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    Hey Ladies-

    My wife is wanting to enter a few tournaments this year, and thus is getting way more serious about form and technique. Do you ladies have any suggestions on where to look or find some gal specific instruction? I do what I can, but I totally realize my limitations as a coach. I make a better caddy... Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance-

    David

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    Originally posted by dcnewt2 View Post
    Hey Ladies-

    My wife is wanting to enter a few tournaments this year, and thus is getting way more serious about form and technique. Do you ladies have any suggestions on where to look or find some gal specific instruction? I do what I can, but I totally realize my limitations as a coach. I make a better caddy... Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance-

    David
    The first day of the 2011 Chick Flick August 13th & 14th we will have clinics in the morning for the ladies, and then a casual round in the afternoon. Last year we had close to 80 ladies take part in the two day event at Horning's Hideout. We had all levels from never played to pro players.

    We also meet every 3rd Sunday at different courses around the area for some casual rounds. The ladies are all about helping & supporting each other. We just had April's Chick Flick at Leverich park last Sunday. May's Chick Flick will be Sunday the 15th with the location yet to be determined. We always post here on the forum, our facebook page, and our disc golf scene page around the first part of the month with all the details.

    Also you guys should totally come out and play in the Chick Flick doubles fundraiser Saturday June 4th at Timber Park. At last year’s doubles fundraiser we had 20 mixed couples, and we split into two divisions.

    Cindy
    Next Adventure Flight Crew Member
    2013 Chick Flick co-TD
    Stumptown #176
    PDGA #37716

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      have her check out (or check out for her) the thread on here about what all of us gals carry in our bags. make sure she's got proper weights (which does bring up that there is a little bit of discrepancy on lighter vs. heavier plastic... some gals throw light --me-- and some gals throw heavier... i think for me i am very short with shortie arms and so i have had more luck with light weight. taller/larger built women may have more luck with heavier plastic.)

      have her really work on her follow thru... bringing the hips around and working my core muscles into my throw has given me quite a bit of extra distance recently.

      and practice. practice is key as it will help her find her own groove.
      "'There are two mantras.,' Bernard said, 'Yum and yuk. Mine is yum.'"
      Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

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      • #4
        Originally posted by emmarose View Post
        have her check out (or check out for her) the thread on here about what all of us gals carry in our bags. make sure she's got proper weights (which does bring up that there is a little bit of discrepancy on lighter vs. heavier plastic... some gals throw light --me-- and some gals throw heavier... i think for me i am very short with shortie arms and so i have had more luck with light weight. taller/larger built women may have more luck with heavier plastic.)

        have her really work on her follow thru... bringing the hips around and working my core muscles into my throw has given me quite a bit of extra distance recently.

        and practice. practice is key as it will help her find her own groove.
        What good timing on this post! I was thinking of a proper way to ask a question about how to use more of the body, rather than just the arm. I read an article a few days ago about helping women get started, and it said that a lot of women have the problem that they're not getting their hips and body involved, and that it can double the length of a beginner's throw. I asked my husband, and he said I definitely had that problem (not that I was surprised). I asked him how to do that just yesterday, and he gives me that sour look, shrugs, and says that he doesn't know, you just do it. So, can anyone explain what you need to do to get your hips and body involved in the follow through? I've tried watching videos, and lots of people, and I just don't get it.

        I guess I'm finding that almost a hundred feet just isn't enough, and I want to throw longer now. Maybe a hundred fifty or two hundred? It sure would be nice. BTW, I tried the 150s again, and although I don't throw hugely less far with a 150, I certainly am not throwing longer with them. I've found that out of my bag and my husband's, the best disc is a 170 beat up DX gazelle. It's not a pretty disc, but it seems to do better than the others, even the 168 vision. I've been told the vision might do better once it gets more beat in.

        Thanks in advance!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ptld2001 View Post
          What good timing on this post! I was thinking of a proper way to ask a question about how to use more of the body, rather than just the arm. I read an article a few days ago about helping women get started, and it said that a lot of women have the problem that they're not getting their hips and body involved, and that it can double the length of a beginner's throw. I asked my husband, and he said I definitely had that problem (not that I was surprised). I asked him how to do that just yesterday, and he gives me that sour look, shrugs, and says that he doesn't know, you just do it. So, can anyone explain what you need to do to get your hips and body involved in the follow through? I've tried watching videos, and lots of people, and I just don't get it.

          I guess I'm finding that almost a hundred feet just isn't enough, and I want to throw longer now. Maybe a hundred fifty or two hundred? It sure would be nice. BTW, I tried the 150s again, and although I don't throw hugely less far with a 150, I certainly am not throwing longer with them. I've found that out of my bag and my husband's, the best disc is a 170 beat up DX gazelle. It's not a pretty disc, but it seems to do better than the others, even the 168 vision. I've been told the vision might do better once it gets more beat in.

          Thanks in advance!
          start working some kind of fitnessy type thing into your day to work your core muscles... crunches, leg lifts, etc. (i've recently added this to my curriculum at work... and i tell you what, babies doing crunches and push ups is freaking hilarious)... anyway, strengthening those muscles will make them work better.

          my dad coaches me and during our practice he tells me whether my hips and left arm are coming around in a good follow thru on my drive, which helps me identify the body-feel (this means randy is going to have to do better for you than a sour look and shrugging his shoulders ). also, looking at some pictures of me driving helped me identify that i did not have the follow thru. i have recently added to my warm up on the tee a small, brief practice of the follow thru motion that i am looking for. for me it's been about learning what the follow thru feels like and identifying when i'm doing it and then practicing practicing practicing.

          when you end your throw, karen, you want your butt to the front of the tee. that's how you know you've brought your hips around.
          "'There are two mantras.,' Bernard said, 'Yum and yuk. Mine is yum.'"
          Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

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            "start working some kind of fitnessy type thing into your day to work your core muscles... crunches, leg lifts, etc. (i've recently added this to my curriculum at work... and i tell you what, babies doing crunches and push ups is freaking hilarious)"..quote

            Candy says" Please Emma i need video of this!"
            Nihilists! F@#$ me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by whalekillah View Post
              "start working some kind of fitnessy type thing into your day to work your core muscles... crunches, leg lifts, etc. (i've recently added this to my curriculum at work... and i tell you what, babies doing crunches and push ups is freaking hilarious)"..quote

              Candy says" Please Emma i need video of this!"
              ha! i wish i could... head start... too many rules and regs...

              ... actually, tho, me doing crunches and push ups is pretty damn funny, too... next time i see ya' candy...
              "'There are two mantras.,' Bernard said, 'Yum and yuk. Mine is yum.'"
              Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

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              • #8
                Originally posted by emmarose View Post
                start working some kind of fitnessy type thing into your day to work your core muscles... crunches, leg lifts, etc. (i've recently added this to my curriculum at work... and i tell you what, babies doing crunches and push ups is freaking hilarious)... anyway, strengthening those muscles will make them work better.

                when you end your throw, karen, you want your butt to the front of the tee. that's how you know you've brought your hips around.
                I think I've gotten most of my improvement lately from one of the elastic bands for arm strengthening. That, plus I've been getting rid of the things I'd tried to do before to get power, that were just hurting. I hadn't thought about crunches, but I guess it makes sense, if it's more than just using the arm.

                I think i've got my butt in the right place at the end of the throw, but I don't think it got there the correct way (it was just following along for the ride). I think I'm missing a step somewhere. Here's what I'm TRYING to do (not that I succeed). Any ideas what I'm missing?

                This is for RHBH. From the reachback, you're facing away from the target, up on your right toes, left leg away from the target, both legs straight. Arm is fully extended away from the target. Then you step down onto your right foot, while moving your right hip forward (like anchoring in tug of war). Then the right shoulder turns, moving your arm forward, which then bends the elbow to a right angle. Then the elbow leads around, and you release when your arm is facing the target. While the elbow is leading, then your plant foot is pivoting to face the target, and the momentum brings your back leg up, and around so that the left leg is now in front, and your left hip is toward the target. But that has the body pretty much following, other than when you plant your hip. I can't see how you're getting much power from your legs and hips, other than from the initial transfer.

                Randy said that he pushes with his left foot, but that doesn't make sense, unless you're constantly shifting the weight from foot to foot. When you anchor with your right foot, then the weight's on the right foot. Would you immediately shift your weight to the left foot to push, then shift your weight again to the right for the release? It doesn't make sense to me.

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