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Bruce Brakel replied to Jack Moore's discussion Christian R & B, Rap, & Rock music in the group Disc Golfers for Jesus
Oct 4, 2012
Bruce Brakel replied to Jack Moore's discussion Christian R & B, Rap, & Rock music in the group Disc Golfers for Jesus
"Recently I've been listening to Jesus Culture on youtube, mainly because my wife is overseas and cannot get Pandora.  So I've been listening to stuff she can get and then recommending it to her.  Jesus Culture has some long…"
Sep 27, 2012
Bruce Brakel left a comment for Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun
"Jon said you were trying to call me. I called the number he gave me but it did not work. two for ate, ate five ate, five for won for rings at my desk."
Aug 29, 2012
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May 14, 2012
Bruce Brakel left a comment for Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun
"Terry, has there been a rated tournament at the Ponds on 1-18 and A-F long tees?  I'm trying to see how my round today would rate. "
May 13, 2012
Bruce Brakel replied to Jack Moore's discussion Christian R & B, Rap, & Rock music in the group Disc Golfers for Jesus
"On the subject of rap, I have a Pandora station built on Hillsong plus some thumbs up and thumbs down.  If you don't know what that means, check it out at www.pandora.com.  It's free. Anyway, one time the station played Lord is a…"
Apr 17, 2012
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Summer Vacations

I'm taking two summer vacations.  For the July vacation I'm going to Worlds with my wife and daughter.  Kelsey and I are both playing MA1 because we want to compete head to head for a World Championship in the Brakel Family division, BF1. For my second vacation I'm going to Black Mountain, North Carolina for a five day conference, and that is what I wanted to talk about.  But I'm not sure what I want to say.  I'll just testify.A year ago I was a little bit dead, which I suppose is like being a…See More
Apr 17, 2012
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Aurora Borealis

"Not dyed.  This was artwork that I photoshopped and had produced on 100 discs by Discraft. "
Feb 17, 2012

My Professional Disc Golf Association Information

My PDGA number is 13087 and you can find my PDGA statistics here. My PDGA rating goes up and down, and I'm not going to remember to edit this every time, so you can find my PDGA rating detail here.

According to Chuck, ratings will be updated, "Late April, late June, early September, late November and the yearly wrap up at the end of January."


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Bruce Brakel's Blog

Mokena Big D Doubles Course Routing

I'm just transcribing my course routing notes and leaving them somewhere on the internet where they will be handy later. 

 

Mokena Big D Course Guide

Any distances which vary from the tee sign were measured by wheel.  The only water o.b. is the pond near tournament central.  Any wet drains or creeks are casual: stand where it lands, or go straight back away from the basket until you are out of the water with no penalty, if you are taking that throw.  On 500+ foot holes,…

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Posted on July 30, 2011 at 9:27pm

The PDGA Barf Format

Are you a PDGA amateur who is tired of high entry fees and craptastic plastic payouts?  Are you a PDGA pro who competes in age or gender restricted pro divisions who is not competitive in MPO?  Do you play tournaments in south-eastern Michigan?  If you answered "yes" to two of those questions, keep reading.

 

In the earliest years of this millenium I used to run tournaments in Michigan.  When my brother wanted to start running tournaments in Illinois I cut back to doing nothing…

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Posted on April 12, 2011 at 7:29pm — 6 Comments

Learn to Play

We did one of those Learn to Play Disc Golf things for the kids today. We had about 20 or 25 kids. It was insane chaos. We started 15 minutes late and only had the three of us and five learn-to-play people. We decided to play best shot in a big eightsome. By the end of hole 1 stragglers had doubled the size of the group and we split up into three smaller groups. One of those groups then picked up more stragglers and split again. The main thing was to get discs in the hands of new players and to… Continue

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 12:02am

I just need to vent.

Apparently getting out of the merchlord racket is emotionally trying. I did not anticipate this.



I sold the last Fishy-fishy disc, a Predator, tonight. I searched the spreadsheet using Ctrl-F for fish and fishy and did not find any more. Fishy-fishy was my favorite hotstamp. But, it all has to go. I sell discs. I don't collect them.



I'm giving these discs away for what I paid for them. They are all new and unthrown. Some guy orders 4 or 6 D Buzzzes tonight. He's getting… Continue

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 12:40am — 5 Comments

Season Ending Sale

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Posted on September 22, 2009 at 6:24pm — 3 Comments

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Put your home Zip or Postal Code here.
48328
Be real. If your identity is a nickname, share your real name.
Bruce Brakel
Do you normally drive forehand, backhand, or other?
10 o'clock, 4 o'clock.
When did you discover and begin playing this best of all sports?
We invented the game sometime in the early 70s, late 60s.
What is your "home" course?
Holly State Rec Area
What are your Top Five courses?
Idlewild - in Kentucky near Cincinnatti
The Arsenal - Rockettown, Alabama
Goliath - Ludington, MI
Renny - Charlotte, NC
Walnut Ridge - Des Moines, Iowa

I'm just being a road warrior snob by going with five courses in four states!
How many discs do you own?
850 and they are all on sale.
What is your favorite disc golf-related website?
Right here.

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At 8:24am on November 11, 2009, mark ellis said…
Bruce,
I am playing Independence Lake at 12:15 ish today. Come join if it works for you.
At 10:56am on October 26, 2009, eric beich said…
hope your feeling better. I had a flu for a week, then a week later got the H1N1 for a week. being sick is no fun. always dig your posts here and on the PDGA boards :)
At 10:25pm on October 3, 2009, Josh moody said…
I do want to take you up on your bogo offer I want to get two crystal challengers, the yoda dyed one and one of the bevier blast ones, let me know the total and how to send my payment (prob on paypal) Thanks
At 10:11pm on October 3, 2009, Josh moody said…
Thats alot of discs lol Its funny thou because my girlfriend and I are working on starting our own pro shop. No time frame yet but I may be looking to make a large purchase in the future...........And yes mark ellis, David wiggins is a freak of nature I shoot with him weekly
At 10:45pm on September 30, 2009, mark ellis said…
Sort of. I have a blackberry but can only figure out how to read the internet not how to write back.

I'm heading to Joe Gill's course in Wayland on Saturday for the Fall Color Classic-or some name something like that.
At 12:22am on August 8, 2009, mark ellis said…
It sounds like a good plan. Who's Gillooley?
At 7:56pm on August 2, 2009, mark ellis said…
Thanks for the motivation and support. If I had finished strong then I would have credited you. As it turned out I finished poorly so, in the spirit of fairness, I feel that you must be somehow at fault. :)

Not only did Val and Des outplay me but David Wiggins throws discs 200 feet farther than I can and he is a 14 year old kid. If I knew of a sport which I could excel in then I would go play it instead. Maybe ballet.
At 9:23pm on February 5, 2009, mark ellis said…
Thank you for your service to the Armed Services. If you received a paper cut in the process we could get you a medal. With enough additional service we may be able to have your FBI file expunged.
At 2:27pm on January 16, 2009, My_Hero said…
Always enjoy seeing your dye jobs. Had no idea that you were hand cutting them at first. Wow!
At 3:22pm on January 10, 2009, Jeremy Taylor said…
Have any discraft flx buzzz?
 
 
 

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