Admit it. You’ve done it. All your disc golf buddies have done it, too. Keeping track of your score and your opponent’s score can be crippling to your game - even more so when you are constantly doing math in your head during the round on your score, his score, and calculating projections for the finish.
You start telling yourself, “I have to do…” or “If I just…”. You can fill in the blanks there with whatever ultimatum you’ve given yourself to achieve the results you desire. You start secretly (or quite blatantly for some) cheering against your best disc golf buddies. You pray they miss the putt. You hope they shank that upshot. You try to will their disc to go OB with your mind.
Man, that ain’t no good for anybody. You’re caught up in the game within the game. When you really should be focusing on your next shot, you’re distracted with your opponent’s results - something you, very literally, have ZERO control over.
Play your game. Play the course. Concentrate on your next shot. Report your score after each hole and then forget it. FOCUS ON YOU.