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Mark Ellis here. Some of you have seen the Discraft Pro Clinics on Youtube.com and elsewhere. Because I have been involved in hosting some of the clinics, I am often contacted with questions about when the next clinic may happen or whether I would be willing to work with a golfer on a particular skill.

I was recently contacted by a new disc golfer who wanted me to look at his game and make suggestions. We talked about it and he didn't mind the idea of having other new golfers join in with a clinic and filming it so others not present might benefit. I spoke with Discraft's marketing and publishing guru, Brian Sullivan, and he is on board. So the next clinic is set for Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 9:30 am at Kensington Metro Park Disc Golf course in Milford, Michigan.

Each clinic takes on a particular topic. This one is basic skills, intended for someone either new to the game or someone whose self-taught attempts are not working. Ideally, we would like 10 or so participants who are open to having their Grips and throwing forms evaluated and perhaps improved upon. I would prefer to have diversity in our participants so women or juniors or senior citizens or first time players would be ideal. Many disc golfers at this website are accomplished players well beyond the scope of this topic. But if you know of someone who might benefit from basic instruction please let them know.

There is no charge for participating in the clinic. A participant needs to allow us to film it and perhaps publish it. Anyone interested should contact me and request admission. I can be reached through this website or at (248) 505-3568.

The clinic may last a couple hours or extend into other dates depending on the needs of the players or the needs of publishing a video. For anyone whose schedule does not allow them to join us next week but would like to meet with me or another Discraft Pro (perhaps from your geographical area) for an informal lesson, please contact me or Brian Sullivan.

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I'll spread the word here in lansing...
maybe catchya on yer next visit over to the cap city
ive been playing for about 7 or 8 month and i throw mostly forehand but have started developing my back hand lately. i feel like i have good form and im doing everything right, but ive never had anyone of "AUTHORITY" evaluate me. am i worthy?
Im holding my first tourney that weekend or i would be there in a few short hours. DAAAAAAAAAAAM!

I look forward to watching it putting it up in the play better section at Hardcore Hyzers.com
Any good Tips are appreciated !!!!
How about Charles :)
Also Tri - Tips are good !!!!
Joshloto, You might be "too" worthy ( too good already) but you are in. Give me a call so we can discuss it. 248-505-3568

Hawkins is way too good but if he flies in from Sweden we will take him anyway.

I am trying to round up Discraft Pros to assist. Liz Carr is in already.

It looks like we have 4 confirmed particpants and several feelers/maybes so far.
heck yea! im in for sure. ill get a hold of you soon.
Hey Michigan disc golfers,

While at work today, look around. Is there someone at work who would be perfect for the basic skills clinic??
We've met a couple of times through out the years. Most recently was at the ace race held at the Whites house. I would like to recomend my brother in law (cassidy mayne) for this up coming video. I thinks he's a great fit for the video.
He started playing a couple of months ago and is starting to get the hang of it but is still a novice. He has the want to learn and I think with the right coaching he would be a solid player. I'm trying to get ahold of him but I wanted to contact you and see what you thought.
He does have a profile on this site, no pdga # yet and lives in the area. either way, I was reading this and thought of him right off the get go..
mark ellis said:
Hey Michigan disc golfers,

While at work today, look around. Is there someone at work who would be perfect for the basic skills clinic??
looks like the weather is going to be bad on sunday! boooo.
Hi Mark. I am a 43 year old novice; just started playing 6 months ago. I have watched and enjoyed your other clinics. I would very much like to participate in the clinic if you have a spot.


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