PODCAST EP#23 – How We Will Grow The Sport (W/ John Heaton – Event Chair St. Jude Invitational)

 ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST EPISODE 23

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Episode #23 – HOW WE WILL GROW THE SPORT (W/ JOHN HEATON – EVENT CHAIR ST. JUDE INVITATIONAL)

 

DISCS & ZEN

HOW WE WILL GROW THE SPORT

Today I would like to talk to you about how we are going to grow the sport of Disc Golf. But first I want to talk to you about something I call investments in the spirit. I first mentioned this term investments in the spirit in my book Zen and the Art of Disc Golf. And I identified this concept is any activity that you do that only require small amounts of your time or resources in which you give to others and eventually will come back to you in much larger amounts then you initially gave.
I want you to picture yourself as a vessel that holds all the good things that want out of life. This vessel grows as you receive more and more of the good stuff. I’m talking about love, affection, friendship, wisdom, but also success and money as well.  There is room for all of this good stuff in your vessel. Until it gets full.

JOHN HEATON

John is a player, an inventor and innovator, an entrepreneur, and a DG philanthropist who has a DEDICATION to growing our wonderful sport.

John’s bio:

I grew up in a small town in Northern IL; Seneca.

I’ve been a Frisbee fanatic since the 5th grade; freestyle and then some ultimate in college.

In 1984, right out of college, I moved to Kansas City.  I played serious club ultimate for years, which was on and off throughout my disc golf career.

In the summer of 1987 I was told of a “disc golf course” in town.  I went there (Swope Park) and was immediately hooked.

I went on to become the PDGA Rookie of the Year in 1988.

I’ve played in hundreds of tournaments. No 1st in majors but some good finishes.

25 years in medical / surgical device & equipment sales, marketing & product development.

I’ve traveled a lot for work, which has allowed me to play well over 600 courses.

I am now trying to use my product development experience to create some helpful devices for disc golf.

Founded Whirld Sports LLC in 2010

Scepter Disc Golf Caddie™

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NexTEE™

As for the St. Jude effort … I had read some time ago, a bit of history on the PGA and how involvement with charity was one of the things that were attributed to the explosive growth experienced in the PGA Tour from the 70’s through the 90’s.  That stuck with me.  Then in 2012, Dana Vicich went to PDGA worlds and used his disc golf as a means to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Both his aunt and mother had gone through battles with cancer.

His raising nearly $5000 was the trigger for me to realize that our sport could become a powerhouse for charity and that just as it help the PGA, it could significantly impact the growth and trajectory of disc golf.   Dana and I did a lot of scheming and plotting as to how we might make something significant happen.  We didn’t really get much more than a plan developed but then I received a call from a long time friend, Crazy John Brooks.  He mentioned that the wife of a friend of his was now working with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and had contact him to discuss how disc golf might become involved in helping St. Jude.  As it turns out, Brian Graham, at the PDGA, had just been given the green light by the PDGA Board to seek out a national charity partner that the PDGA could support.   It was all a bit of divine providence, if you ask me.  Well, long story short, things came together very quickly.   Annabelle Udo-O’Malley at St. Jude, Dana Vicich, Crazy John, Brian Graham, and I, along with others, put together the plan that lead to the Inaugural St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational.  The epic location of Bayonet Golf Course was chosen and the rest is history.

All in all, it amounted to about 200 disc golfers becoming actively involved in fundraising.  Through their efforts, we raised over $225,000.  My sincere belief is that if we got more disc golfers involved in this effort we could raise millions of dollars.  If we did that, disc golf would be on the evening news, ESPN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, etc, etc.  The story of disc golfers raising money to help kids faced with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, is so compelling, the news would reverberate like nothing disc golf has ever done before.

All we need to do is to get more disc golfers involved in the fund raising effort.

 

Making the Whirld Better,

John Heaton
Event Chair
St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational

Chief Executive Officer
Whirld Sports LLC
john@whirldsports.com
(PDGA # 4409)

 

Try the Scepter use discount code: MBD10 on WhirldSports.com

PRODUCT REVIEWS

CHRIS –

TIM –

PAT – Bug Spray.

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.

SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away a signed book to a random person who left a 5 STAR review on Amazon! 

on March 22, 2016
Changed my whole game and even my mood at work. Amazing book read then reread.

 

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!

Once we receive 50 supporters monthly, 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

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PODCAST EP#22 – Disc Golf Fitness Training

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Episode #22 – Disc Golf Fitness Training

 

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS – ON SELF-IMAGE

It happens all the time. You go out to the course and start off strong, birdying 3-4-5 holes on the front 9 and feeling great about it. Then you turn to your buddy and say one of the following:
  • “Man, i’m doing great – watch the back 9 just destroy me!”
  • “I never play this well, I hope I can keep it up.”
  • “4 down on the first 9 that means I have 4 bogies waiting for me on the back nine.”
Then what happens? You make it reality. You turn around and do exactly what you have said – bogeying  enough holes on the back nine to even out your score to match your expectations of yourself. Why does this alway seem to happen?

Let me put it simply: You can never win against the limiting beliefs you hold to be true. No matter who you are, a brand new player on the course or Paul McBeth – you have a self-image within your mind that is so ingrained in your beliefs and it can either take you into endless heights or hold you back unnecessarily. If you have mentally placed a glass ceiling on your score, rest assure your attitude, focus, and body will follow the instructions you continually give to it via your self-image.

We all step on our favorite courses knowing what we normally shoot. Some players use this as a benchmark to improve. Other players allow it to be the score that defines them – i.e. no matter how well they play on the front half, they will make it up on the back.

Now there are two different ways we mentally encode our limitations. First, internally – This is the mode of the pessimist, the player that believes no matter what they do some universal power will destroy it anyway. Then, there is the player or person who allows other people to define their self-image. This person believes and internalizes the vision other people have of them. Both ultimately involve your mind (your brain) accepting a limiting ideas as fact and therefore making them irrefutable.

Let me give you a personal real world example – 20 years ago when I was in grade school, I knew what was an acceptable report card to bring home to my parents to escape punishment. I knew that I was always to have all A’s and B’s, and I was allowed 1 C if I had an extra A to bring it back up. Guess what every report card I brought home looked like? Thats right 2 A’s, 3 B’s, and 1 C – every grading period. Coincidence? Years later in college – the only expectation I had was to do my best. There was a reason I was an all A college student and somewhat of a slacker high school student. I let someone else set my limitations and I lived up to them.

The message here is that every single one of us has a self-image and every single one of us has limits we believe exist. But what I want you to do is examine your limitations and what is holding you back on the disc golf course and in life. It can take a long time to let go of long held beliefs but the brain was designed to do it. You CAN change your mind about you. Think of your potential if you made the determination to blow past glass ceilings and strive to give your all you have to your passions. Think collectively about a nation or a world that would commit to not believing that our past failures or events do not anchor our futures. Think about it!

And thats another tool for your Disc Golf Bag.

DISC GOLF FITNESS TRAINING

Both Tim and Chris have written excellent articles on fitness. Check them out here –

Body Training section of Mind Body Disc by Tim Steward

Yoga For Disc Golf on DGputtheads by Rodney Lane


Core Performance Golf – Recommended by Tim Steward

CHECK OUT WHAT WE ARE THROWING!

CHRIS – KASTAPLAST KAXE
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TIM – LATITUDE 64 COMPASS
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PAT – DISCMANIA MD1
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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.

SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away a signed book to a random person who left a 5 STAR review on Amazon! 

By Tony S. on March 12, 2016

Excellent read for anyone looking to try to possibly calm their mental game down some, or even if you’re already at the chill mental game. A lot of what is said in this book does not only apply towards disc golf, but applies to just about anything you wish it to. There are a lot of things in life that all comes down to how you approach it mentally, some things are easier than others. This book will help you learn the better ways to approach it.

I not only bought this book for my wife and I at Christmas time, but I also bought a copy for our good friends that did have some anger issues on the course. Since giving it to them as a gift, I have seen their game improve and their overall attitudes when not everything is going to plan. It is a short read if you read it in one sitting, but it is best enjoyed a chapter at a time with breaks to contemplate what you have read and really take it in.

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

Every podcast we give away a mixed bag item to a random person who left a 5 STAR review for the podcast on iTunes! If you are TUCKFORCE1,  contact us for your goods!

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GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

March’s $20 gift card goes to Roger Cain! Congratulations, Roger!

For information on winning next months gift card, see below!

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!

Once we receive 50 supporters monthly, 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#21 – Grip It, Rip it

 

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Episode #21 – Grip It, Rip It

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS – A BASKET IS A GOAL, THE TEEPAD IS THE FIRST STEP

I was out on the course this week and I stepped out onto a teepad and noticed something that I may have noticed many times but only recently started paying attention to. There is often a gap between simply noticing something and paying attention it- that gap is called mindfulness.

A teepad is usually a concrete or rubber rectangle that only instructs us in one way: stand here for your first throw. Usually the first thing we do on the teepad is look for the disc catcher to guide us in which direction to throw our disc. Without being able to visualize the catcher, we could arguably throw our disc in any direction we choose in a 360 degree radius. But we don’t. Because we always take that first step in visualizing that basket. We do this 18+ holes a round and overtime we play 100s and sometimes 1000s of holes a year. But do we do this off the course?

You see, a basket represents a goal. A teepad represents taking that first step in reaching that goal. The disc you choose, the grip you use, the throw you make are all for the most part being planned on that tee pad. In mere seconds, you have visualized a goal, taken your first step to reach that goal, and made a plan to get there. This is one of the many ways disc golf is just like life.

We do it round after round, but do we do it at home or work? Or do we merely step on our teepads of life and throw whatever or however we we feel in that moment, many times in the opposite direction of our basket, our goal? Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? But this is what we do when have not identified our goals, what we want from life, and a plan to achieve them.

A wise man once stated “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail” This quote has been attributed to many people over the years from Ben Franklin to Winston Churchill. And all that means is MANY great men know the truth – to win at life you need to see a goal, have a plan, and take steps to achieve it.

Very often we all have great ideas and most of us have unlimited wants. But as soon as we have that great idea our brain and sometimes our peers want to tell us all the reasons we can’t have it. “It’s too hard, I don’t have the time, I don’t have the knowledge, I don’t want to make a sacrifice.” I’m hear to tell you that if you are alive all you have is time! The things you own, you can’t take with you. Death can be considered the end of your time. If you are alive – time is all you have! It’s yours. You just have to budget it like you would your checking account. What do you want to spend it on? That’s your goal. Planning and taking action is disc golf. It is life.

That’s another tool for your bag!

GRIP IT, RIP IT

 

Both Tim and Chris have written excellent articles on grip. Check them out here –

Get a grip! – 3 Ways to Increase Your Disc Golf Grip Strength – Mind Body Disc

Building Your Putter Comfort – DG Puttheads

Putting With Finger On Rim – DG Puttheads

OUR VARIOUS DISC GOLF GRIP STYLES

TIM’s DRIVING GRIP

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TIM’S PUTTING GRIP

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CHRIS’ DRIVER GRIP

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CHRIS’ SECONDARY DRIVER GRIP

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CHRIS’ APPROACH GRIP

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PAT’S DRIVER GRIP

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PAT’S FLICK (FOREHAND) GRIP

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PAT’S PUTTER GRIP

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SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away a signed book to a random person who left a 5 STAR review on Amazon! 

By Ross Holt on January 23, 2016
Very mind opening and is definitely going to change my thought process on and off the tee, got to go throw

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

Every podcast we give away a mixed bag item to a random person who left a 5 STAR review for the podcast on iTunes! If you are K-MOOD,  contact us for your goods!

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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!

Once we receive 50 supporters monthly, 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#20 – Windy Weather Play

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Episode #20 – Windy Weather Play

 

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS – VISUALIZATION

If you have read my book, Zen & The Art of Disc Golf, then you know the value that I personally place in both meditation and visualization as tools for you to use in order to both play better and inject positivity and success into your life.

Visualization in sports has been scientifically proven to improve athletic ability and has shown to produce approximately 7x the improvement that can be achieved if an athlete only practices physically, proving (once again), that success truly begins in the mind.

There are several types of visualization that I recommend using when gearing up for your next tournament, practice round, or for your own general improvement in the sport. The first two types of visualization should occur before ever hitting the course. The first is micro-visualization: visualizing individual shots to improve your overall ability on the course and by this I mean visualizing over and over yourself making putt after putt. The second is macro-visualization: visualizing your entire round, shot for shot from hole 1 to hole 18.

If you think this sounds a little “woo woo”, then consider this: for decades olympic athletes have been trained to utilize visualization to help win them the gold.

Nicole Detling, a sports psychologist with the United States Olympic team, states: “The more an athlete can image the entire package, the better it’s going to be.”

If you do a little research, you will also find that many Pro Disc Golfers also utilize visualization to dramitically improve their game.

Disc Golf World Champion, Avery Jenkins, has been quoted saying: “It has proved successful when I could already picture the disc going into the basket moments before actually making that putt, when you can envision it happening, it will happen.”

If visualization is good enough for gold winning olympians and Pro Disc Golfers alike, I recommend taking the idea seriously.

The last type of visualization I recommends takes place on the course. You should take a few seconds before throwing every shot to view in your mind the flight path and the landing of your disc where you need it to be.

Use these tips, and I guarantee you lower your scores.

Last food for thought – If visualization works this well in sports, imagine what it can do for you in your life. Take time before heading out each day to visualize how you want your day to go. See yourself succeeding in all your endeavors, and don’t worry as much about the “how”. The act of doing this daily opens mental doors that with time which will show you the “how”.

Another tool to throw in your bag.

WINDY WEATHER PLAY

 

Both Tim and Chris have written excellent articles on Windy Weather Play. Check them out here –

Discs Mentioned In The Podcast –
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“The World is a fast disc. It’s thin and it’s sharp so it cuts through the wind a little bit better than a slower, fatter disc, so it gives you more distance potential… I can throw the world further into the head wind than I can throw my other discs normally, because I know how to use the wind instead of trying to fight it.”
CHRIS – DISCRAFT CRUSH
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“The Crush performs really well in a head wind and a left-right crosswind.”
CHRIS – INNOVA X-CALIBER
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“I can throw the X-caliber pretty straight but it is very versatile towards the end of the flight. If I get a pretty good gust, it will turn a little bit but it will come back.”
CHRIS – INNOVA VIPER
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“I will typically take out something that doesn’t glide in a tail wind like an Innova Viper. Keep it low and throw down the fairway”

WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?

TIM – MILLINNEIUM POLARIS LS
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“I recommend this disc for beginners. It’s pretty stable, it holds pretty much any line you put on it. It has a decent amount of glide and is super controllable. If your looking for 1 fairway driver to carry that will serve you in most situations, the POLARIS LS is a great choice for that.”

CHRIS – ELEMENT DISCS IRIDIUM
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“It’s an versatile putter with a fairly low glide. It’s a slower disc that doesn’t like a ton of torque, but it is wonderful for approaches. It has a predictable fade at the end and handles the wind fairly well.”

PAT – INNOVA VALKRYIE
 e50f2e60-92ae-4abd-a558-43b27e117f4dInnova Valkyrie DX
“The Valkyrie is a pretty straight flying discs. It’s one of those discs you can shot shape and get it to do what you need it to do. Great disc to learn on. Great disc for kids a lot like the leopard.”

SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away a signed book to a random person who left a 5 STAR review on Amazon! 

on January 19, 2016
I first heard about the book after seeing the Zen Disc Golf social media posts. I then started listening to the podcast. Finally buying the book and reading it reinforced all of the points that were talked about on the podcast. It helped me to change my thinking when on the course. I no longer get angry when I have a bad throw. I can laugh it off and focus on my next shot. Keeping a positive attitude and mindset is critical to succeeding in disc golf and life, and this book helps both.

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

Every podcast we give away a mixed bag item to a random person who left a 5 STAR review for the podcast on iTunes! If you are motoki1,  contact us for your brand new Amsterdam Open Stamped Gateway Wizard!

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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!

Once we receive 50 supporters monthly, 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#19 – Digital Disc Golf with Alan Musselman of Tribaloid

 

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Episode #19 – Digital Disc Golf with Alan Musselman of Tribaloid

 

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS – ESTABLISH A GRATITUDE ROUTINE

If you’ve read my book, Zen & The Art Of Disc Golf, you know that I place great emphasis on how having a proper attitude sets the foundation for everything in life and on the course, but If there was one thing I wish I could go back and spend more time is talking about, it is that the fastest way to develop a proper attitude is by adding a gratitude routine to your day.

Gratitude fuels attitude. When we have a gratitude mindset, the mind starts looking for ways to fulfill vision. Vision is anything we want: a good drive, sinking a putt, a promotion at work, anything!

The opposite of gratitude is thanklessness, and when w are thankless, we are programmed to only see the things we don’t have, can’t do, all sorts of negativity, and our mind becomes programmed in that direction. And where the mind goes, so does the body.

I recently read a gratitude routine that I think is probably really effective – use a jar, box, container and put it at your front door with small slivers of paper next to, and everyday before you leave your house take one of the sheets of paper and write down:

1. Something you are grateful for.
2. Something that you want.
3. The actions you will take to get there.

So an example would be:

1. I am thankful for all of this excellent plastic in my disc golf bag.
2. I would like to sink more 25 foot putts.
3. I am going to do this by practicing putting every day.

Another example might be in your life off of the course:

1. I’m thankful that I wake up every morning with a roof over my head.
2. Number two I would really like a promotion at work.
3.  I am going to do this buy leading by example thus showing my value to my employer.

There’re many different ways you can add a gratitude routine to your day this is just one idea, journals are excellent, mantras are great, but no matter what you do – I promise adding gratitude to you routine will change your life for the better.

Another tool for your disc golf bag

TRIBALOID

On this podcast we were joined by Alan Musselman, the founder of disc golf video game company – Tribaloid.

WEBSITE: http://www.tribaloid.com

THE GREAT DISC GOLF DEBATES WITH TIM & ZACH

Pay to play – Up for consideration and debate – a controversial topic revolving around paying to play a round of disc golf at your local course.

WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?

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TIM – MVP TANGENT
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PAT – DISCRAFT BUZZZ
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SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away a signed book to a random person who left a 5 STAR review on Amazon! 

on November 4, 2015
What a great book! I have been a huge fan of the podcast and I recently received the book as a gift. Not only does this book help your game, it provides a plethora of ways to better your life as well! A truly great read!

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

Every podcast we give away a mixed bag item to a random person who left a 5 STAR review for the podcast on iTunes! If you are vdWcontact,  contact us for your brand new Amsterdam Open Stamped Gateway Wizard!

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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!

Once we receive 50 supporters monthly, 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#18 – Therapy Disc Golf

 

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Episode #18 – Therapy Disc Golf

MOMENT OF ZEN

“When you make a bad shot don’t follow it with a bad decision.” – Zig Ziglar

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS – S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

January is a time for new beginnings and many people begin this month with the dreaded New Years Resolution, and I say “dreaded” because only about  8% of people actually keep their resolutions. In fact, I am willing to bet that many people have already abandoned their resolutions by the time this show airs, which will be only about halfway through the month.

What is a resolution? A resolution is a firm decision to take action in solving a problem or to create a successful outcome in some way, shape, or form in their lives.

About 45% of the American population makes resolutions which means they have identified something they would like to change in themselves, and as I mentioned above, only about 8% are successful in making that change.

Change is difficult and often we abandon our “NYRs” for one or more of the following reasons: our heart is just not in it, our goal was too vague, maybe it was too lofty, or maybe we gave ourselves too much or not enough time to achieve it.

This is why George T. Doran developed a goal setting system that helps you create goals that are tailored for success. You may have heard of this strategy before, but this is a reminder. Next time you set a goal for yourself whether its losing weight, helping others, improving your drives, or putting – use the acronym S.M.A.R.T.

S.M.A.R.T. stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-related. Tailor your goals to meet these criteria and your likelihood for success skyrockets.

Lets use putting for example. The common way we might decide on a goal is to say: “This year i’d like to get better at putting.” Well, that’s not a S.M.A.R.T. goal. It’s too vague, not measurable, not time sensitive etc.

Using the S.M.A.R.T. acronym we can rephrase this goal:

I will (I like using active language like this) make 90% of my 25 foot putts (this is likely attainable) within 6 months. Now lets add an action to this goal – by practicing 3 times a week using XYZ putting technique.

Now write it down and place it where you can see it. Just another tool for success to throw in your bag.

THERAPY DISC GOLF

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On this podcast we were joined by Joshua Keith, the founder of Therapy Disc Golf – a new organization that is using Disc Golf as therapy for troubled youth.

WEBSITE: http://therapydiscgolf.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/therapydiscgear/

THERAPY DISC GOLF STICKER GIVEAWAY!
Therapy Disc Golf is giving away a FREE sticker to the first 50 people to drop by TDG on Facebook and leave “Zen Disc Golf” on their Facebook wall and private message their address!

THE GREAT DISC GOLF DEBATES WITH TIM & ZACH

The stand and deliver rule – Up for consideration and debate – a rule that surrounds no more run ups off the tee pad.

WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?

JOSHUA – INNOVA ECHO STAR KATANA
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CHRIS – DISCRAFT ZONE
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ZACH – INNOVA CHAMPION BOSS
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TIM – LATITUDE 64 FROST LINE CLAYMORE
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PAT – AXIOM VIRUS
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SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away a signed book to a random person who left a 5 STAR review on Amazon! 

5.0 out of 5 stars A book for the serious disc golfer who wants to master the connection between mind and body

By Desert Diva on January 2, 2016
My son loves disc golf. He’s played all kinds of sports and understands that your mental state certainly affects your playing. Ultimately, that’s what sports is about; sure, there’s skill and luck involved, but ultimately the athlete who masters his or her mind prevails. I read about this book and ordered it for him for a birthday present. He almost teared up when he opened it and said he’d been wanting it for forever and how did I know. I knew because of other good reviewers who post their reviews. Hope this one is helpful to you too.

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

Every podcast we give away a mixed bag item to a random person who left a 5 STAR review for the podcast on iTunes! If you are Hobgoblins,  contact us for your brand new Amsterdam Open Stamped Gateway Wizard!

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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!

Once we receive 50 supporters monthly, 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#17 – Adaptability and Effective Practice

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Episode #17 – Adaptability and Effective Practice

MOMENT OF ZEN

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” -Corrie Ten Boom

ADAPTABILITY AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICE

On this podcast I am joined by Chris Bawden, Tim Steward, and Zach Engelhart to discuss some of our listener’s questions, paying close attention to adaptability and effective practice.

See also:

The Scepter

Get your very own “I’m Jacked At Speed 14” T-shirt!
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WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?

ZACH – INNOVA SPIDER
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TIM – LATITUDE 64 TRIDENT
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CHRIS – DISCRAFT ROACH- No available link

PAT – INNOVA LEOPARD
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SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

Every podcast we give away a signed book to a random person who left a 5 STAR review on Amazon! 

5.0 out of 5 starsGood Stuff!

on October 7, 2015
Trying to keep this short and sweet. I like this book and have hilighted many lines which i skim through regularly just to constantly remind me of some of the very important messages for my game and for my life in general. We should be good to eachother and our environment, not just to better our surroundings but to better ourselves which absolutely reflects in our game. Read the book, take a breath, enjoy the throw!

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

Every podcast we give away a mixed bag item to a random person who left a 5 STAR review for the podcast on iTunes! If you are MercyofTheMt  contact us for your brand new Discmania MD3!

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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!

Once we receive 50 supporters monthly, 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