Sometimes It’s Not a Sport or a Game

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What is disc golf?  At first, that might sound like a dumb question.  It’s a sport like golf, but instead of using sticks and balls, we use discs and baskets.  Easy peasy, on to the next post, right?

Wrong.

What if I said that there are hundreds of thousands of people out on disc golf courses around the world that don’t look at disc golf as a sport at all?  What if I said that one of the keys to “growing the sport” was to expand our umbrella outside the world of sports?

I’m a supremely unathletic person.  I was not blessed with the coordination gene.  But disc golf is still the central and prominent activity in my life.  Why?  Because it’s a sport second and a whole bunch of other things first.

Find out what those things are over at the Mind Body Disc blog.

June newsletter from Explore Disc Golf

Middlesex

Disc golf course at Middlesex Green Office Park is now open for play!
We are so pumped to finally be able to announce that our 6-hole, private course design for Middlesex Green Office Park outside of Boston is done and officially open for play! While this course was contracted for use by employees only, the land owner is considering opening it up to the public in the future. If you have an interest in playing the course, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions in how the process is coming along. For now, though, employees of this 25-acre office park will now be able to enjoy this “pocket course” during their lunch break, after work or on the weekends!

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Middlesex

The 207′ signature 1st hole is located in a locust grove next to the park entrance, with large rock outcroppings defining the fairways. Gorgeous hole!

Jasper, Alabama’s Downtown Throwdown

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downtownthrowdownHey guys, let me start by saying there are only 4 spots left! I’ll even pause why you go sign up, because this is a very unique tourney opportunity that you do not want to miss! Trust me.

SIGN UP HERE > Grip-N-Rip’s Downtown Throwdown.

[pause] That’s me waiting for you to sign up. Ok let’s get right to it.

So Dogleg JT sat down with Grip-N-Rip co-founder Stephen Robertson earlier this week in a one-on-one interview about the upcoming “Downtown Throwdown” disc golf tournament being held this Saturday, June 20th in downtown Jasper, Alabama. This will be unlike ANY tournament you’ve ever played in before. Businesses closed. Parking lots marked off. Alleys cleared. 20 Holes of pure urban disc golf up and down the streets, around buildings and down alley ways in downtown Jasper. It’s a full out PDGA sanctioned C-tier tournament that’s making its inaugural debut this weekend.

 

Read DoglegDiscGolf.com’s latest interview “Grip-N-Rip Presents the Downtown Throwdown” to learn more!

>Click Here.

Check back later next week on DoglegDiscGolf.com for a review of how it all went down.

-jt


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No BS Product Review – The NutSac

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The trend in disc golf bags as of late seems to be bigger and more expensive.  There are a few folks out there doing things less expensively or sometimes simpler.  But on the whole we are headed towards bags better suited for summiting Everest than to playing a round of disc golf.

The larger a bag is, the more discs people are tempted to carry.  While I know this goes against some pretty common thinking, more is not always better.  Not too long ago I was stopped mid round, looking through the 30 discs I had with me, trying to decide which of 4 discs to throw.  At that point I decided a change was in order.

I’ve owned a NutSac bag for several years.  This seemed like the perfect time to dust it off and start using it more regularly.  Since then, outside of tournaments, it’s been pretty much the only bag I’ve carried.  My scores are down, my confidence is up, and I couldn’t be happier.

For those of you who need help simplifying your game, it’s time for another no BS product review on the Mind Body Disc blog.

Dogleg Disc Golf reviews this year’s Trilogy Challenge Discs

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You’ve asked for it, now you have it!

Dogleg JT reviews the unreleased Westside Elasto Sampo driver, Dynamic Discs Fuzion Evidence midrange and the Latitude 64 Retro Macana putter featured in this year’s Trilogy Challenge. Head on over to DoglegDiscGolf.com for his thoughts and video review.

Be sure to watch it–especially if you’re playing in an upcoming Trilogy Challenge!
2015 Trilogy Challenge Discs Review by Dogleg JT (aka RandomTiz).

-jt

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Oregon Park’s Trilogy Challenge Recap

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Hey all,

As the Trilogy Challenge makes it rounds from city-to-city all across the world this year, its goal is helping promote the sport and introduce as well as encourage new players to join in on the fun. This year was my first Trilogy Challenge experience and it was a blast. Checking out their website to see where ones are being held near you. I highly recommend you signing up and joining in on the fun! According to Trilogy’s website, it looks like the one I participated in at Oregon Park in Marietta, GA was one of the very first to kick off the year! It was awesome, fun-filled day and I’d like to share with you guys some of the fun.

You can read the full story over at DoglegDiscGolf.com to see pics from the event and hear from the tournament director himself on how successful he felt this year’s challenge went!

Photo cred: Derek Disc

Photo cred: Derek Disc

Read the full article, “2015 Trilogy Challenge – Oregon Park Recap” only at DoglegDiscGolf.com.

-jt


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May newsletter from Explore Disc Golf

Pineland Farms

Explore Disc Golf’s newest course design project: Pineland Farms in Maine!

We are extremely excited to finally be able to announce our newest course design project up in Maine — Pineland Farms! This is an absolutely incredible facility, with a sprawling 5,000-acre campus that is home to everything from an elementary school and YMCA to dozens of businesses, a fully functional working farm, thriving marketplace, the largest creamery in New England, manicured gardens, world-class nordic ski trails, fishing ponds and more. While the course is only going to be 9 holes to start, we are currently Master Planning the back 9 for ease of installation in the future!

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Pineland Farms

Views over the working farm portion of Pineland Farms can be seen from numerous holes on the disc golf course. Views of Mount Washington can be seen in the background.

Westside Discs Seer Review!

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Westside Discs, and the Trilogy line up as a whole, has been growing and gaining popularity at an extreme rate lately. Westside is different from every other brand where they only release 3 new molds a year. For 2015 those 3 discs are the Bard, Seer, and Swan1 Reborn.

The Seer is an understable fairway driver. Westside already has plenty of understable fairway drivers, Underworld, Hatchet, and Stag to an extent, so the Seer will need to be something special to find a home in players bag. How does it fly? Where does it fit in with the rest of their fairways? Check out the video to find out!

Westside Discs Bard Review

DG Weekly - Dynamic Discs Bard

Westside Discs, and the Trilogy line up as a whole, has been growing and gaining popularity at an extreme rate lately. Westside is different from every other brand where they only release 3 new molds a year. For 2015 those 3 discs are the Bard, Seer, and Swan1 Reborn.

The Bard is a deep rimmed, overstable mid range. With flight ratings of 5 4 0 3, the Bard is expected to fly more overstable than Westside’s already very popular Mid Range, the Warship. How does it stack up? Watch the video to find out!

Justice Is Served

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Photo May 28, 8 13 53 PM

OK, it took zero imagination to come up with that title for the review of the Dynamic Discs new stupidly over stable midrange utility disc, the Justice.  I just couldn’t help it.  Another thing I couldn’t help was falling in love with a disc that I had totally planned to write off.

After hearing the description of this disc, I immediately wrote it off as something I didn’t need and wouldn’t throw.  Then I put it in my bag.  Folks, I have to tell you that this is the disc you never knew you needed.

Read the full review (which is much more imaginative than the title, by the way) over at the Mind Body Disc blog!

Write Disc Reviews. Get a FREE Infinite Discs T-Shirt

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Infinite Discs will be giving away 100 Free T-Shirts to disc golfers who write (or update existing) quality reviews. The more reviews you write/update, the more chances you have to win!

To be eligible, complete the following in the disc review sections on InfiniteDiscs.com:

1. Update the plastic type of the disc you are reviewing (if the disc you are reviewing has more than one plastic type).

2. Updated star rating according to this criteria:

5-Stars – Must Have
4-Stars – Great Disc
3-Stars – Average Disc
2-Stars – Below Average Disc
1-Star – Waste of Plastic

3. Update the recommendation for beginners.

4. Have a minimum of 75 words (or a video).

5. Update your flight ratings (do you think the disc flies exactly as the manufacturer said, or something different?).

 

UpdateInstructions2If you submit at least 12 reviews, you will be automatically eligible for a free T-Shirt.

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2015 Mind Body Disc GBO Wrap Up

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Best Of-113

Attending the 2015 GBO was one of the best experiences I’ve had in the 11 years I’ve played this great sport.  I don’t think any number of blog posts could satisfactorily describe the time that I had.  But after countless posts leading up to the event, numerous pictures posted on Instagram and Facebook, and probably more talking about the GBO than most of my readers really wanted to hear, we come to the end of it.

To wrap things up, I put up two posts over on the Mind Body Disc blog.  I hope that you’ve enjoyed the “Road to the GBO” posts for the last 5 months, but that road has come to an end for this year.

GBO Wrap Up Part 1

GBO Wrap Up Part 2

And remember, we aren’t going anywhere.  We are still putting up lots of new content each and every week, so please keep stopping by over at the Mind Body Disc blog!

Officially Licensed Discraft Disc Golf Buzzz trotterbox-deluxe

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Buzzz600

 

We are very proud to announce the availability of the Officially Licensed Discraft Disc Golf Buzzz trotterbox-deluxe. Remember to use the discount code of TALKdg to save 20% on your order. We will be taking preorders for 10 days before going into production…

ORDER HERE…

Prodiscus Sparta Review from DG Weekly

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This week I reviewed the newest putter from Prodiscus, the Sparta. The Sparta is talked about as the “understable compliment to the Jokeri.” While the Sparta compliments the Jokeri extremely well, I would not call it understable by any means. It is a very straight flying putter with extremely minimal fade.

Prodiscus is still, in North America, a relatively unknown disc manufacturer from Finland. Featuring some of the grippiest, and most durable plastic on the market I think it is only a matter of time before Prodiscus really gains some popularity in the United States.

Thanks everyone for watching, hope you enjoy the review!

Remember Why You Play

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Have you ever put a ton of effort into preparing for something and then had it not work out?

Maybe it was blanking on a test you crammed for.  Maybe it was forgetting your lines in a play.  Maybe it was striking out in the bottom of the 9th when your team really needed you.  No matter what it was, most of us have been there.

It’s bad enough that it happens in the first place, but our sometimes uncontrollable monkey brains can’t leave it alone.  We then have to go through the aftermath.  We get down on ourselves.  We doubt ourselves.  We second guess why we were even trying to begin with.  Many people have quit all together after a game day choke.

Why does this happen?  I don’t claim to know all of the reasons, but I can certainly point out a big one.  Pressure.  The interesting thing about pressure is that most of it is self induced.  In my case, that is especially true.

Find out what you can do about it over at the Mind Body Disc blog!