Warning! This Mistake Can Hurt Every Level Of Disc Golfer


What is up Champs and Champettes! We are back we've got DiscGolfShortee on the channel today. She is the better half of PuttConfidently and we're out here at the Rocks in Sheffield, Massachusetts playing a little doubles while talking about a putting tip that I think could be really helpful and really useful information that Marissa was telling me about the other day while she was doing some practicing. So let's get into it!

(Marissa) Like Kevin said I am the better half of PuttConfidently except when it comes to the actual sport of disc golf. I kind of suck. But this year I've decided I want to try my hand at competing in tournaments and so I've decided to dedicate more time to practicing which of course includes practice putting.

So the other night I go down into my basement and I made a big mistake. I tried to implement all the PuttConfidently Principles all at once such as forearm over quadricep xiphiod process aimed towards the basket and I immediately became very frustrated, overwhelmed, and ready to cry. I called Kevin you thinking maybe he's knows a thing or two about putting and he gave me some really good advice.

(Kevin) My advice to her was to pick one thing to work on and I think until you are a 900 rated putter, maybe then you can start to work on two things at once in a practice session, but if you don't think if you're anywhere near a 900 rated putter pick one thing. I think that one thing to start right now would be to work on hitting your brace. That was in Principle number three part two I believe. If you feel like you're already hitting your brace pretty well but still missing your putts, I would say that painting the pole fromPprinciple number one would be your first place to start. What do you think about that Marissa? Oh I agree!

(Marissa) Keep in mind before I called Kevin I was missing all over the place. Left, right, high, and low. So I took his advice and I focused on one thing and that one thing was painting the pole. I spent some time with that and got really comfortable with it, and once I felt that was going well I decided to move on to the second thing which was my timing and hitting my brace. After some time with that I started seeing a lot less misses left and right. I was not perfect by any means but it was a much more productive practice session that I felt really good about.

(Kevin) As you can imagine I was very happy to get this report back from Marissa that the practice session ended up going pretty well and that taking a step back and going back to the basics really worked for her. I think that's just a little bit of evidence that it also can work for you, and that sometimes doing too much too fast is is not the right thing to do.

(Marissa) So hopefully you can learn from my trash putting session! Don't cry. Don't give up on the sport! Take it one step at a time, one one principle at a time and if you've got any questions or comments feel free to leave them and as Kevin would say we will catch you later!

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