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Are there any examples of currently touring pros who took tips from this forum and have mentioned that since?

If not, then how have they learned to be so good at Disc Golf?

If so, who, and when/where?
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:43 PM
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Are there any examples of currently touring pros who took tips from this forum and have mentioned that since?

If not, then how have they learned to be so good at Disc Golf?

If so, who, and when/where?
1. zero that I'm aware of

2. natural athletic talent, then lots of work honing that talent. likely a few tips from other pros in the area.

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Old 10-17-2019, 04:50 PM
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Pretty much the only thing touring pros have learned from DGCR is to stay the f&*k away from DGCR.

Tis a silly place

Besides, they would never be able to absorb all the worldly wisdom of casey and sd


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Well I "tour" around the US for my job so I am def a touring pro.

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Didn't SW22 give Paul McBeth some tips a few years back?
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Didn't SW22 give Paul McBeth some tips a few years back?
Paul used to hang out in the technique section.
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...1&postcount=76

Most touring pros started playing disc golf a kid and learning from either their parents or other local mentors in a strong dg scene. It is a huge advantage learning the game when young.

Very few touring pros start playing as adults and those that did often are athletic talents that have skills that cross over well.

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Most touring pros started playing disc golf a kid and learning from either their parents or other local mentors in a strong dg scene. It is a huge advantage learning the game when young.
This cuts both ways. I learned to play very young from my freestyle focused dad. He completely ruined my form until I discovered Blake on DGR. I also didn't throw forehands until 15 years after I started playing and it is a permanent handicap.

I wonder how much better I would be if my dad had not bothered, assuming I would have picked up disc golf at all.
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There are definitely a number of 1000+ rated players that have learnt through DGR and DGCR.

Marian Ludwig (LUMA) is one that comes to mind who made very quick progress from online coaching (sW22 involved)

Not sure if CLard got over 1000 rated in the end, but he was playing well enough to have done , currently expired.

I've forgotten his actual name (ZJ on here, is it Zach something?) but he's Mint discs part owner and the guy throwing on the Yeti technique video, he was DGR form built

There have been a few other European guys that have.

Chris Clemons has been an interesting one to watch improve over the years as a poster on reddit not sure he ever got form critique but definitely involved in discussions.

There's definitely others that are escaping me at the moment.

Most (nearly all? Chris Clemons, Feldberg and Philo are the only ones I can think of that came to it late and got over 1020 rated) of the top pros have been playing since they were kids, people that have come to the sport later are the ones more likely to need help.

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I can think of many many players that have got into the high 900's on the back of these sites. The jump over 1000 takes some innate athletic abilities or having been playing all your life.

Form in general over here at least has got miles better on the back of online coaching. Every mew player is developing rapidly, makes it hard to keep ahead of them!

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On the women’s side, I know Heavy gave Lykke Sandvik some tips a little while back. She won quite a few events this year.
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