Recent content by Harold Duvall

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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    "Killer instinct" a not such a useful phrasing for me. It works for me only in the sense of killing my limitations, fears, self applied chains, etc. "Warrior" resonates much more with me. Winning the war within wins. Adopting an alter ego has been very, very effective for me. The alter ego...
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    An entitled (apparently) piece of crap disc golfer (I am 99% sure of based on when and where it occurred) chose to vandalize a huge branch on the tree that shades and frames the long tee of 13. The hyzer was part of Andrew's design, but the vandalism made it less risky to emerge and simpler to...
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    One of the most powerful athletic memories from the early part of Covid was the 2020 PGA Championship. I love golf, and one of golf's greatest events looked plain and uninteresting without the fans around the fairways and greens. It was plain to see that spectators are one of the essential legs...
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    Near the rough adjacent to the left side of hole 13 is an area that is currently being used to study the travel area of a turtle. It's currently not possible to thin out the rough. One of the reasons we made the sidewalk in on this hole was to give the players extra room to the right.
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    Nick, I think that makes a lot of sense for archers to use a combination of visual and kinesthetic and haptic. I think most athletes do. I do when I'm playing. The aim of my comment was to highlight that a hyper visual focus on a specific spot or link detracts from the hyper focus that I want...
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    Sometimes the wish list of the course is in tension with the "event" wish list. We've had several island designs on the drawing boards, and each island idea had a significant monetary capital and relational capital associated with it. The growth this year necessitated the event wish list take...
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    I'm loath to bet against Steve :) Andrew designed the landing areas to be ample (even in the wind), and they seemed to play that way in testing. And yet the hole design puts a far greater premium on "too far" and "end-of-flight" compared with most par-4 holes. The results may meet or even exceed...
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    This may be semantics, but I want to feel it right as it is happening not when it was right. Presence some might call it. Some ideas I play with around short putts. The "feel" rhythm is what I feel the disc doing, not what I am trying to get the disc to do. The disc determines the score, not...
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    I feel there's technique practicing and performance practicing. Technique practice differs greatly between golf and disc golf; performance practice is very similar. Practicing practice is often what I've done when I am not careful instead of practicing performing. Disc golfers do have one...
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    United States Disc Golf Championship 2022

    The obstacles very close to the basket are an attempt to elevate disc golf putting beyond mere execution. While the importance of execution can never be diminished, disc golf putting is generally not as creative as golf's especially in speed sensitivity. The Championship team strives for the...
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    United States disc golf championships

    That was a bad break for Chris. We've aim to have the Arena reward quality throws and punish indecisive and mediocre throws. Chris' shot was neither indecisive nor mediocre. The features that we have installed below the target on 18 are designed to protect the hillside and minimize roll aways...
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    United States disc golf championships

    Hi Dave, We're still trying to figure out what is a reasonable. I understand this will cost us some considerable support, and I take that very seriously. We will try to earn that support back over time because we want to continue to improve the USDGC and all the events around the Championship.
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    United States disc golf championships

    Hi Dave, We're in the middle of a 2-year plan to improve the viewership around 18's green. We've started carefully removing some of the invasive understory trees while preserving the English Ivy ground cover. The goal is to allow spectators to look up into the green from the road. I think we...
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    United States disc golf championships

    I'm sorry for all those whose coverage went down. It was certainly not how we wanted to finish the Championship on our end, and I can clearly read the frustration and disappointment on your end out there. We experienced this problem before, and we did a heck of a lot of testing ahead of the...
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    2019 DGPT Championship Charlotte, NC Oct 18- 20

    Not trying to be disrespectful, but since you asked .... I feel you mischaracterized what I wrote. I did not speak about mistakes, or execution or perfection.
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