Here are a few of my putting tips that I use when I step behind the mini and gaze into those shiny chains…1. Focus- Instead of focusing on the basket as a whole, focus on an area of links that you want to hit. This will narrow your focus and allow you to more accurate hit your intended goal.
2. Repeat your Mantra- I always have some sort of mantra that I say to myself as I am focusing on my putt. I relate it to what I am having trouble with to try and tell myself to remember. I stick to one simple saying like “reach” or “aim high”, or even “give it your all, Val!”
The follow-through is a very important part of the whole throwing technique. It completes the throw by allowing the player to utilize all of their power, instead of stopping shot and limiting it. The follow through is the key to so many other sports too. Think of a baseball players swing, a soccer players kick, a tennis players serve. They all follow through because it is the offset of all the power exuded in their “strike point”, or our release.
Not only does a Run-up (aka an X-step) give more power, it helps your timing and allow your body to become aligned to crush! I compare the X-step to the Karaoke warmup routine that I learned doing track in highschool. Youre upper and lower body are allowed to twist opposite of eachother, and in Disc Golf it creates that winding up sort of motion.
Tips to help save you strokes on the course without even practicing. Putting and driving can give you the advantage on the course, but these tips can give you the advantage over the field. If you can remember one or two of these tips, you can use them for your lifetime in the game.
Congratulations on building up the nerves to play in your very first tournament! Whether you’re just playing for fun or you’re playing to win, there are a few things to know before your first tournament so that you, and your fellow players, have the best time out there!