Originally Posted by REDFIVE
What is the best video or article that has improved your game?
Disc Golf Review has probably the best overall collection of technique articles to get a person started throwing properly. As far as specific video, I ran across a 2 minute youtube clip a while back of Climo demonstrating throwing a drive from a standstill. In the video he clearly and concisely reveals a lot about throwing mechanics. It was incredibly useful. Unfortunately I lost track of the url, so you would have to do some digging to find it.
I've taught several people how to throw with mixed results. The test of my knowledge came recently when I injured my throwing arm. I went to Dabney a few days later hoping it was healed, but after the first throw it was obviously not going to happen. Rather than walk the course as my friends played out the round I decided to go left handed.
If you haven't tried it, throwing with your off arm is like having to teach yourself the game from the ground up. I found that there are a couple critical elements:
1) Grip pressure and wrist snap.
2) Harnessing the motion of the body from the waist down.
Once I focused on just those two elements, my lefty drives started going twice as far and much straighter, and my lefty putts went from fluttering out and dropping early to hitting the chains by the end of the round.
Ben Blechman taught me a drill a couple years ago that is very helpful for learning how to transfer weight forward and getting the hips to open up at the right time. It involves standing perpendicular to the target in a wide stance. Shift weight onto the back leg as you extend the backswing. Plant the lead leg then accelerate as you open up your hips and transfer weight forward. Focus on coming around cleanly with the hips with a strong finish and end up with your back leg rotating all the way forward and the elbow of your off arm pointed at the target. This drill can be done while throwing a disc, or without one.
This drill has helped develop my right hand backhand throw, and it was critical in trying to figure out how to throw left handed.