Lost my distance, but my scores didn't change...

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Lost my distance, but my scores didn't change...

Postby Jwt4412 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:59 pm

Took advantage of some warmer weather over the weekend...

My scores didn't change but I lost all of my distance on the drives back down to around 200' on the first shot.

Don't know what happend, but I still ended up parring the coarse with a couple of deuces on the shorter baskets.

I play from the first tees and thought I was going to move back this upcoming season, but my distance is completely gone.

Release feels the same but it just doesn't do anything. Valks, Sidewinders, and Teebirds all are flying the same...

What gives?
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Postby Supermau » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:46 am

Maybe you just need some more practice? My distance fluctuates if I haven't played for a while.

In my own experience I've found that overall distance doesn't mean that much. I play a lot with my brother whom I can out-drive considerably most of the time. He however, has an excellent putt and approach game so at the end of the round we're usually tied or very close in score. It all evens out.

That said, a little extra D never hurt! It could mean the difference between a birdie or a par.

Consistent practice (and trying some new plastic) is what improved my distance.
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Postby Blake_T » Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:18 pm

off-season distance loss is common. usually people tend to try and over throw when they have had a long layoff. my advice is to stretch a lot and warm up with putters/mids to get a smooth form down and then work your way up.
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Postby Jwt4412 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:01 pm

Blake,

Slowed it down today and found another 60 feet. Thanks for the input.

Found a Wraith on the course today 175g - no name no number.

Anyway threw it and it goes nowhere for me -hard left and dies.

I was throwing my #2 sharpshooter about 15 feet farther than my #1 sharpshooter.

Any guesses why I can throw a midrange disc farther than a driver?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:09 am

The main reason alot of people when working on distance are able to throw a midrange further is midrange discs are not as sensitive to nose angle. Most midranges I throw can sucessfully be thrown flat or nose down, while there arent too many drivers you can throw too well without keeping the nose down.
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Postby Jwt4412 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:55 pm

Thanks guys.

Went out today again - decent weather.

Kept the nose down - slowed it down and got my 300' back again.

Much better.
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