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How bout a Training Day?

Postby REDARMY on Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:15 pm

pair up one of the rcf 'pros' with an amateur.

play a course with a nice blend of holes like endicott. (centrally located too)

first round, pros give the am's pointers. second round, play a bonafide pro/am match.

seems a great way to introduce new people to the sport and the rcf, and weenies like me will take all the help they can get.

thoughts?
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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby listen4chains on Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:00 am

That would be fun, probably, but most "pro's" want to get paid for this, so the chance that this would be free is S L I M......
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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby mkane on Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:32 pm

I think that is a fabulous idea, I am not a pro, but have played and been give many hours of instruction for FREE. Till we can firm up an event like this I suggest playing in the pro divisions in the weekly leagues. The Creve weekly routinely has pro/am match ups. So step up every once in a while, nothing gets a pros attention when a guy who is not a pro shows the desire to learn, especially when your on his/her team. Give it a try, I do it, and don't regret it. The key is to pay attention by seeing the shots taken and taking the time to practice those shots later. A word of caution, a pro will always tolerate a desire to learn, but stay in the game and take the advice/criticism given, and remember they weren't always a pro, but they are now.
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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby Lazerface on Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:15 pm

This sounds like a great idea. Maybe it should just be a RCF match play pro/am event with regular tournament fees etc. The club should just advertise the tournament as a lesson-type event. The pros should be pushed to give pointers throughout the round and everyone should be willing to tolerate some slower play in respect to the coaching. It is fair to do random draw and pair up pros and AMs, after all it would be about getting AMs further involved in the sport so we can raise tournament awareness and club growth. It sounds like a good membership drive event. I agree with Mark in regard to the pros demands for material return, and that is why it should be a regular club event with payouts. Everyone should be well aware of the setup and if any small-minded and selfish pros want to avoid the event they can. Remember that when you get better at the game you will also acquire a desire to play competitively, and tournaments with large turn outs are more likely to get exposure from local media, which is essential for club growth, and the overall growth of the local disc golf seen.


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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby REDARMY on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:20 am

listen4chains wrote:That would be fun, probably, but most "pro's" want to get paid for this, so the chance that this would be free is S L I M......



i don't mean pros like climo and feldberg, i mean guys like matt r. and chris a. and francis a., etc

either way, i'd still pony up for the advice if i had to...
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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby forehand on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:50 am

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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby rondisc on Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:35 pm

forehand wrote:lol



Bryan,
I have been asked to teach Boy Scouts and then play 9 holes w/them for there badges. My first thought would be that you and Ryan would be perfect. What do you think? It will be after it warms up.
I think you and Ryan have the new talent, sportsmanship, and have some of the most postitive vibes to give back to STL. Another thought is JerryB. would be perfect for this also. Do me a favor and talk to them boys and get there feedback. Call me/text and let me know your thoughts. I believe younger people bond better with youngins.
I am just thinking.

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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby forehand on Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:57 pm

rondisc wrote:
forehand wrote:lol



Bryan,
I have been asked to teach Boy Scouts and then play 9 holes w/them for there badges. My first thought would be that you and Ryan would be perfect. What do you think? It will be after it warms up.
I think you and Ryan have the new talent, sportsmanship, and have some of the most postitive vibes to give back to STL. Another thought is JerryB. would be perfect for this also. Do me a favor and talk to them boys and get there feedback. Call me/text and let me know your thoughts. I believe younger people bond better with youngins.
I am just thinking.

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Id be interested in helpin out.Jerry im pretty sure would also and ryan ill talk to i know hes pretty busy w/school at the moment. but yeah jus let me know when and where
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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby rondisc on Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:27 pm

I will get the details. I will get back to you.

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Re: How bout a Training Day?

Postby rondisc on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:16 am

Brian,
I have given Waynes # to Jerry. He tapped it in his phone.
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