Learning by Feel in Disc Golf: Why, and How

Companies that market formal clothing love to tell us how their garments lead directly to success in business. “If you look good, you’ll feel good”. Heard that one before? The idea is that men wearing chic, expertly-tailored suits and women wearing designer labels gain extra confidence. There may be a kernel of truth buried beneath … Continue reading Learning by Feel in Disc Golf: Why, and How

Mastering the turnover shot: equal parts art and science

Anyone can throw a hyzer. In fact, even for most beginners throwing a hyzer is as natural and involuntary as breathing. But getting the disc to not hyzer is like trying not to breathe. Those who are highly skilled at making a golf disc turn in the direction opposite to its natural fade all know the ability … Continue reading Mastering the turnover shot: equal parts art and science

5.5 different reasons to practice putting in disc golf

Conventional wisdom says putting is a crucial facet of any successful  golfer’s game- and conventional wisdom is correct. No one who has ever spent a round crushing long, accurate drives only to score poorly because he couldn’t hit a putt would argue. Yet few players practice putting with a purposeful, regular routine. If you’re reading … Continue reading 5.5 different reasons to practice putting in disc golf

The three causes for taking extra strokes in disc golf- and how to avoid ’em (if possible)

After hole 7 the other day it occurred to me that I had already carded three bogeys. To loosely paraphrase Ice Cube from back in the 90’s, I was givin’ out strokes ‘like government cheese!’ Then, in keeping with my longstanding and hopefully constructive practice of pondering why the bogies occurred rather than simply lamenting … Continue reading The three causes for taking extra strokes in disc golf- and how to avoid ’em (if possible)

Be A Sponge, Part 2: Pay Attention to Detail

DaLearning Curve, the School of Disc Golf’s instructional blog, has coined and often comes back to several themes. ‘Disc Golf in a Vaccuum’, for instance. ‘Be a sponge’ is another. This is a return to the ‘sponge’ theme. The previous post under this heading (‘Want to Play Better: Be a Sponge‘) didn’t focus on the … Continue reading Be A Sponge, Part 2: Pay Attention to Detail

Putting practice, indoors, without a basket

I travel fairly frequently for my job, and I end up spending a decent amount of waking hours in my hotel room. Even when I’m in places that have courses near enough to get in a quick round, I usually just scurry around the course, note it’s highlights despite the fact that it’s no DeLaveaga, … Continue reading Putting practice, indoors, without a basket