The game of golf holds many similarities to disc golf in the mental and strategy arenas. You may not love golf, you may not watch golf, but you certainly can become a better disc golfer by learning how golf professionals attack the golf course. In this first article of a potentially long-running series on disc golf lessons from golf, we take a quick look at the 2020 Masters.
A Story of Disc Golf Strategy
If you’ve read any of our articles up to now then you probably know that we preach strategy. Many of our strategy articles are theoretical so that you can apply the strategy to many different situations. To change it up, I thought I’d provide a concrete example of how strategy plays out on our local course. Rodney and I made it to the course last week to take advantage of the warm February weather. After playing conservatively over the past couple months due to wind and cold weather, we did two things slightly differently to get our arms ready for the season. The first was match play, which is a…
Winter Disc Golf – Benefits and Goals
I love playing disc golf in the winter. Primarily because we rarely encounter more than one or two other groups and the course is customarily quiet. That does bring up the question though, why are there no other disc golfers on the course? Yeah, I get it. Cold. Discs don’t fly as far. Wind. Snow. Cold. Well, I believe winter disc golf has many benefits that outweigh the discomfort of the cold. Over the past couple months we’ve written about various aspects of winter disc golf, and this post will focus on benefits and managing your goals while throwing in the cold. If you’re already a year-round disc golfer then…
The 5 Most Important Putting Components
Watch a round of disc golf at the local course or a professional tournament, and you’ll notice something very quickly: there are a lot of different putting styles! Spin, turbo, push, spush, walking, and list could go on. Each of those basic putting styles has seemingly unlimited possibilities and personalizations. Zoom out a little and you’ll notice that successful putters have a few basic similarities regardless of individual technique.
Maintain Focus With A Pre-shot Routine
We’ve all done it before. You’re playing well above your ability and the moment you check the score, you throw a few bad shots, you get a few bad bounces, and your score plummets back to reality. How do the top amateur and professional players keep a good round alive?
Zen and the Art of Disc Golf Book Review
My past experience as a golfer has introduced me to several great books with concepts that apply to disc golf as well. However, there aren’t a lot of disc golf specific books available. So naturally I was excited when disc golfer and practitioner of Zen, Patrick McCormick, decided to share his thoughts on sports psychology where it relates to disc golf.