game plan and not let anyone work me. I also have no interest in trying to work my opponents.
100% agree with this. I don't worry about others I'm playing with/against. I can only control what I can control. So that's my focus. But at the same time I'm playing WITH people, while at the same time playing AGAINST them. I still have fun whether I win or lose, but at no time am I ever NOT trying to win. I feel like that's a disservice to those that I'm playing against. If you're playing a competitive sport, or even a board game for that matter. The point is to try to win. It's way less gratifying to win at, say, monopoly because the other person just tries to lose. It's much more fulfilling if you win a hard fought battle. If you're not trying to win then why did you even play in the first place?

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Old 01-04-2020, 08:37 AM
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Why do we want to overcomplicate the obvious?
Seems to be a way of life for you.

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Old 01-04-2020, 01:34 PM
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:24 PM
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Why do we want to oversimplify the complex and overcomplicate the obvious?

There's plenty more to say, or at least think about. Baseball, for example, or poker, for a very different one, involve mental battles that are disciplined, courteous, respectful and sportsmanlike. Is disc golf different? Must it be? Why?

Meanwhile across the hall they're going to debate the legal implications of an accidental two-inch shift of a mini marker...
what is an example of sportsmanlike mental games in disc golf?
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