Turso is an ox of a man, that's why he throws so long.pask2155 wrote:How do you train for more distance???turso wrote:pask2155 wrote:turso wrote:It's not really that much to do with "normal" and "pro". I max out around 500' on good days and I'm far from being a pro, my putting is shit and directional consistency far from satisfactory. Throwing far doesn't make one a good golfer, it's just fun to do. I'd guess being able to consistently max at around 400' should do just fine if one has accuracy and good putts.
These are great numbers. How long have you been playing disc golf? And how long did it take you to get up to 500'?
This was my third summer of disc golf. I got up to 400' distance in 3-5 months or so of active training when I started. Got up to 430' on first year, but quit active training after that and stayed there for the second year as well. This summer I started gaining distance again, and I didn't get to practice that much of driving, just did a lot of golfing on a short 9-hole course near the place I worked this summer. Did wonders for my approach game.
Shittiest thing is that winter's closing in again, and I'll probably be struggling to reach 400' when the spring comes.
Well, not really. What he has done is practice, almost to the point of being obsessive compulsive about it at times, try to figure out what went wrong whenever discs don't fly out there like they should, and especially what went right when they do. It's pretty much all technique, muscle strength can help but only so far as you can keep it all together with technique. Finding a good rhythm, accelerating through the hit properly, timing everything right and gripping on that mofo like you're trying to crush it (but only at the hit) are all things you need to figure out when learning to throw long.