Thursday, June 28, 2018

How Can You Achieve The Perfect Drive?

It’s a concept that’s discussed in all areas of life far beyond just disc golf. Obtaining perfection is a goal that many have, yet few actually achieve. Yet when it comes to our disc golf game, there seems to be an obsession with “the perfect shot.”

The question is asked often at pro clinics: “How can I throw the perfect drive?” The answer given is nearly always the same, in that it takes a great amount of practice and dedication before having the skill set to execute these seemingly unattainable shots. But rather than working ourselves to the bone to reach perfection, perhaps there’s a deeper lesson to be learned.

Working Hard For It

We’ll guarantee you one thing - Paige Pierce did not have perfect form three years after she played her first round of disc golf. It’s a safe bet that most of the sport’s top professionals didn’t reach the ability to throw a perfect drive until they’d logged countless hours on the course and on a practice field.

Even now at the highest levels of disc golf, few players would probably say they have perfected their game. However, whether you’re a casual player or you have your eye on reaching greater heights, there’s no reason that you can’t put the time and energy into trying to execute perfection. After all, without setting high goals, it’s harder to make progress.

What Is Perfection?

In addition to focusing on the mechanics of your drive and making sure you’re dialing in your body movements as best as you can, it might be beneficial to take a moment and think about what “the perfect drive” actually means to you. Although very few people gain the skill sets needed to throw perfectly, even then they don’t throw a perfect shot every single time.

Does your definition of perfection mean that you hit your line every time the disc leaves your hand? Is a perfect drive one that reaches 500 feet consistently? Or what about a perfect drive being defined as a shot that impresses anyone who is watching?

Since we all have different meanings behind the word perfect, it’s nearly impossible for a professional player to tell you the secret sauce behind a perfect drive. What’s perfect for them may not be ideal for you.

So, What Next?

Perhaps one of the best things we can do as disc golfers is remove the word “perfect” from our vocabularies. After all, the whole idea of playing this wonderful sport is based around your own personal improvement and always doing your best, rather than hitting some vague goal of what “a perfect drive” might be.

We’d love to know your take on how to achieve perfection, whether it’s with our driving or our putting skills, or even our mental game. Given enough time, energy, and dedication is perfection attainable? Are we hindering ourselves as athletes by aiming for perfection which is rarely achieved and means something different for everyone? Tell us what “the perfect drive” means to you and how you’d go about accomplishing it in the comments below.
  1. I'm new enough to the game I don't seek perfection but I'm striving for consistency. Predictable throws that don't go into hazards or hit trees. Placing the disc where I want it has more value for me than a drive that goes a long way into a hazard.

    1. I would second grenfro67 comment and add that feeling you get from a smooth release. You just know it’s what you meant to do!

  2. I struggles with wanting to be able to throw crushes for the longest time and even didn't have good back hand form. The last few months I have taken a step back and started over by not only focusing more on disc placement and getting consistent with that, but going back to basics with my back hand. I have been pracficing my form and when I felt I had developed good form I then began to once again practice getting more distance and accuracy. As a result I have found that better form leads to more distance AND accuracy. I have recently broken the barrier a lil and have been abke to push past my plateau of 300/350 range. I am now throwing 400+ with some decent accuracy. So, in conclusion, I have found that slowing down and "perfecting" my form has lead to more distance and accuracy .

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