My adult children and their friends are fans of Disc Golfing. So when they asked me to join them on Memorial Day for a round they definitely had a head start on the skill level equation.
Honestly, I spent years teaching my kids how to throw a Frisbee. I was the expert (at least in my own mind). I had thrown for years and had at least three different types of throws for show-off purposes.
However, my skill sets were all but useless in Disc Golfing. I had a great time – except for the downpour we played through and the thousands of mosquitoes that one of my partners described as an “hellacious parade.” I marveled at their ability as I trudged through the long grass looking for my wayward discs. I graciously took advice and humbly tried to reteach my brain how to throw in an entirely different motion than I was used to.
At the end of the round one of my playing partners encouraged me by saying, “Mark, I bet if you spent a hour or so just practicing you would ‘Get It’ and be good!” I hope so. I just may give it a try. And if I do I could transform into something better.
Isn’t that the point of transformation? A change of behavior that over time allows you to do something you could not accomplish without intentional effort? I’ll keep you posted!