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
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“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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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 GIVEAWAY

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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.

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PODCAST EP#17 – Adaptability and Effective Practice

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

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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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SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

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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.

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

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THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY
Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible

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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SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

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

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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THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY
Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible

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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SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

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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.

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

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THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY
Appalachian Disc Golf and Audible

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!

PODCAST GIVEAWAY

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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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SIGNED BOOK GIVEWAWAY

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

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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