Not sure if it is one of those fool hearty, mid-life crisis activities or more of an "it's about time" type of thing, but tonight I registered to participate in the Minnesota Spring Open, my first "real" tournament on the disc golf scene (after 30 years of my on-again, off-again love affair with this sport)...playing against serious competition.
Realistically, coming off a 6+ month lay-off with two torn tendons in my right knee (LHBH), I'm not expecting much other than hopefully coming home at the end of the day pain-free! However, I have to be honest to say that I am pretty geeked-up to see what I can do against some of the best Minnesota has to offer. A butt-kicking is likely in my very-near future, but if I can finish ahead of anybody after my little forced hiatus from the sport this winter, I'll consider that a victory.
I was just going to ask you all, who are regulars to the tourney scene, what advice you might have for showing as best as I can (under the circumstances). My thought is to spend an hour or two a day over the next two weeks primarily putting and working on my approach shots. I don't want to embarrass myself off the tee...but my thought is:
1. I'd probably embarrass myself against most of the better players anyway, since drives have never been my strong-suit, and
2. What I lack in driving distance I believe I could counter-act a bit by being razor-sharp in my mid-range/approach shots.
Any other advice any of you might have for putting my best foot forward on the 5th? This will be my first time playing against a lot of these guys...and I want to do everything in my power to be on my A-game if I can. Thanks!