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Old 08-15-2019, 06:09 PM
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One other thing about this, is that the best case scenario (outside a lucky ace) is a 2, while messing up the shot can lead to a score higher than 4.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:41 PM
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Off the tee I almost always go for it. If I can reach it, I’m going to try.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:57 PM
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It feels like I screw up just as much trying to play conservatively as I do fast and loose. So I just try and execute my shots. Playing Sexton golf has helped my game some but that has more to do with me throwing more FHs instead of BH turnovers/annies. Playing everything flat to hyzer is a good strategy if you have the sidearm for it.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:16 AM
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It depends on how familiar I am with the course, especially if there are blind spots and thick brush

Another factor is how easily I can retrieve my disc from the rough. Burying a drive deep into tick infested woods is certain suicide this time of year.

The bottom line is that I don't like losing discs, which tends to make me a cautious player in general. You won't see much razzle dazzle from me near water either, unless it's with a designated "water" disc

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Old 08-16-2019, 08:28 AM
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It feels like I screw up just as much trying to play conservatively as I do fast and loose.
Learning to fully commit to conservative shots is one of the most difficult things in dg mentally. Screwing up the conservative play is the single most frustrating thing in dg (to me at least).

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Old 08-16-2019, 09:03 AM
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Are we talking only putting? If that's the case, if there's any doubt that enters my mind on a c2 putt I'm probably laying up.

If we're also talking about drives, all I know is that if you're going to lay up, commit to the safe play and throw a putter.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:28 AM
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Probably a pretty "basic" answer here, but if I'm playing solo/casual (the overwhelming majority of my rounds), I am generally playing aggressively, and teeing off with the intent to park my drive as close to the basket as possible, even if that means taking risks. If I'm playing competitively, then I'll play the "safe" line more often, especially if I am in or near the lead, and I judge that the optimal way forward is to avoid unforced errors.

This changes occasionally if I have a particular hole that has kicked my ass in casual rounds, and I decide I need a bit of practice hitting the "safe" line.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:22 PM
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Screwing up the conservative play is the single most frustrating thing in dg (to me at least).
100x this. I keep a cool head when I play but messing up the safe play can get me to cussing faster than anything. I will try the sketchiest straddle out FH spike anhyzer roller if it's between that and a pitch out where I have to be very precise on the placement.

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Old 08-16-2019, 10:59 PM
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100x this. I keep a cool head when I play but messing up the safe play can get me to cussing faster than anything. I will try the sketchiest straddle out FH spike anhyzer roller if it's between that and a pitch out where I have to be very precise on the placement.
This is the part of my game where I’ve become more conservative. I used to always go for the miracle out shot and I would get punished for it a lot. The easy pitch out is almost always the best choice and I know that has shaved strokes off my average.

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