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The Long Approach

(If you're new to reading these blogs from me please remember that these are disc golf re-writes of previously written- mental game of ball golf books that I've founr interesting or helpful. Most of my posts have been from D. Morley from a 1970's book he wrote.)…

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Added by Barton Erickson on August 22, 2010 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

The Second Drive or True Fairway Drive.

**by D. Morley**

The power myth carries over to the second drive. The second drive is utilized on long holes (typically 700-1000 feet) where the first drive has landed cleanly in the…

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Added by Barton Erickson on August 11, 2010 at 11:05pm — No Comments

The Drive

To some extent the disc golfer is always on stage, but on the tee pad s/he is under the full force of the spotlight. Standing on the tee is, indeed, not like being on a real stage- a very frightening experience for most people. The tee pad is surrounded by an audience, their silence confirming their fixed attention upon every move of the…

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Added by Barton Erickson on July 24, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The next few posts will be about the mental game and specific shots during a round. First-the straight up bad shot.

Here is interesting driving phenomenon: have you ever noticed the people who frequently drive erratically seem to lose their disc more easily than good players who only occasionally throw bad shots? You would think the consistently bad driver would actually be skillful in finding their disc, because s/he has more practice in locating their disc…

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Added by Barton Erickson on June 29, 2010 at 9:43pm — No Comments

The last of the personalities I'll be posting about ----the LOSER

**by D. Morley

“All the world loves a winner.” But what about…

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Added by Barton Erickson on June 21, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Exhibitionist

By D. Morley

The exhibitionist is a type very common to disc golf. Their clothing is generally looks as if they…

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Added by Barton Erickson on June 15, 2010 at 12:05am — No Comments

THE CRUSHER



The writing in this blog is me rewriting the ball golf related material about the mental aspect of the game into…

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Added by Barton Erickson on June 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Ahhh...... The Joker

Let me reiterate that the writing on this blog is me rewriting the ball golf related materialabout the mental aspect of the game into disc golf terminolgy. I will always credit the original writers. I also may or may not beileive in 100% of their writing. It's something I love to do and I'm just forwarding it on to the readers of my…

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Added by Barton Erickson on June 7, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Angry player

The angry golfer may start out in a perfectly equable mood. If all goes well for the first three or four holes, you may think they’re one of the nicest, most stable people you’ve ever played with. But, as the game progresses, and if you’re perceptive, you will begin to notice a gradual mounting of tension. If never reaches the shaking palsy…

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Added by Barton Erickson on June 5, 2010 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Personality Types-the next few posts will be about who we meet on the course....or you

THE ANXIOUS GOLFER

Every disc golfer must deal with anxiety, but some people…

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Added by Barton Erickson on May 31, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Electricty and Light are two different things- like your Brain and the Mind

The disc golfer does not need a college course in the function and working of the mind in order to use it effectively. But a player should understand some of the mind’s fundamental operations, and certainly s/he should know how to apply that knowledge to disc golf.…

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Added by Barton Erickson on May 26, 2010 at 11:19pm — 1 Comment

Fear/Anger/Influence

INFLUENCE OF THE DISC

Disc golf is a Frisbee™ game, of course, but what makes…

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Added by Barton Erickson on May 22, 2010 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

Risk vs. Reward : Using Stokely's Base Ten Method

At the Sundog in Hastings I was faced with the question that most of us deal with multiple times on the course. Risk vs. Reward. I wasn’t in a great spot -up against the woods on the right side of the sidewalk on Hole 13. I had the choice to shoot through the small opening on a direct line to the basket and land with an easy drop-in putt, but risking hitting junk…

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Added by Barton Erickson on May 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

How other players can influence your game

Many players fail to recognize that disc golf is, in the final analysis, essentially a game played between him/herself and the course. If more people would grasp this, they would avoid a lot of mental pitfalls. However, although this is a basic truth, on a more obvious level the disc golfer is also competing directly against other people and…

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Added by Barton Erickson on May 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Hanging Out

All of the meaningful physical activity is strictly driven within the player and their ability to throw the disc. Even when you’re playing a “head-to-head” match, only through what you do with your disc can influence the play of an opponent. And when you’re involved with the disc, you must turn off all other functions of your… Continue

Added by Barton Erickson on April 26, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The Disc Doesn't Go Anywhere You Don't Throw It

Anything ever written about disc golf, whether discussing the physical act of the throw or the mental game of golf, comes down to this one simple- yet sometimes painfully honest statement.…

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Added by Barton Erickson on April 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Chains and the Brain

This blog is written for anyone who’s ever felt their game disappear during tournament/league play. There are many things that contribute to players’ faltering when things are on-the-line. Most of the reasons players screw up has everything to do with the mental game and little to do with one's physical ability to throw a disc. How…

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Added by Barton Erickson on April 15, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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