PODCAST EP#16 – Winter Weather Play

Episode #16 – Winter Weather Play

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY
Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible
 
ALSO MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR SUPER DELUXE BOX KICKSTARTED SUPPORTERS:
Dean Schaub, Chris Siepert of Go Throw Discs

MOMENT OF ZEN

“Zen … does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”

Alan Watts

WINTER WEATHER PLAY

On this podcast I talk to Tim Steward about how he plays in the freezing weather of Chicago. We discuss tips for cold weather play, tips for keeping up your skills during the winter, and the importance of staying active during colder months to reduce your chance of injury when those warmer weather months come back around!

See also:

Tim’s Freezing Eyebrows

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Disc Golf Course Review Discussion Thread – A Case for the Stand And Deliver Rule

Discs & Zen – Are You Practicing To Miss The Chains?

 

WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?

TIM – DYNAMIC DISCS ENFORCER
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PAT – INNOVA GROOVE
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5.0 out of 5 stars – A Ticklish Review.

on October 8, 2015
We all know that once you’ve been bit by the disc golf bug, all you want is more disc golf. Well, on your never ending search for more disc golf content, you’ve found the crown jewel. This book will not only help your disc golf game, but help your Mind and Body (see what I did there..) off the course as well. Thanks for the great read.

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PODCAST EP#15 – Disc Golf Measurement and Analytics

Episode #15 – Disc Golf Measurement and Analytics

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY
Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible
 
ALSO MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR SUPER DELUXE BOX KICKSTARTED SUPPORTERS:
Jamie Flesher, Anthony Galvan, Susan & Cooper Wallen, Dakota Johnston, Donald Ferris, Lee Gregory and Timm Desouza

MOMENT OF ZEN

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”

-Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

WHAT’S NEW WITH ZEN?

-Team Boxes
-Hats and patches
-More giveaways on the way?

DISC GOLF MEASUREMENT AND ANALYTICS

On this podcast we discuss the hows and whys of measuring and analyzing your disc golf game, complete with some tips on what needs measuring and methods of analysis

See also:

What Gets Measured – by Tim Steward (MindBodyDisc.Com)

Disc Golf Analysis – Distance Tiers – by Chris Bawden (DGputtheads.com)

WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?

CHRIS – KASTAPLAST BERG

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TIM – DYNAMIC DISCS EVIDENCE

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ZACH – GATEWAY WARLOCK

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PAT – DISCRAFT FLICK

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ByChris Sieperton August 31, 2015
This book can not only improve your game but it can change your life. If you are looking for a book about proper form for your putts, this isn’t the book for you.(but it is at the same time) This book is more about what you should do when you miss those 13 ft putts and how you should handle yourself on and off the course. It has completely changed my mentality when playing the game and when I’m not on the course. Staying positive and leaving the course in a better mood than when I got there has been a goal now every time I go to play. Not only should you own 1 but buy one to pass on to a friend with the promise that when he or she is done that they will pass it on to someone else. Even my girlfriend who only plays maybe once or twice a month has told me how she started reading it while I was at work and how it has helped her enjoy the game and take a better attitude to work every day. Thank you very much Patrick McCormick for writing such an amazing book and positively affecting peoples lives. Also check out their podcast! I look forward to every new episode. I love this book so much that I am getting a tattoo of the zen and disc golf logo on my neck! Haha just kidding…it will be on my leg 🙂 Keep up the amazing work! Photo of the tattoo will be coming!

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PODCAST EP#14 – Disc Golf Game Variations

Episode #14 – Disc Golf Game Variations

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY
Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible
 
ALSO MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR SUPER DELUXE BOX KICKSTARTED SUPPORTERS:
Michael Brundis, Mark Heydt, Blair Van Velse, Josh Williams, Tim, Alex T. Spereley, Jon-Paul Lussier Jr, Joshua Phillips, Chris Wallen, Kyle Van Houtte, Rob Hosely, Jeremy Ziakas, Eric Hermann, Alan Hargreaves, and Drew Frost.
(If your name is not listed, stay tuned more Super Deluxe Box shoutouts coming on upcoming podcasts!)

Minutes:

MOMENT OF ZEN

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty..”

-Albert Einstein

WHAT’S NEW WITH ZEN?

-Zach’s move
-Team Boxes Coming Together! – Team Putter will be the FUZION JUDGE. Mentioned incorrectly in podcast as the Lucid.
-Mountain Lake Lodge Trip

DISC GOLF GAME VARIATIONS

On this podcast we discuss an array of ways to mix up your disc golf game with alternative ways to play. We list as many game variations as we could think of and ask you to tweet your game variations to @zendiscgolf!

WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?

TIM – WESTSIDE DISCS – WORLD

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ZACH – INNOVA G-STAR WOMBAT 
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PAT – INNOVA KC PRO AVIAR
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on July 29, 2015
This book has the ability to fundamentally change the way you look at disc golf and life, and live inside of every moment. I pick up something new every time I read it. I call it my slump buster.

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PODCAST EP#13 – Zach And Tim Interview Patrick

Episode #13: Zach And Tim Interview Patrick

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY
Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible
 

Minutes:

MOMENT OF ZEN

“Each moment is all being. Each moment is the entire world. Reflect now whether any being or any world is left out of the present moment.”

-Dogen

WHAT’S NEW WITH ZEN?

Deconstructing Reality now on iTunes.

Zach is moving away, but have no fear his commitment to Zen Disc Golf is strong and he will continue to join us on the pod!

Zach and Tim become the first sponsored Zen Disc Golf Guinea Pigs.

ZACH AND TIM INTERVIEW PATRICK

On this podcast Tim had the BOLD idea to conspire with Zach to interview me – Patrick with hopes of shedding light on the person behind Zen Disc Golf.  I hope that you enjoy this very different pod but if not have no fear our regularly scheduled programming will continue on #14.

SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

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

If I could rate it a 10 star I would. This book not only has helped my game it gave me an insight into my own life. It has opened up doors I never thought possible. I’ve even purchased a few extra to give as gifts. Every Disc Golfer needs to add this book to their bag. In addition listening to the podcasts are a great companion and way to put it all together. Clear your mind and get out and throw!

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PODCAST EP#12 – Anger on the Disc Golf Course

Episode #12: Anger

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY
Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible
 

Minutes:

MOMENT OF ZEN

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”

-Mark Twain

WHAT’S NEW WITH ZEN?

Kickstarter Final Totals!

ANGER

On this podcast Zach, Tim, and I discuss whether or not displays of anger have any place on the disc golf course and whether or not it is beneficial to “let it out” or to “just move on.”

WHAT ARE YOU THROWING?

Tim – Westside Harp
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Zach – Innova Colt
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Pat – Discmania MD2
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on July 15, 2015

This book is a definite must read for all disc golfers of all skill and interest levels. Zen and the Art of Disc Golf is NOT an in depth how-to for improving your focus or a tutorial on how to perform under pressure. Zen and the Art of Disc Golf is a basic foundation for internal dialogue – a place to begin a conversation with yourself about who you are on and off the course. This book’s primary goal is to encourage you to look internally, instead of externally, when shots go poorly or even when your game is going well – which is a very strong attribute to have when looking to maintain a good, healthy attitude.

I’ve recommended this book to all the guys I regularly play with and they all feel the same way. However, things really started to click when I listened to the audiobook in the car with my non-disc-golfing wife. I told her that I wanted to share the book with her and fill her in on some of the things I’ve been internalizing and thinking about because of the book. We listened to Zen and the Art of Disc Golf from beginning to end in one go and even my wife loved it. She even asked to listen to it again on the way home because she wanted to make sure she didn’t miss anything. After the second listen through with her, she began a dialogue with me that not only highlighted all the things I was taking away from the book but she also shared HER views on who I am as a disc golfer, as a father, and as a husband and how all of those things are intertwined. Sharing the ideas and concepts from Zen and the Art of Disc Golf not only reinforced what I want to work on to become the man and disc golfer I eventually want to be but also indirectly created a support structure in my wife who can help continue the conversation and encourage growth.

Ultimately, it’s not the book that has the potential to help people but the concepts and ideas. Patrick McCormick has done a wonderful job making them relatable and easy to digest without being pretentious or heady. Absolutely worth the read, but the book is only the first step. Happy throwing.

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PODCAST EP#10 – See The Gap, Not The Trees (Obstacles and Adversity)

Episode #10: 

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible
 

Minutes:

MOMENT OF ZEN

“The struggle against an obstacle inevitably propels the fighter to a new level of functioning. The extent of the struggle determines the extent of the growth. The obstacle is an advantage, not adversity. The enemy is any perception that prevents us from seeing this.”
– The Obstacle is the Way
by Ryan holiday

(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.”
by Tim Steward

“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

LISTENER QUESTIONS

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
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Zach – Gateway Discs Mystic
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Pat – Westside Underworld
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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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5 STARS Achieving Zen in not only Disc Golf, but in work and life in general
on June 25, 2015
Format: Paperback

I was a listener to the Zen and the Art of Disc Golf podcast before I read this book, but now that I have finished it I really wish I wouldn’t have waited so long! I have been playing Disc Golf for just over a year now and have always played with people better then me and my scores usually don’t compete with theirs. Often times I found myself getting down on myself while playing. This book has changed that. It has taught me to have confidence in myself when I am playing and to recognize the positive aspects of my rounds There is so much good advice jam packed into the pages of this book. As the title of my review says this book not only helps in disc golf but life in general. I have found myself wanting to be a better employee at work, and a better dad at home since reading this book. Get this book now and read it. It will help you not only on the course, but maybe more importantly off the course. Thank you Patrick for such a great book.

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