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What is Field Work? - A Comprehensive Disc Golf Field Work Guide

The Hidden Value of Disc Golf Field Work

Disc Golf is not a game that can be mastered overnight. Just like any other sport, it requires dedication, preparation, and a thirst for learning.

Let's dive into the art of Field Work and shine some light on this hidden treasure of practicing. Though it may seem a small piece of the puzzle, carrying out field work effectively can greatly improve your gameplay, if you know what you are doing. However, this is not about a one-off stint; you need to be committed, equipped with the right tools, and passionate about learning. In other words, to have a goal in mind!

The benefits of a Field Work day can be immense, including better accuracy, improved throwing styles, and superior skills to outperform your competitors. After all, the investment of a mere 30-45 minutes can take your game to the next level.

Drew Gibson on a Field Work day

Improving in Disc Golf requires a Goal

What are the most important aspects of practicing when you do indeed practice? And remember, if you are playing a course and worrying about a bogey or hitting a tree, It’s not focused practising with drills, it’s playing. When you are planning a field work session you must always have a Goal. Here’s a few common topics and goals for a Field Work day:

  • Learning new discs

  • Distance

  • Footwork

  • Shot Shaping

  • Accuracy

For example: If you need work with Hyzer shots, your goal for the Field Work day could be to make 30 successful Hyzer shots using all the discs in your bag.

Drew Gibson is a master at Field Work sessions and has a very detailed routine he follows to improve during each session. Check out his new course about Field Work, where he teaches his own methods, pro tips and how to set goals.

Depending on what you are going to focus on during a Field Work session, remember to bring the right tools and snacks.

Use Your Smartphone to Perfect Your Throws

Now, if you're alone in the field, setting up this mini-studio isn't rocket science. You can quickly put together a phone and a tripod, and you're good to go! Filming your throws, especially in slow motion, can reveal details that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Nonetheless, mastering the interpretation of these videos is key. You need to be absolutely certain that the movements you think you are making coincide with what the video indicates.

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