PODCAST EP#29

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Episode #29 -the definitive guide to disc golf (with ryan “slim” pickens and justin menickelli)

Todays podcast is brought to you by some of our amazing and generous podcast contributors:

Jeremy Ziakis – Kentucky
Melissa Martin – Ohio
Royal Daniel – Texas
Todd Sisco – Kansas
Timmy Andersson – Sweden

the definitive guide to disc golf

OTHER DISC GOLF RELATED ITEMS

CHRIS – FOLIO PORTABLE STUDIO

TIM – CENTRAL COAST DISC GOLF – CLINIC WITH WILL SCHUSTERIC

Pat – Disc Golf Unchained APP – fun and addictive!

5 STAR REVIEW – THANK YOU GIVEAWAY!

GIVING AWAY A SIGNED COPY OF ZEN & THE ART OF DISC GOLF

podcast contributor – THANK YOU GIVEAWAY!

June’s $20 gift card to www.infinitediscs.com goes to:

Calvin Negrete!

HELP US KEEP GOING AND GROWING!

Funny thing about podcasting… Success costs money. As we continue to reach record numbers of listeners the costs rise with syndication, web development, and GIVEAWAYS, I am constantly plagued with the question, how can I keep the podcast self-sustaining.

The answer: $1. That’s it.

If you love the ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST, please consider donating as little as $1 a month and help keep this show alive, going and growing.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

By supporting, you will be entered to win a $20 gift card from Infinite Discs. You will get one entry per donated dollar per month (i.e. Putter level =1 entry per month, Distance driver level = 3 entries per month). Cancel anytime!

Unknown$1 per month – Putter Level Unknown $2 per month – Mid-range LevelUnknown $3 per month – Distance Driver Level

PODCAST EP#28 – WWTSD (What Would Tim Steward Do?)

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Episode #28 – WWTSD (What Would Tim Steward Do?)

Todays podcast is brought to you by some of our amazing and generous podcast contributors:

Jeremy Ziakis – Kentucky
Melissa Martin – Ohio
Royal Daniel – Texas
Todd Sisco – Kansas
Timmy Andersson – Sweden

WWTSD (WHAT WOULD TIM STEWARD DO?)

LINKS


Worm Dye – Tim’s Disc Dye recommendation 


Brake Parts Cleaner – For getting rid of that pesky factory stamp


iDye Poly – Tim’s recommended dye infuse.

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“A great low speed disc to learn on – Innova Leopard” – Tim Steward.
Pat recommends Gstar Plastic.

Tim recommends checking out 2016 Masters Cup at DelaVeaga 

OTHER IMAGES

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PAT SWIMS OUT TO RETRIEVE HIS WESTSIDE GIANT – HOLE 3 AT SCHUMAKER PARK

COURSE REVIEWS

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TIM – ROSEDALE DOWN UNDER DISC GOLF COURSE (Kansas City, KS)

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PAT – NEWPORT NEWS DISC GOLF COURSE (Newport News, VA)

DISC REVIEWS

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TIM – LATITUDE 64 VISION

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PAT – VIBRAM IBEX

OTHER DISC GOLF RELATED ITEMS

TIM – ERGODINE – CHILL-ITS COOLING TOWEL

PAT – KEEN MONTFORD SHOES

5 STAR REVIEW – THANK YOU GIVEAWAY!

GIVING AWAY A SIGNED COPY OF ZEN & THE ART OF DISC GOLF

CONGRATULATIONS PARKER SANDS! PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR YOUR PRIZE!

on May 30, 2016

If you are a disc golfer, then BUY THIS BOOK! If you are a student of Zen practice, then BUY THIS BOOK! If you want to live a better life, then BUY THIS BOOK!

Patrick McCormick has written a short but deep look into playing disc golf, practicing a Zen mindset, and tapping into the potential to become the best possible “you.” McCormick’s words are like syrup, they hold such thick value that sometimes it takes a little while to digest them fully, but when those words do finally sink in, it is truly an enlightenment. Suddenly, everything makes sense and things that may have been cloudy before are now perfectly clear…

Although I am a relatively new disc golfer, I come from a background of playing regular golf for most of my life and struggling with the mental side of playing at a competitive level. In fact, several years ago I played regular golf competitively in college in Southern California, but became very frustrated, depressed, and ultimately burnt out from my tireless efforts to elevate my game to the next level. I WISH I would have had McCormick’s book at that stage of my life. Nevertheless, I’m very glad I have this book now. I have read it cover to cover several times, and always keep it close by if I feel the need to refresh myself before I go play, or even go take on the day.

Reading “Zen and the Art of Disc Golf” has made me appreciate the time, effort, skills, and enjoyment that comes from playing and participating in all the sports I play, and even my occupation as a middle school mathematics teacher. I now have a renewed interest in getting the absolute most enjoyment I can from my work and leisure time activities, challenging myself to constantly improve my game and myself, and even enter competitive tournaments again.

Thanks Patrick. Your book is truly awesome and profound!

HELP US KEEP GOING AND GROWING!

Funny thing about podcasting… Success costs money. As we continue to reach record numbers of listeners the costs rise with syndication, web development, and GIVEAWAYS, I am constantly plagued with the question, how can I keep the podcast self-sustaining.

The answer: $1. That’s it.

If you love the ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST, please consider donating as little as $1 a month and help keep this show alive, going and growing.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

By supporting, you will be entered to win a $20 gift card from Infinite Discs. You will get one entry per donated dollar per month (i.e. Putter level =1 entry per month, Distance driver level = 3 entries per month). Cancel anytime!

Unknown$1 per month – Putter Level Unknown $2 per month – Mid-range LevelUnknown $3 per month – Distance Driver Level

PODCAST EP#27 – 1 ON 1 WITH STEVE DODGE – DISC GOLF PRO TOUR

DISC GOLF PRO TOUR PODCAST

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Episode #27 – 1 ON 1 WITH STEVE DODGE – DISC GOLF PRO TOUR

Todays podcast is brought to you by some of our amazing and generous podcast contributors:

Lyn Henriksen – California
Ryan Lewis – Ohio
Roger Crain – California
Joel Bautista – Texas
Benjamin Wonders – Ohio

1 ON 1 WITH STEVE DODGE – DISC GOLF PRO TOUR

Steve Dodge began playing disc golf at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA in 1987. He played disc golf and Ultimate until his knees gave out and now contents himself with disc golf. The Fredericksburg Ultimate Club: Mothers taught him to play disc sports with honor, respect, open ears, and understanding. Since then, he has founded, co-founded, and served.
STEVE’S RESUME:

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HELP US KEEP GOING AND GROWING!

Funny thing about podcasting… Success costs money. As we continue to reach record numbers of listeners the costs rise with syndication, web development, and GIVEAWAYS, I am constantly plagued with the question, how can I keep the podcast self-sustaining.

The answer: $1. That’s it.

If you love the ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST, please consider donating as little as $1 a month and help keep this show alive, going and growing.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

By supporting, you will be entered to win a $20 gift card from Infinite Discs. You will get one entry per donated dollar per month (i.e. Putter level =1 entry per month, Distance driver level = 3 entries per month). Cancel anytime!

Unknown$1 per month – Putter Level Unknown $2 per month – Mid-range LevelUnknown $3 per month – Distance Driver Level

PODCAST EP#26 – PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT (WITH DAVID TUCKER)

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Episode #26 -practice makes permanent (with david tucker)

Todays podcast is brought to you by some of our amazing and generous podcast contributors:

Scott Comeaux – Florida
Melissa Martin – Ohio
Royal Daniel – Texas
Todd Sisco – Kansas
Jeremy Ziakis – Kentucky

DISCS & ZEN –

In Zen & The Art Of Disc Golf, I talked at great length about how your disc golf bag can be seen as a metaphor for all the baggage that you carry around with you from day to day and how if you do not place your bag on the ground (“dropping your baggage”) you severely decrease your accuracy and ability to achieve your goals.

Today, I would like to talk to you about what we place in our bags and how we hold onto discs and equipment that serve no other purpose than to “fill out our bags.” It’s very interesting to meet and talk to so many new players who begin playing disc golf and starting with the same habits. I believe a psychologist could make a reasonable study of disc golfers to extrapolate trends in human behavior. We often talk about how newer players tend to buy high speed drivers in hopes that the numbers on the disc alone will put our tee shots where we want them in the fairway with little attention paid to our throwing technique, but another habit that we have is being pack rats or maybe “bag rats” would be a better term.

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practice makes permanent –  with david tucker

Dave is a 36 year old husband, father, and novice disc golfer with a burning passion for growing the sport of Disc Golf.  He has a new YouTube Channel that caters to new, novice, and or beginner disc golfers.  He makes videos that answer the question we all have as newcomers to the sport.
Dave started a Facebook group called Big Daddy Disc Golf, and it’s for people like him whom are over weight.  While being a place to share healthy tips, ideas, and progress into living life more abundantly, it’s also a wonderful way to introduce this sport as a fun and healthy way to get activity into lives of those courageous individuals who are looking for a lifestyle change.

Dave’s YouTube Channel – Tuck4s1

Dave’s Facebook Group – Big Daddy Disc Golf

Disc Golf Lessons With Philo Brathwaite – teamphilo.com

Blenders Sunglasses – Use TUCK4s1 for 30% off!

PRODUCT REVIEWS

CHRIS – PRODIGY F2 $14.99
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TIM – IRON MIND – CAPTAINS OF CRUSH $29 – EXPAND THE HAND BANDS $15.95

DAVID – UP CART $89

PAT – KNIGHT  MAGIC BOX II $32.99

 

PODCAST GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away an item to a random person who has left a 5 STAR review on Amazon or iTunes! 

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BLACK ZOMBIE – CHAINSAW

on April 26, 2016
If you love disc golf, and even if you don’t but are searching for a new insight on life, read this book.

JOIN MIND BODY DISC IN DONATING TO  ST. JUDE!

events.stjude.org/mindbodydisc

Every little bit counts, please give what you can. Together we can make a difference.

Remember, kids are the future of our sport. And for many kids, St. Jude is the key to their future.

How your donation helps:

  • Thanks to donors like you, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
  • St. Jude will continue to improve the treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through its groundbreaking research.

HELP US KEEP GOING AND GROWING!

Funny thing about podcasting… Success costs money. As we continue to reach record numbers of listeners the costs rise with syndication, web development, and GIVEAWAYS, I am constantly plagued with the question, how can I keep the podcast self-sustaining.

The answer: $1. That’s it.

If you love the ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST, please consider donating as little as $1 a month and help keep this show alive, going and growing.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

By supporting, you will be entered to win a $20 gift card from Infinite Discs. You will get one entry per donated dollar per month (i.e. Putter level =1 entry per month, Distance driver level = 3 entries per month). Cancel anytime!

Unknown$1 per month – Putter Level Unknown $2 per month – Mid-range LevelUnknown $3 per month – Distance Driver Level

PODCAST EP#25 – Yoga & The Art Of Disc Golf (With Megan Nance and Garin Wootton)

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Episode #25 – Yoga & The Art Of Disc Golf (With Megan Nance and Garin Wootton)

 

Todays podcast is brought to you by some of our amazing and generous podcast contributors:

Kevin Kugler – Wisconsin
Adam Kubiak – Pennsylvania
Adam Gowland – Ontario, Canada
Jørn Idar Kvig – Oslo, Norway
Christoffer Pettersen – Kristiansand, Norway

DISCS & ZEN – FROM THE DISCS PERSPECTIVE

I was playing a doubles round with some friends of mine the other day when we got to hole number 8 at Newport News disc golf course and I had a new revelation.

Most of  this group are players I have recently introduced to the game and even though they had played the course several times from the short tees had never played from the long tees. We decided to try the long tees for some added variation and also decided that doubles would be a good starting point for playing a slightly longer course.

We paired up stronger players with weaker players to ensure some balance in the game and everyone was playing extremely well. I fully believe that switching up the tees, baskets, or even the course is a great way to step outside of the box and really see what you can do. For some reason, forcing yourself outside of routine seems to help you break out of complacency and help to influence the mindfulness and focus that disc golfers need to play well.

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YOGA & THE ART OF DISC GOLF

Disc Golf Yoga – Pre-round warmup from Youngblood Productions on Vimeo.

MEGAN NANCE

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Megan Nance is a health and fitness coach, helping people start their fitness journeys and providing the tools to be successful. Using an online platform, she helps people find fitness and nutrition programs that will work for their lifestyle, and connects them with support and accountability. Megan is a  certified yoga teacher and has a passion for sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with others.  Her husband has shared his love of disc golf with her and as a certified yoga instructor, has developed a customized yoga practice for disc golfers. She lives with her husband and daughter in Austin, TX.

GARIN WOOTTEN

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“I have been playing disc golf since the early 1990s.  I played throughout college and post college.  I fell in love with sport and would play as much as I could back in the day.  Now I’ve got 3 kids and work quite a bit so finding time to play is not as easy.  I used to play many tournaments every year, but now I may pick 3 or 4 events each year.  I don’t play many courses even casually due to time constraints, but will still do field work and putt in my backyard to keep my skill set sharpened.  I have grown to really love field work, especially once I got into yoga. Yoga helps physically, but my mental focus is undeniably better with yoga training.  This can be said on and off the course.

Since I still wanted to be involved and even give back to a sport that I loved playing, I started a company called Black Zombie disc golf in 2013.  It was easier to work on my laptop and develop all these ideas to ‘color’ the sport I love.  I instantly had aspirations to be BZ of DG  much like Op was to surfing.  I have never surfed in my life, but i’ve had Op wallets, shirts, shorts, and more.  I look back at Op and they were able to capture the spirit of the ocean waves.  I wanted to capture the spirit of the outdoors as it applies to disc golf.  The image of intensity and accomplishment via the flight of a disc driven by a player.  Black Zombie has been nicknamed BZ for obvious reasons, but more importantly the idea of being ‘busy’ outside is my focus.  I try to motivate people to get off couch and get outside and what better vehicle than disc golf.  I think disc golf was lacking, and still lacking more brands that inspire people outside of disc golf to take another look all while keeping disc golfers excited and engaged through cool graphics and positive energy.

BZ has gotten very popular and the idea we are the disc golf infection has totally been embraced.  As us disc golfers know, disc golf is a sport that is infectious as we begin to play more and understand the flight of the disc against the elements.

I have been doing yoga for over 10yrs myself.  I really stepped up my yoga when my mother was diagnosed with cancer.  To counter my stress levels I was able to increase my yoga in reflection to my stress.  I whole heartedly feel that yoga was the best ‘medicine’ during this time before  my mother passed from the cancer treatments.  Cancer treatments and their effects on the elderly is a whole other soap box i’ve gotten on, but that is for another discussion.  Between the FDA, big pharma, and the profit digging on our elders is disgusting.  But, that was my stress and yoga was an amazing natural remedy.

For BZ, we are an apparel line first, but have designed our first putter with Gateway Disc Sports.  It was a 4month process last year and our putter, the Chainsaw, was approved January 2016.  You can add our website www.blackzombie.com so you or others can check out what we have to offer.  We launched our website recently and are still adding march we have.”

-GARIN WOOTTEN

PRODUCT REVIEWS

GARIN – Chainsaw Putter

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MEGAN – http://www.megnancehealthandfitness.com

CHRIS – QUEST TURBO PUTTER

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TIM – INFINITE DISCS APP

PAT – INFINITE DISCS LARGE BAG

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The Infinite Discs Large Disc Golf Bag is the perfect bag for disc golfers who have a lot of discs, and like to carry around some accessories with them, but don’t want to spend a fortune. This bag is made with premium 1680D fabric and quality YKK zippers.

Bag Features

  • Holds 18 – 22 Discs
  • Easy Access Putter Pocket that holds 2 discs
  • Large storage pockets on both sides
  • 2 large water bottle holders
  • Scorecard Pocket
  • Mini Pocket
  • Small Accessory Pocket
  • 3 Pencil Holders
  • Scorecard Pocket
  • Compatible with all major backpack style bag straps.

 

PODCAST GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away an item to a random person who has left a 5 STAR review on Amazon or iTunes! 

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VIBRAM – ONYX

on April 21, 2016
I have nothing but glorious praise for this book. I personally have the audio book and have purchased a copy for my brother. This is something that any one into the disc golf scene must read. It not only helped me on the course but off as well. I am the unfortunate bearer of a short fuse, and it can be a problem. The teachings in this book have gotten me to lengthen that fuse and even eliminate things that would otherwise light it. This holds true on the course as well as off as I find myself consciously calming myself whenever the need arises. If I had a physical copy of this book, it would be filled with highlights and dog ears with the amount of times that I have revisited chapters just to reaffirm the lessons. Combined with the podcast, Patrick McCormick has created a zen philosophy that I can understand and bring into my life.

JOIN MIND BODY DISC IN DONATING TO  ST. JUDE!

events.stjude.org/mindbodydisc

Every little bit counts, please give what you can. Together we can make a difference.

Remember, kids are the future of our sport. And for many kids, St. Jude is the key to their future.

How your donation helps:

  • Thanks to donors like you, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
  • St. Jude will continue to improve the treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through its groundbreaking research.

HELP US KEEP GOING AND GROWING!

Funny thing about podcasting… Success costs money. As we continue to reach record numbers of listeners the costs rise with syndication, web development, and GIVEAWAYS, I am constantly plagued with the question, how can I keep the podcast self-sustaining.

The answer: $1. That’s it.

If you love the ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST, please consider donating as little as $1 a month and help keep this show alive, going and growing.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

By supporting, you will be entered to win a $20 gift card from Infinite Discs. You will get one entry per donated dollar per month (i.e. Putter level =1 entry per month, Distance driver level = 3 entries per month). Cancel anytime!

Unknown$1 per month – Putter Level Unknown $2 per month – Mid-range LevelUnknown $3 per month – Distance Driver Level

ZDGP24 – Contemplating Nothing (But Disc Golf) With David Mawr

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Episode #24 – Contemplating Nothing (But Disc Golf) With David Mawr

Todays podcast is brought to you by some of our amazing and generous podcast contributors:

Joel Bautista
Sam Dickinson
Seth Jensen
Benjamin Wonders
Roger Crain

DISCS & ZEN

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.

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DAVID MAWR

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

DGnomad – Portable Disc Golf Targets

David’s Go Fund Me – Disc Golf In School

Steve Harvery – Jumping To Success

PRODUCT REVIEWS

TIM – DIRT BAG BY DYNAMIC DISCS
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DAVID – FRICTION GLOVES

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CHRIS – NITE IZE LED DISCS
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PAT – WESTSIDE SEER
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PODCAST GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away an item to a random person who has left a 5 STAR review on Amazon or iTunes!

 

GIFTCARD GIVEWAWAY

Every month we give away a $20 gift card to one of our amazing podcast contributors.

This month’s gift card goes to Dustin DeMatteo!

JOIN MIND BODY DISC IN DONATING TO  ST. JUDE!

events.stjude.org/mindbodydisc

Every little bit counts, please give what you can. Together we can make a difference.

Remember, kids are the future of our sport. And for many kids, St. Jude is the key to their future.

How your donation helps:

  • Thanks to donors like you, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
  • St. Jude will continue to improve the treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through its groundbreaking research.

 

HELP US KEEP GOING AND GROWING!

Funny thing about podcasting… Success costs money. As we continue to reach record numbers of listeners the costs rise with syndication, web development, and GIVEAWAYS, I am constantly plagued with the question, how can I keep the podcast self-sustaining.

The answer: $1. That’s it.

If you love the ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST, please consider donating as little as $1 a month and help keep this show alive, going and growing.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

By supporting, you will be entered to win a $20 gift card from Infinite Discs. You will get one entry per donated dollar per month (i.e. Putter level =1 entry per month, Distance driver level = 3 entries per month). Cancel anytime!

Unknown$1 per month – Putter Level Unknown $2 per month – Mid-range LevelUnknown $3 per month – Distance Driver Level