February 21, 2020 by Charlie Eisenhood in Opinion with 0 comments
Welcome to Ultiworld Disc Golf’s brand new mailbag! You don’t necessarily see my byline around here too much — I am more often behind the scenes as the publisher, but I’m still here as a co-host of the Upshot podcast with Jamie Thomas and I generally report from Worlds and USDGC every year.
Now, you’ll see my thoughts in print every week in the mailbag.
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Question of the Week: Why hasn’t anyone created a systematic approach to learning the game? We have a host of YouTube videos that tackle the sport in piecemeal fashion and some rather basic attempts at disc golf 101. It would be great to see a company or Pro develop an instructional series that teaches people the best techniques, shot selections, and drills to focus on. DGI by Schusterick showed some initial signs of this but seems to have fizzled, DG Strong focuses on portions, but nobody has done something that captures it all.
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