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Team Discraft's Shane Seal

Shane Seal / Team Discraft NAME: Shane Seal
HOMETOWN: Picayune, MS
PDGA #: 13928
2012 PDGA RATING: 1040
BORN: 1971
STARTED IN DISC GOLF: 1996
day gig: Computer Consultant/Trainer
HOT FINISHES:
  • 2nd, 2007 Southern National Doubles
  • 1st, 2006 Southern National Doubles
  • 2nd, 2003 Southern Nationals
  • 2nd, 2003 Southern Nationals
  • 1st, Capital Classic Ottawa
  • MEMORABLE DISC GOLF MOMENT:
    Winning the Capital Classic in Ottawa. My entire family was there and my two sons even played in the event. I was winning by thirteen strokes and was able to really relax and enjoy the final nine with my family.
    Shane's Disc Golf Tips
    Practice those long putts. Putting uses small muscles at close to maximum output. I like putting at my maximum distance to increase the strength of the small muscles used for putting. Push your range to the limit that you still have good consistent form. Practice at that limit until your strength increases and then move back again and repeat the process.

    Take time to give back. Help new players to advance without having to reinvent the wheel. Explaining various aspects of the game will also help you to reexamine what you are doing and remind you of some of the mistakes that you have corrected in the past. This helps to keep us from regressing while also helping new players get better.

    Poor practice habits are common among new players is something I see a lot. Everyone wants to go and play rounds, but during a round, you don't practice many different shots. Set aside one day and just practice shots. Work on those anhyzers that are giving you trouble or the forehand rollers for saves. It will make your competitive rounds much more enjoyable.
    COURSES YOU SHOULD PLAY:
    Shane Seal / Team Discraft
    Shane Seal is very busy with disc golf both on and off the course. Shane volunteers as the PDGA Mississippi State Coordinator, and is a charter member for Southern National DG Board. He is a course designer, gives frequent clinics, and teaches a class called Disc 101 at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville.
    Course Comments
    Wildcat Trace
    Poplarville, MS
    My home course.
    Winthrop Gold
    Rock Hill, SC
    One of the most enjoyable anywhere!
    Highland Road
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Once ranked as one of the top 30 in the world, this course has it all.
    Original Cameron
    Waco, TX
    I earned my first major win here in 1998.
    Merriweather Farm
    Hogansville, GA
    A super fun course with tons of character.
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Drivers
    Disc Comments
    Z Flash
    (172 - 174)
                       
    I keep coming back to this disc as my distance driver. In the same family as the Crush, the Flash is a little less overstable with tons of glide. Great in anything up to a mild wind, this disc really does get there in a 'Flash!'
    Z Crush
    (172 - 174)
    Great disc for distance hyzers or when you really need to 'get on' a throw. Ability to handle extra snap and wind makes this a great distance driver for the power throwers.
    Z Tracker
    (172 - 174)
    Great control driver. I use this disc for anhyzers or flip-hyzer tunnel shots. Really flies like a longer range Buzzz. Predictability keeps this disc a mainstay in my bag.
    Z Predator
    (174)
    Headwind and long forehand shots require the kind of overstability that the Predator delivers.
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Midrange
    Disc Comments
    Z Buzzz
    (176 gm)
    If I had to choose one disc to play with, this would be the one. The best thing about this disc is the predictability. You pick the line that you want, throw the disc on that line and forget about it. It will hold whatever line you put it on. I really like a disc that puts the responsibility on me. If I throw the line, I know where it will end up every time.
    D and FLX Drone
    (174 - 176)
    This disc offers the ultimate in reliability. Knowing that this disc is consistent give the player the confidence to throw it in 'risky situations'. I throw it for sure hyzers out to around 315.
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Putt and Approach
    Disc Comments
    X Soft Challenger
    (174)
    Super tacky feel to this plastic is just what the doctor ordered. I really like the grippiness as I am a spin putter.
    D Banger-GT
    (174)
    This putter is a great disc for driving. I have gotten a few throws with it out to 370 or more. The Groove Top really feels great when trying to get a little extra out of the drive. Discs flies dead straight with a little fade at the end. Almost always lands flat with no skip. Great for fast greens where a skip could mean trouble.
      


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