By Darren Dolezel — RattlingChains.com Staff
It turns out, there is such a thing as overconfidence in disc golf.
The closest course to me during the week is the course at the Rutgers Douglas Campus in New Jersey. I play the course at least three times per week, and likely average about three rounds per day when I play.
So to say I know the course would be an understatement.
Last year, at the New Jersey Jam, I tied for fifth in the Am3 division. The second day, despite scrutiny from some friends, I spent the extra money and played in the Open division, despite likely having no chance to place. However, I felt the experience was invaluable.
It’s my belief that I actually played better than I normally would have because I was playing with those of a higher skill level.
Despite shooting just four strokes worse than I did during the amateur day of the tournament, it didn’t even bother me that I finished last in the tournament. I did this because I love the game and wanted the experience.