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Greetings DGRUS World,
Cassidy aka "Wicked Dyes" started something interesting. He created "The DGRUS Great Disc Adventure". With this concept he asks " A club to track the Great Disc Adventure. If a disc labeled with The DGRUS Great Disc Adventure is found please take a photo and post it on here along with your name/ date/ and location found then leave it for another to find".
Also he asks
How to prepare a disc for its adventure!
On the underside of the disc put:
The DGRUS Great Disc Adventure
DO NOT RETURN
Take photo of you using the disc
upload photo and leave name, date, and location
Now sign disc and leave for someone else to find and use!
Once you have sent out a disc for the first time please create a discussion with the Disc Name, Color, Stamp (distinguishing marks) as the tittle.
This is a great concept. A way to track a lost disc. But I would like to start something similiar yet different. I am taking Cassidy's idea and taking it a step further. I am stuck here in Florida. And realistically, will be for a long time. I would love to travel and experience many different places and Disc Golf Courses. But since I can not, there is nothing that says that I can't sent a disc of mine all over the place. What am I talking about ?
"The Brotherhood of the Traveling Disc"
There are fifty states in the United States. For those who do not know here is a list...............
I will need to find a friend in each state. This DGRUS Friend has to befriend me, send me their address via private mail (I will not spam it, and I'll only send it to the person needing it) and promise to do the following.......
* Upon receiving the disc, take it to their local Course.
* Take a picture of themself holding the Disc in front of their Course Sign
* Play the course using the Disc when possible
* Upon returning home, go to this discussion, post the picture, and write a little story about it at their course
* Mail the Disc to the Next person on the list.
So far, I would like the following people (Currently on my Friend's list) to participate :
Ed Horst..................... Mr Ed Florida
Cassidy......................Wicked Dyes Michigan
Mark Ellis....................Mark Ellis Michigan
Shawn West.................Dookville California
Donny Olow..................Donny Olow Morley Field California. First place I ever played
David Reisner............... Kirk Hawaii
Steve West..................Steve West Minnesota
Tim...........................Tim York New Mexico
Monte........................ Moe Dee New Jersey
Brett..................... Brett@sickdisc.com Wisconsin
If they all accept, all I'll need is 42 more friends. If they do not accept, I'll need someone to step up and take over representing that state.
Would you be willing to be part of the "Brotherhood" ?
I can not make this happen unless I have enough friends to cover every state.
Join the "Brotherhood of the Traveling Disc"
Due to the difficulty and possibilities of losing Dad I had only planned on using him on a few holes. Upon my arrival and to my surprise, the course had been changed to the alternate positions making less holes to use him on. The first hole I got to throw him on was hole 7.
It’s on the red position, a 357’ downhill anhyzer throw.
For me, this is the hole Dad was made for. He anhyzed out, then started to fade back beautifully. If he landed a foot lower, Dad would have been in the basket. However, he gave me a great birdie instead.
I did throw Dad on a few other holes at Solitude that day, but hole 7 seems to be the one he liked.
If he flew a foot lower, Dad would have been in the basket. However, he gave me a great birdie instead.
Tuesday July 17th back to Creekside. Dad and I had a fun round but it wasn’t until hole 15 where he shined. My buddy Erok has been with me and Dad on our adventures so far and decided he wanted to give dad a throw.
Notice the little yellow dot just to the left of the basket. Almost a second ace for dad.
Instead Dad gets another Birdie.
Dad and I did play Solitude several times. Here are some pix throughout our journey. This is Dad with the boys on top of the alternate 9 holes. Amazing holes! It’s just that the first 5 are a hell of a hike back up to the top of the mountain
A panoramic from the same spot.
Hole 18 is a 1219’ shot with a 300 ‘ elevation drop. It’s hard to see but follow the tree line on the right all the way down. The basket is just before the road.
Part 2 Wyoming
We arrived at the mountain about 10 am, Saturday July 28th 2012. The weather app on my phone said it was supposed to start raining about 1:00 pm. I figured at this point, 3 hours ought to be enough to squeeze in a game. This course is a little different than Solitude (Utah). At Solitude, you take the lift up and play down with only about 5 holes uphill (minus the extra nine holes of course). This course you start at the bottom and play up, then down. The course itself is much shorter averaging 250’ to 290’ holes with the longest being 530’. It’s still a fun course to play but not like Solitude.
Hole 3 was the first hole that I threw dad on. He ended up about 50’ right to end up with par.
I also threw him on 4 which ended up as a birdie but apparently the photos didn’t save. The last hole I got to throw him on was a slight up hill control shot through the trees. He ended up about 40’ out for another par.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to finish the entire round. At Hole 14, a thunderstorm rolled in and was pouring rain.
Here are a few more pictures of the course:
Part 3 Idaho
So for some reason, I had it in my head that Grand Targhee was in ID, but come to find out: it’s actually Wyoming! However, I was able to play a course in Driggs, Idaho on my way back from Targhee. Driggs is a small town with a population of about 1,600 people. The course itself is only a 9-hole course that in its current state is overgrown and out of control. I was only able to play with Dad on a few holes for fear of losing him on the others. I didn’t get pictures of the actual holes I threw him on as they weren’t anything spectacular. However, I did get some of the course.
We’ve played some great golf on familiar courses and with familiar faces. We’ve ventured new courses together where I was able to get an idea of how it must feel for Dad as he travels around the country meeting new people and seeing new places. Now three states and 2 weeks later, our journey has come to an end. I am honored to have be one of the few to accompany Dad in his journey and wish him luck on his future travels!
some beautiful courses!
JP those are some GREAT looking courses! I am SOOOO Jealous!
Great stuff JP, loved it man.
I'm very new to DGRUS but would really like to help out your cause! I live in Bowling Green, KY. I do not know if you have Kentucky signed up yet. If you don't, I would like to receive "Dad" and show him what we have to offer here in the Bluegrass State.