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My response to that would be: in general, disc golf fairways are much narrower than ball golf fairways. Obviously very course dependent, but you're not going to find an Idlewild-type equivalent in ball golf, to my knowledge.
And one last thing.... In general, most disc golf courses aren't created nearly as difficult as Idlewild as far as threading fairways goes. And most ball golf courses aren't created like Augusta.
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"Because you have this false belief right now that, in order for you to play golf well, you have to remember to do a lot of things. And I would say that, at this point, if you have actually learned anything, you have to forget more than you remember." --Dr Alan Nasypany

Some good stuff in that video above. A reminder that the swing/throw happens too fast to be controlled by the conscious mind.

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As a decent athlete with poor results who evolved into a greater than average well-rounded thrower with flashes of brilliance, I realized the value of the 'mental game' early on - it's the entire purpose of the 'game'. It's how weak athletes, especially in a game like golf can win and consistently so.

It's a truism that children are introduced to sports to help them build 'the intangibles'. In other words, the explicit game is completely illusory, a distraction. The implicit game is where true value is discovered, as the 'real' target is you. Paradoxical that golf is the game that reveals character, not builds it...

Putting is the key to scoring. Putting's about completion, following through, commitment, and like the nature vs. nurture arguments, putting cannot ever be completely teased from the entire fabric of the game, which would be like playing spades and agreeing that no one ever takes any tricks. Putting ends a cyclical process.

It's funny to me, how the 'thoughts on the mental game' thread quickly devolves into technical tricks, techniques and the like. Our intrepid rationality cons us into believing that the world, our game and a myriad of other things in life are some math equation we solve to gain a desired result...it simply doesn't work like that...
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My response to that would be: in general, disc golf fairways are much narrower than ball golf fairways. Obviously very course dependent, but you're not going to find an Idlewild-type equivalent in ball golf, to my knowledge.
This comment points out the starkest difference between the two games, which is one of scale. It's a bit surprising to me that many never consider that golf has the largest field and the smallest target, relatively speaking. There's a deeper reason for this than just resources...
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