Seems like after about a month of play I have hit a wall, I have read that this happens but I guess that this is the first time that I have ever noticed it in the time I have been playing. The more that I read about this happening the more that I have come to the conclusion that the only way to get through this is just keep playing. I am expecting that after what ever length of time that it takes to get past this "slump" I will make a step to being a better player with more control and better accuracy...at least that is what I am PRAYING for.
Funny how the hardest part of fighting this new part of my game has been the mental strain on me. Once I noticed that this was happening to my game, it consumed almost all of my focus. While this was happening my game seemed to get worse, and the more I tried to focus on this phenomena the worse my game got. I got into a practice of "over concentration" on every shot I made, which of course just makes things go even more wrong and raises your awareness of the issue which makes you concentrate more. Do you see a pattern forming here?
I noticed that the only time my game was even close to "par" was when it was very casual and I was around people that I know care about my game and want to see me exceed and I was comfortable around. In other words when I didn't care how I shot was when my game was spot on. Taking this to mind I starting playing with a different attitude as soon I walked on the course. I believe this on its own has made me a better player but I still have not made the step up this natural evolutionary ladder in my game. I am confident that it will happen, but when this will take place is still a mystery to me. But my love of the game will keep me moving forward and striving to be the best player I can be.
I have always told people that are just starting to play or to people who are interested in the sport and are just asking questions about it. I think of it often now when I am playing poorly and I am going to close this post with it. I believe that it captures the real reason we play TO HAVE FUN!
"Playing disc golf is a easy thing to get into, all it takes is a few disc, a cold beer and a sense of humor, and no matter what NEVER lose your sense of humor."
Fellow disc golfer