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It's been a slow summer ... still recovering from the broken leg. It's kept me from playing a lot of the tourneys I usually like to play. Kinda sucks, but that's life.

I've been able to play, and that's good. Putting practice a couple times a day, and at least a few rounds a week. I'll be working on strength and flexibility over the winter months and hope to be back 100% by next spring.

One thing I've been working on is simplifying the bag. The problem is, it's fun to experiment with all the new discs and they are all so cool! Getting to the game though, it's not helpful to have too many molds, or be carrying a lot of weight [especially now]. So I've tried to KEEP IT SIMPLE! As a designer, this is the #1 rule ... so I'm trying to carry this over to my disc golf game.

My bag, right now, is around 13 discs. I'm sure I can leave a few out for some courses.
2 Aviars [1 KC Pro 10x, 1 Star Driver]
4 Rocs [2 KC Pro 10x, 1 KC Pro 8x, 1 CH]
1 Gator [Champion]
2 Teebirds [1 Champion T, 1 CE TL]
1 Monarch [Champion ... needs some work, but flies pretty nice]
2 Wraith [1 Pro, 1 Star]
1 Xcaliber [Star]

When I practice (field or course) I try to throw the same mold quite a few times.

I practice putting with KC Pro Aviars only (2-6) twice a day for about 15 minutes.

I play a lot of "Roc" only rounds, or "Aviar" rounds, usually after I've played a scoring round. This is great for learning mids and putters. They are the most versatile discs in your golf bag! This is also great for breaking in new/used discs that need work.

I'm not playing as many rounds per week as I used to, but I make myself play more seriously when I do play. Play a serious round for low score and play exactly like it's a tourney. Slow round, concentrate, make every shot count. Take a break, fuel and hydro, then play a practice round where I throw the same mold several times (means adding more discs in places, and forces me to train with the heavy bag for a round).

I try to play club doubles every week if possible. This adds a more focused round weekly, and improves confidence and focus. It's fun, and helps the club! So far, I have managed to play all summer and recycle my first $5 by using my winnings to play every week.

I think this is working well. Last night my partner and I won doubles with -11, and it could have been a lot better if we'd both warmed up a little more before the round. Now I'm set with $$$ for several more weeks!

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Comment by Bill on August 28, 2008 at 1:40pm
Good to see you're keeping focused but not trying to do too much. I started carrying a smaller bag so I wouldn't haul so many unnecessary discs around, only 8-10 including 2 putters but haven't been able to keep up with practice rounds, which is surprisingly hard on me physically and emotionally-- DG helps to quiet the voices....


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