RustyP wrote: Blake_T wrote:
sounds like you should invest in a disc that will still go 275' when your foot slips
Maybe I should just carry around a giant space heater to dry off the pads! Or perhaps I could just work on my driving form, but where's the creativity in that?
Man, that sucks, dude.
Please see this thread.
http://www.pdga.com/msgboard/showflat.p ... o=&fpart=1
I have generally been getting the shit kicked out of me for expressing my distaste with the INCESSANT use of water for hazards, when any barrier can be marked as effectively OB. Apparently, the only cool hazard is water.
that #10 hole is a perfect example of a hole that plays EXACTLY THE SAME WITHOUT THE WATER!!! The water dries up in in the summer in that pond, and the hole suffers in no way whatsoever!!! The only thing that changes is that the disc "pickers" make less money.
Rusty I would suggest you find out how to "reduce" plant foot slides. I have been working on this since last summer. I have improved my form significantly. I believe the sliding plant foot is evidence of jamming the plant leg. It has help me to bend at the waist more like throwing a heyser yet, pull flatter.
What this does is move the center of rotation of the shoulders (which can still be flat to the ground even though you are tilted at the waist) off to the left of the plant foot. This appears to allow the push leg (the back leg) to drive AROUND the plant leg and not INTO it. I noticed an increase in my ability to snap and finish much harder without jamming my foot into the ground (and sliding) because the front leg stays bent.
It also appears to help to work the trailing shoulder (the left) more to the left as you fire through. This can help not driving the front shoulder into the front hip (which can jam the leg, heel).
This is #1 in my practice agenda. You cannot throw when you are sliding. You must be able to throw with minimum traction. This is really hard for me, because I am so "tank like".