Now that the 2012 Tournament season has ended a summary of my performance against my goals and a statement of 2013 goals is in order. We only can improve when we have transparent and stated goals to aspire to, so here they are:
- End year with a +900 rating – 66% of my rounds were above 900, rating will be 915ish after the next update.
- Develop a Backhand – continues to improve with strength training, used freely last 2 events.
- Develop a consistent putting routine – haven’t changed anything for about 6 months, improving with practice.
- Run the 2012 San Francisco Marathon – Hernia and subsequent surgery prevented.
2013 Blog Goals:
- Develop blog into a space for etiquette minded and socially responsible people to build a respected disc golf community.
- Be more consistent -weekly posts with more content specific photos.
- Be more interactive – weekly posts end with rules or situational questions for discussion. Most importantly for the blog, D.B. activities will be posted separately and only if the offenders are given the opportunity to respond. Business cards will be given to individuals I plan to write about to ensure they have an opportunity to respond. Only through open dialog will we transform the attitudes prevalent in our sport.
2013 Golf Goals:
- End year with a +935 rating. Play Advanced for all NorCal Series events in 2013.
- Increase Backhand skills – hyzers over objects, anhyzers around objects, use Mid-Range discs more aggressively off the Tee.
- Be automatic from 20′ and aggressive from 40′ – keep track of putting game scores.
- Be healthier and better prepared – Run the 2013 San Francisco Marathon, run 1 Adventure Race or Mud Run, develop and use Pre-tournament checklists, Pre-round warm-ups, and Exercise logs to track performance.
Thanks to Miller who suggested I attach a workout band to a disk to duplicate the throwing motion and the grip during strength training. It is already showing results in my score and I am starting to build some confidence in my backhand.
I would also like to do a better job not smoking or drinking at all during tournament days in 2013. There were several rounds where my score suffered because I got bored and had a smoke or had a beer in between rounds. I really don’t do it during practice rounds so I shouldn’t do it during tournament rounds.
Had a bad D.B. interaction with a local group in Auburn, Ca on the 4th but I didn’t provide them with a card and the opportunity to craft a response so I’ll keep it to myself this time. Posted my tentative 2013 schedule to be more specifically updated as dates are confirmed. Have a good off-season and remember:
Don’t be the douche bag on the course today.
Categories: Disc Golf Etiquette