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I was playing with some pretty cool guys today and one guy started talking about how disc golf has no rhythm to it. I started thinking about it. We start, we stop and then we do it all over again. We throw, we walk, we wait, we throw, we walk. So I was thinking that I should put a little bit of rhythm into my game. For me that was just letting some real nice and smooth throws go from my hands. It worked beautifully and some of those throws looked perfect. I had found before that sometimes I would just be way too rigid while putting and that would have a negative effect on my ability to make a putt. Getting loose and finding a rhythm allowed me to sink those putts.
So let a little bit of rhythm into your game, like a smooth jazz song and see what happens. I happen to like what it does for my game. Without rhythm it is harder to execute. Create your own rhythm.
couldnt hurt my game, will take this into consideration since most of my rounds now are solo.
I don't think that I had as much rhythm today. The thing about being over 50 is that one day things may be easy and the very next day the same things are hard. I guess that one of the things that thinking about rhythm does is let you relax a bit and just let the throws happen without concentrating too much on mechanics. Keep things smooth and let them flow.
rhythm is great , smooth release without trying to hard . one tuesday a couple months back at wailoa park me and two other guys tee'd off on # one , and all three shots where pretty good for a first throw . then a girl shows up with disc's in hand and wanted to join our group . We said sure and agreed to tee off on 1 again , to show the newbee where the #1 tee box was . so anyway you know what happens when three guys tee-off in front of a DG girl , all three drives ended up in the river , and her drive was the only one that stayed dry .
when driving don't try and show-off it doesn't help your game one bit .
When one really thinks about rhythm in sports there aren't many that have that consistant flow.Tennis,soccer,vollyball come to mind with the flow without too much interruption.Most everything else is start,stop,repeat.Playing solo has the advantage of flow,but when a great shot or ACE is achieved you congratulate yourself and then are questioned about your lone ACE.
Nascar has the rhythm flow until yellow flags/accidents happen.
One can imagine the next throw/basket while waiting,helps keep the brain active also.
Work schedule has changed not to the advantage of having the hours to play as much,young at 61.
Enjoy the Holidays everyone.
There is definitely a rhythm to certain throws, be it a drive or a putt. If I mess up that rhythm and try to put too much power on a drive it can have side effects like me throwing the disc too high or turning it over too much. If I keep things smooth and on rhythm the disc will fly nicely. The same holds for putts. If I stay loose and follow through on the putt it will generally hit the target. If I tense up I tend to pull the putt to the right. So the rhythm of the putt is important. Some people might just call it muscle memory but it is basically the same thing. The other day I noticed that I wasn't releasing off of my back foot while putting and this was throwing off my follow through and causing me to hit the front of the basket. I fixed that, got my rhythm back and made more putts.
Word to that. Wish I had read this earlier. I was doing awsome for a month at putting and then went to shit. All a sudden I decided to Follow Through No Matter What and BAM! I was back in the good mindset and can start improving again instead of being like WTF