Episode #24 – Contemplating Nothing (But Disc Golf) With David Mawr
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In Zen & The Art Of Disc Golf, I coined a simple phrase that we also end every podcast with which is “Most Importantly, Just Throw,” but I have never really delved into attempting to describe what I mean when I say this, mostly because I want it to mean what you need it to mean. Whatever the meaning you need to derive from it in the moment you are in.
In some instances it could mean simply – Just get out and play! Stop reading about it, stop listening to us talk about it! Just get out there and play. Of course, selfishly, it is not my wish that you disconnect from the podcast or my writing entirely but that chances are if you are reading or listening then you love this game and the hardest part of playing disc golf for most people is to simply drop what you are doing and play disc golf! Now, of course most of us can’t play disc golf all day and night, at work, while driving a car or riding on an airplane, so reading books, blogs, and listening to podcasts is a close substitution because through media it connects you to other like minded players out there at least mentally. But reading, listening to podcasts, and watching youtube videos about becoming a better player will never be a substitute for playing the game.
David Mawr is a former school teacher and newer to the game of disc golf, but his love for the game as already grown into an addiction that has led he and his wife on a journey to sell all their things and backpack Colorado and Kansas, playing every course and tournament he can along the way. His effort is partially to meet and learn from as many people as he can but also help get disc golf into local schools. He will be documenting his trip on his blog and through his YouTube channel.
David, sounds like one of our long lost brothers and was a perfect fit for the cast. During the episode he opens up about some of his own adversities that he feels disc golf has become the perfect medicine for.
David mentions the following links in our interview
Steve Harvery – Jumping To Success
DAVID – FRICTION GLOVES
CHRIS – NITE IZE LED DISCS
PAT – WESTSIDE SEER
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