MOMENT OF ZEN
(06:30) SEE THE GAP, NOT THE TREES (OBSTACLES AND ADVERSITY)
“As far as I know, there is no world championship of taking a nice hot shower. There isn’t a new Olympic event that involves sleeping in on a Sunday. No one ever challenged anyone else to see who could be more relaxed after a massage.”
“In fact, hitting a tree and finding a poor lie only makes you a better player. It forces you to play it where it lies. It forces you to develop an arsenal of shots and skills you may never develop if you did not occasionally find yourself in a bad situation. It forces you to build resilience, a characteristic that is not only imperative in disc golf but in survival as well. Next time you hit a tree right off the tee and begin to beat yourself up, remind yourself, even pros hit trees. Hitting a few trees is not what separates a recreational player from becoming a pro. What separates a pro from a rec player is what the pro does next.”
– Zen & The Art of Disc Golf
by Patrick McCormick
The second component to understanding where your confidence comes from is understanding what is called “critics math”. Critics math is something that we all suffer from. It’s the mind’s screwed up way of only remembering the bad things that have happened instead of the good. The term comes from authors, actors, directors, musicians, etc…
– Confidence is a Result (on critics math) – MindBodyDisc.com
by Tim Steward
I’m new to the sport, about a month in and I have a few questions that I’m wondering if you could answer.
My first question is for the Buzzz disc, should I get the Elite X plastic or the Elite Z? I was leaning more towards the Elite X 164g, but I’m not sure. It will be my first mid-range disc.
Second question, could you tell me a few situations in which certain discs should be used rather than others? I have been using only two discs, my Champion Wraith 139g driver and I just switched from a Maniac p1 171g putter to a Rhyno 169g. I really want to be good at this sport so I want to understand when certain discs should be used and when they shouldn’t be.
WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?
Tim – Dynamic Discs Trespass
Zach – Gateway Discs Mystic
Pat – Westside Underworld
WHAT’S NEW WITH ZEN?
ZEN DISC GOLF TEAM BOXES!
– Stamped Putter (Make/Model TBD)
– Numbered (First come first serve) Zen Disc Golf Bag Tag
– Zen Disc Golf Minis
– Zen Disc Golf Sticker Pack
– Zen Disc Golf Rubber “Just Throw.” Bracelet
Help us get there with Kickstarter! – ZEN DISC GOLF TEAM BOX
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on June 25, 2015
THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible