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Disc Golf in a Vacuum(TM) is the
catchy phrase I've come up with to describe the bundle of ideas about
the mental side of golf that make up my disc golf philosophy. It means
many different things in different situations, but in general is all
about embracing, appreciating, and learning from each shot we attempt.
Before, during, and after. In a vacuum, there are no 'pars,' or 'rounds'
or even 'holes.' There are only shots. Look in my archives for more entries along these lines. For today, though, the discussion focuses on the word 'focus'.

What does it mean, to focus in golf? For me, when I'm able to use my logical
brain to pick a shot strategy, then keep my thought sequence exactly as
I wanted according to my strategy, I feel I 'focused well' on that
shot. But it was one thing to realize that focusing on my shot would be a
good thing, and another thing to actually do it. It took time;
conditioning if you will. I had to train myself to monitor my thought
process and weed out those either non-essential to executing the shot,
or downright detrimental. And it requires constant vigilance. I still
have many instances where a second after releasing the disc I know Click here for a quick breakdown of what I think should be going th....


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Comment by Josh Taylor on October 6, 2010 at 10:09pm
Disc golf in an actual vacuum would be very boring: no aerodynamic effects, no hyzers, no anhyzers, no lift...discs would just fly like a thrown ball...just boring trajectories no matter how much snap or spin. Makes you appreciate air resistance!

Good thoughts on focus too :) it is a huge part of the game!

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