This post recently appeared at both Rattlingchains.com and SchoolofDiscGolf.com. If you’re just starting to play disc golf or have played for a while and still don’t feel like you’re getting the most distance or control from your backhand, try starting over with the basic building blocks.
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New RattlingChains writer Jack Trageser brings his views and thoughts from more than two decades of disc golf to the blog. In his first post, he introduces himself and talks about things he’ll bring to the site, including instruction posts on how to improve and bring more fun into your disc golf game.
Trageser, who runs School of Disc Golf, will be writing on a regular basis for Rattling Chains.
Writer Steve Hill has also joined the Rattling Chains crew and the announcement of the two new writers ran on the blog last night.
As a kid, I remember watching football games on TV. I’d be interested to watch my heroes perform, for sure, but when halftime came around I was much more excited about actually getting out to the street and doing it myself.
I think the same holds true for disc golf- or for that matter any sport that an average person can play well into middle age and even beyond. I love the fact that Discgolfplanet.tv enables me to see the top pros (especially Nate Doss, for whom I have a friendship and hometown-based rooting interest) compete in the top events as they happen. But if it’s a choice between watching them or heading out to Pinto Lake to play a competitive round myself . . . it’s not a difficult decision. Doing beats watching every time.
I mention this because it’s a truism that applies directly to what I believe are well intentioned but misguided efforts to introduce disc golf to the masses that have yet to discover its charms and benefits.
Pick any sport that people watch en masse – either live or on TV – and they fall into one of two categories: