Sep 10 2009, 12:42 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nampa Idaho
Posts: 2 Bad Brains!!!


Hey Everyone, I need some advice. In tournament play if I throw a bad shot or lose a disc I have trouble letting it go and moving past it. I am a perfectionist by nature, but i'm tired of letting it effect the rest of my game. Everybody wants to win and those little mental errors hold me back. Any good advice?

Sep 10 2009, 01:04 AM
Laugh it off....I mean physically make yourself laugh. Tell yourself a joke, carry a funny pic with you whatever it takes, laughing takes away the seriousness for a while at least.

Sep 10 2009, 01:19 AM
Wow!!! I never thought of that. It seems very simple but i can see how that may work. I will try at this weekend tourney and will let you know how it works out for me. Thanks

Sep 10 2009, 02:13 PM
Dr. Bob Rotella!!!

Awesome books by him on the mental game of traditional golf include:

Golf is not a game of perfect
Golf is a game of confidence

All of them are great for the mental approach to disc golf.

Sep 10 2009, 06:25 PM
a true perfectionist will not let one or a series of bad shots affect their balance of the game.
you need to realize your net worth is not the result of the bad shot and is not based in the game at all.
when practicing play 2 drives 2 approches and 2 putts, always play the worst of each shot therfore training yourself and your mind that a bad shot is recoverable and not the end of a hot round.

Sep 13 2009, 09:17 PM
results of this training method.
on saturday i played a round of golf at a pdga c teir here in tulsa.
the first round was hedious a series of extreamly bad shots to equal probably my worst round of golf yet. a score of 14 over par.

then the second round i improved by 15 strokes to achieve my highest rated round to date.
the second round of 53 was bettered by only 2 pros, coda hatfield and adam hunt.
i'm sure glad my self worth isnt calculated by rounds of golf. i had fun all day but had more fun in the afternoon round.

Sep 14 2009, 03:56 PM
:mad:So after a long disc golf season, I entered this weekends gem state championships confident on my play. Boy Did I get a surprise My confidence shriveled. I played to a 17th placing after shooting only 10 birdies all weekend. Bad round after bad round lead me to my worst tournament performance of the year, and my first finish outside of the top ten all year. I didn't even show up on sunday at all and almost doubled my fist round score. I know that fatigue was an issue. Taking time off this week and hoping to rebound this weekend at the southern idaho championships this coming weekend. Any tips, mental or phsyical to help me get ready will be appreciated. Back to back b-tier tourneys Suck!!!

Sep 15 2009, 01:33 AM
We all have our bad days. Sometimes worse then others.
It doesn't matter if it's a Pro DG'er or a Pro Football Star. After all we're all human, and it's bound to happen.

Just keep on playing and you'll get up and out of that slump your in.
Never give up! For your next throw may just be an Ace.

Sep 15 2009, 11:38 AM
Hey Thanks for that. I really appreciate it