JHern wrote:If your putter isn't your favorite disc, get a new putter.
Tao of Disc Golf wrote: Imagine if one of the selling points of the clinic was that participants would receive a disc or two that was custom selected for them by an expert. Sort of like club-fitting in golf, an expert, for example, could decide a nice weight and type of disc for someone to take home. I suspect that it wouldn't cost your sponsor that much for the disc, but the person attending the class could easily assign a $20 value to something like that when they consider if the package is worth the price.
jsun3thousand wrote:Disc golfers are holding the sport back.
Mark Ellis wrote:I would like to be able to quote multiple responses in a single reply. I know it can be done because I have seen it. Can someone explain it to me?
Ironhide wrote:General Clinic Ideas:
- Make sure the clinic doesn't turn into a class. Sitting and just going over information is good, but people don't see the value in it when they can simply look at it on the internet. On top of that, don't have all the talking in the beginning, then go throwing, they'll forget!
- If there's enough people, have them work in teams and have them critique each other. Get them to recognize the error and what needs to be done to fix it.
- Make sure there's some one on one time! During this time make sure notes are written down that pertain to the individual.
- Encourage local parks to offer a basket for practicing. I know in my area, out of about 8 close by courses, only 1 offers an extra basket, and of course it's the furthest course from me out of those 8.
- Time permitted, like you said Mark, play with someone really good. So have them play a round with their pro in there group and maybe do something like a worst disc scramble, that way everyone throws from the same spot and the pro can offer suggestions for all of them.
- Make sure people walk out with something in their hands after the clinic. Trying to memorize everything doesn't work. I did a golf clinic with Nike, and they had a whole binder for me and I was able to take it out on the driving range with me and when I started doing something wrong, I could look it up as it pertained to me, and was able to fix it.
Disc Related Questions (Most of this information can be pre-typed and ready to hand out):
- I have "X" discs, What should I get next?
Discussion between selection different disc, different plastic, different weight, etc...
- How to pick your discs based on course and weather.
'Core Discs' + Discs for.... Hills, woods, open area, windy, rain, etc..
- 5-Steps to the Nuke.
Signs of when you 'master' a certain disc and what would be the next disc to 'master'.
Example: Magnet to Buzzz to Avenger SS to Viking to Nuke
- Go through people's bags.
Have the 'pro' go through people's bag and critique it and offer suggestions. Maybe even have 1 or 2 discs for free as part of the entrance fee and offer other discs at a discounted value. Similar idea to the "5-Steps to the Nuke" but more personalize.
- Different form for different distances/situations. Similar to your putting video, but more detailed. Up/Down/Side hill putts.
- Hard Vs. Soft Putters
Certain distances/throws better for one than the other?
- Common Throwing Errors
If you throw this average disc (a mid), and it does this flight shape, possible mistakes and how to fix it.
- Go Over Form
Make sure they are able to practice it after you explain it. Maybe offer pictures of them doing it.
Just have a sheet w/ clear pictures and description and uses. That way you can go through it relatively quick.
DG Strength and Conditioning:
- I'm actually working on a 'booklet' for this, so don't want to give too much a way. Too much information out there is 'bro-mance' and only focuses on certain aspects, not the whole picture.
*** As a 'beginner' myself, the underlined information is what I would see 'value' in and worth paying for. ***
*** I'll be updating as I think about this topic, this is the first stuff off the top of my head ***
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