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Putt, putt, putt! I wanna be making everything inside 30ft by the end of the year. I need to practice putting a lot.
830 player rating
Increase distance and accuracy- throwin 350 at least! Right now I'm at about 300.
MENTAL GAME needs a lot of work- I don't even know how to phrase it as a goal!

Where am I on my 2008 goals?

Putting- I have changed my putting a lot, and I am definitely way more confident. I have a basket in my backyard now, thanks to a friend who lent it to me before Worlds and still hasn't asked for it back (and I have reminded him I have it). I try to putt in my backyard multiple times a week, but with school and work it is tough. I need to get out in the wind and rain to become a better putter in those situations. That is where I am the worst.

830 Player Rating. Done. I was 870 when the first update of the year came out. 862 after the second. I'm waiting for PDGA to get back online FULLY cuz I want to see my round ratings for some recent tournaments since the site went down.

Increase distance and accuracy- throwin 350 at least. Well, my "coach"- masterbeato from dgreview.com, says I have at least 350 of power in me, if not more. Last weekend, I threw one 60 past the basket in a STIFF crosswind. It was directly across the hole, not helping by any means. The hole was 305, but slightly uphill. I chose the wrong hole to throw a bomb on. I wasn't even trying to throw it far. I ended up 60 past in a match play tournament, and tied the hole for a 3. My competitor was 60 short. OOPS. NOW I just need to get to throwing 360 constantly on holes that allow you to throw 360 without blowing way past the basket! ACCURACY- I am getting a lot more confidence in hitting lines. My game felt so good this past week- I felt like I could hit any line I wanted to. I know there will be days/ weeks/ months when I feel like I can't hit a line, but I am gaining confidence here.

MENTAL GAME- again, I am gaining confidence in my abilities. The last two months has taught me a lot. Since my buddy Brett's car wreck, I have been thinking a lot about staying positive at all times. Ya see, Brett has to think about the simplest things, like opening his hand to let go of something. It's hard for him to do just that due to his brain inury. Brett LOVES disc golf. If he heard I was complaining about how bad I was playing, he would probably punch me in the face and tell me to have fun. He can't be out there. I should and need to be happy that I have the ability and the brain that allows me to throw a disc and WALK. I have Brett's name on my minis and on a disc or two... whenever I look at them it reminds me to snap out of it and stay positive. Kuito was telling me last weekend that you can't let one shot or one hole get you down. It is inevitable to have bad shots and holes. I gotta bounce right back on the next one and improve over what I did last hole or last shot!

So that is my update. PLEASE remember that you have the ability to play disc golf and to walk. That is an ability that our dear 16 year old disc golfing friend does not have and has to fight for every day in his many hours of intense therapies. Enjoy the fact that you get to be outside throwing plastic at metal, because Brett cannot.

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Comment by John McMullen on October 21, 2008 at 6:17pm
Great post Jayne! Good to hear your game is improving and you're having FUN! We should all be truly thankful that we are healthy enough to enjoy the game.

I didn't set many goals this year (after breaking my leg ... I didn't have very high expectations). However, I did shoot one of my best rounds ever, the first round I played after rehab, a 990, playing pro grandmasters. I also accomplished my first pro cash at Colorado State Championships where I finished 5th. Not to shabby. As it looks like the snow is going to start falling any moment here in the mountains of CO ... I'm looking forward to next year!

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