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This group is for the Disc Golf Players from all over who have banded together in a great quest.  This is where they may post their stories and pictures of the

"Brotherhood of the Traveling Disc"

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Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2012

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Started by ROBEY the one.. Last reply by david k. reisner Jun 29, 2012.

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Comment by Daddy_Dragon on November 12, 2011 at 8:28am

The Ponds at Lakeshore #2

Comment by Daddy_Dragon on November 12, 2011 at 8:27am

 

 

 

Ben Calhoun at the Throw Shop

Comment by Daddy_Dragon on November 12, 2011 at 8:19am

Dad will be making his way back South.  His next stop will be Ohio.

Comment by AndroidJonny on November 12, 2011 at 2:13am

So where is dad headed next???

 

Comment by Daddy_Dragon on November 2, 2011 at 10:35pm

A Video of Mark and Cassidy with the transfering of custody.

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http://discgolfer.ning.com/video/the-transfer-of-the-traveling-disc

Comment by Daddy_Dragon on November 2, 2011 at 8:02pm
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Comment by Daddy_Dragon on November 2, 2011 at 8:01pm
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Comment by Daddy_Dragon on October 31, 2011 at 3:10pm
Comment by Dookville on October 31, 2011 at 5:20am
Good stuff Mr. Ellis, enjoyed the read and photos.
Comment by Daddy_Dragon on October 30, 2011 at 8:58pm
Reply by mark ellis

 

“Travelling Disc Report”

 

The Michigan Experience.  This report is being filed by Mark Ellis, your faithful reporter.  Upon receiving the disc from Tino “Silverback” I contacted Cassidy Mayne, the other Michigan volunteer who evidently designed the unique dye job on the disc, (which, by the way, resembles some humanoid form, maybe even a face) as my instructions were to do so.  As a married guy I know how important it is to follow directions and orders and mild suggestions.

 

Cassidy, being a busy and important guy with a real life (are we sure he is a disc golfer?), could not free up his schedule for a week so I took the disc out to my local courses.  I, of course, had the same concerns as all of you.  Was it safe?  Would the disc bring good luck or ruin?  Was it a curse or a bringer of good karma?  Could the face on the disc see into my soul and judge me worthy or an imposter?  Was Cassidy putting me off so I would be the lab rat, not him?

 

My first experience with the disc was Sunday, October 23rd, playing in the Kensington Doubles League.  I am relieved to report I survived that experience but you knew that by reading this, unless I have come back as a ghost.  My team cashed but I drew a good partner who carried me, so the experiment wasn’t conclusive.  Maybe the disc was waiting to exert its influence.  Maybe the disc was asleep.  I noted the eyes on the disc never blinked but mystical objects don’t follow the normal rules of the universe.

 

Well now it is a week later and two unexpected things have happened.  Playing Monday with buddies back at Kensington Metropark I threw an ace.  Not a typical ace, mind you.  It was my 11th ace of the year, tying my highest yearly total of aces.  More unique, it was a backhand ace.  My first backhand ace since I started driving forehand 15 years ago.  Oh, and it was a backhand skip ace, the first backhand skip ace of my career.

I took this as a good sign and paid homage to the Travelling Disc.  It might have smirked at me but if it did it was very quick.

The rest of the week I got out a few times and my game seemed solid.  I made sure the Travelling Disc was kept in an outside putter pocket so the “eyes” had a good view of what was going on.  I casually mentioned to the Traveling Disc that I was registered to play in a Tournament on Saturday and any special luck perhaps should be reserved until then.  No reason to waste it, you know.

So Saturday came and the early indications were not good.  The tournament was at the Goldenrod course in Davison, Michigan.  Unfortunately there was no Pro Grandmasters division (50+), where old guys like me belong.  There was no Masters division (40+) either.  The only division I qualified for was Open where the young and strong and talented play.  Well the Traveling Disc was up to the challenge, or there were enough unnoticed math errors or perhaps mass hallucination or something but the TD ended up handing me the trophy: my first Open victory of the year.  I may have to call Cassidy and tell him he can’t have the disc for a few more days or weeks or months.  Are discs allowed to visit casinos?

 

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