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Hi everyone. Let me start this off by saying this: I hate winter golf. I know you Michigan guys are calling me all sorts of diminutive explicatives under your breath right now, but I've decided I don't care. I've done all the things you can to do make a round tolerable in winter (besides hot cocoa in one of those beer-drinking helmets that have a straw to your mouth (this may be the key). I don't like winter golf.
That said, I also don't like letting my putting atrophy over the long Wisconsin winter, so here my solution:
Host a (indoor) putting contest on DGRUS. If you don't have an indoor basket with 20 feet of space...feel free go outside (we might even give you a bonus putt...okay, no we won't). All those in Florida and Cali are exempt from this contest. Okay, you're not, but you have no excuse for your sub-par putting. :-)
Here are the simple rules.
1...Throw 50 20' putts in one day and record your makes. It doesn't have to be all at once, it can be broken up. If you happen to make all 50, then keep going to see how long a streak you can get.
2...Once you start your set officially (and just say in your mind, 'okay, now I'm starting' don't start after you've made ten in a row while warming up) you cannot start over, no matter how dismal you're doing. Stick to it. It's what you'd have to do in a round...let's make it count.
3...Come to this thread and post how many you hit of 50 from the 20' range.
4...You can only do one set a day. (you can practice all you like of course) So if you don't like your score, you cannot start over. You're on your considerable honor as a disc golfer.
5...We'll have daily winners, weekly winners, and the coveted "Best Session of the 09-10 Winter Season." The contest will run until April 1, 2010 (last day to putt will be March 31).
That's it. I don't have any prizes for this...just something to keep us motivated to practice and to create the pressure of competition in the off-season.
Oh lastly: are there any vendors out there that would be willing to sponsor such a contest? I know many of you frequent this forum. Even a very small weekly prize (like a company mini) to the best score of the week would go a long way in creating a good name on the forum I'm sure.
Again, please be honest about your scores, it does no one (including yourself) a favor if you cheat. You all know the adage.
Let the games begin!