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 … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – MAKE ROOM IN YOUR BAG FOR THE USEFUL
DISCS & ZEN – FROM THE DISC’S PERSPECTIVE
I was playing a doubles round at Newport News Disc Golf Course the other day with some friends of mine when I suddenly 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, … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – FROM THE DISC’S PERSPECTIVE
DISCS & ZEN – Release And Move Forward
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. … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – Release And Move Forward
DISCS & ZEN – HOW WE ARE GOING TO GROW THE SPORT OF DISC GOLF
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 … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – HOW WE ARE GOING TO GROW THE SPORT OF DISC GOLF
DISCS & ZEN – Aggressive VS Finesse Play
No doubt about it, all disc golfers want more distance on our drives. That's part of the quest for faster drivers, more glide, and techniques that allow us to whip a disc like Simon Lizzote, effortlessly putting a driver out there 300-400 feet or farther. But let's be real honest here - not every hole … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – Aggressive VS Finesse Play
DISCS & ZEN – Confidence, Self-talk, and Focus
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." - Lao Tzu A few weeks ago, we discussed confidence on the Zen Disc Golf Podcast. Confidence is a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something. Confidence seems to come naturally for some people, and for … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – Confidence, Self-talk, and Focus
DISCS & ZEN – Disc Golf & Meditation
In last weeks podcast we discussed mediation. The word meditation means so many different things to different people, as a matter of fact there probably are as many definitions as there are practitioners. And for each of those there is another definition for non-practitioners. This is why there are many schools of thought on the … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – Disc Golf & Meditation
DISCS & ZEN – A Game of Gaining and Losing Control
I will admit to you that I have a fear of flying. It's not a debilitating fear, I still get on airplanes and maintain my composure without having any type of substance to help, but when that airplane pulls out onto the runway and those engines begin to rev up, I really begin to feel … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – A Game of Gaining and Losing Control
DISCS & ZEN – Growing the sport by owning the sport.
On the Zen Disc Golf Podcast we talk a ton about growing the sport of disc golf and we like to ask the question, "What does growing the sport mean to you? Is it an active process or is it something we hope just sort of happens by dropping the hashtag #growthesport? A few weeks … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – Growing the sport by owning the sport.
DISCS & ZEN – Are you practicing to MISS the chains?
Do you ever grab a handful of putters and go out to your favorite place to putt, only to leave practice thinking "I'm not really sure if I that session made me better or worse..." Did you start strong and quit weak? I know I have. In fact, I just left the backyard to type … Continue reading DISCS & ZEN – Are you practicing to MISS the chains?