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I think I gotta work on my attitude when playing disc. Rather, I need to work on myself when I am doing anything competitive. I'm hard on myself. I mess up, and I get down on myself. I know I have always known that I need to work on it, but I never seem to try. I read a book this fall called "Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect." I figured it would relate well to disc, and it did. You'd think I'd start trying to put it into practice. Nope.
Played my first ever ice bowl today, the Fairway Freezer at Acorn Park in Roseville, Minnesota. The rules were simple. You get a group, and you are only competing against those on your card (in your group). You can make up whatever rules you want on each hole as long as everyone agrees that is on the card.
So I was the only female playing the freezer... and I had the guys scared after I took the box on the third hole and then was tied for it for the next 3. After 9 I was only down maybe 2 or 3- still reasonable and gave me a chance. But then, it happened. Multiple bad throws on one hole followed by a melt down. I laugh at myself to try to keep my sanity, but really, I'm losing it. On a 200 ft hole, my first SEVEN shots all hit wood, contacting 8 trees in those seven shots. Then I made a putt. Woo! An 8 on a hole that is usually a 2 or 3 for me!!! Go to 11. Drive- into a tree. Second and third shots... more wood!!! Hell yeah! 11 non-putting shots in a row into wood!!! Do I win an award for that? Guess the only one I got was the worst attitude of the day award. Well- in my opinion.
You see, I do a great job of laughing and making fun of myself in front of everyone else, while I mask the fact that I'm pissed off. I don't know... it drives me insane. I'm sure there are others out there that are just the way I am. Anyone have any ideas or knowledge to impart on how to keep a better attitude on the course? I need all the help I can get!