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January 2008 Blog Posts (168)



Flying Disc “Hot Shot” Challenge Game

"Sure-Putt"..."It's a form of disc golf in 90 seconds".…


Added by Bill Ashton on January 27, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

Discovering Disc

Discovering Disc

By: Bill Ashton

My fascination to disc began back in the year of my high school graduation. It was the summer of 1976. My friends and I would gather at Oak Park Mall in Austin, Minnesota late at night, and play Disc Golf under the parking lot lights. We designed a course that went completely around the mall using obstacles and such. Those were the…


Added by Bill Ashton on January 27, 2008 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

Keep It Simple: A movement towards mold reduction

Today I was out on the course, and I realized I had a lot of discs in the bag that did the same thing. I have always tried to practice mold reduction, but sometimes it just seemed impossible. I was auditioning a lot of discs for different roles, some of which didnt need to be exclusively filled. The following molds were in my bag: Max, Orc, Destroyer, Teerex, Sidewinder, Firebird, Teebird, Sentinel, Roc, Omega SS, Aviar, and Warlock. It wasn't what I would bring to a tournament, but I was…


Added by Will Kriewald on January 26, 2008 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Beer Brewing (Phat Tyre)

Well, the Fat Tire clone is officially in the second stage after 13 days. I left it in the main because it didn't want to stop bubbling. :) Currently the SG is 1.019 from 1.050 and it's still going. Now thats 4% ABV for those of you that are not into the math. I think by the time it's done fermenting (probably 3 weeks from now), it'll hit 5.5%+

Tasted the sample and man. WOW! It was freaking awesome. I can't wait to tap it. Beautiful balance of malts and hops. A little tingly on the… Continue

Added by Todd White on January 26, 2008 at 10:10pm — 7 Comments

Boiling Springs

Coop and I played Va-Du-Mar park today. We played the 19 holes from the short tees except for #4 and we played the original 10 from the long tees. I was +10 on the19 and +11 on the 10. I played so-so but took double bogeys on 10 and 11. On the 10 holes I blew up on #5 with a 7. Once I was in the green briars I couldn't fight my way out. I absolutely couldn't throw sidearm and my backhand was all over the place. I finally threw a great sidearm on the 29th hole of the day. I wish that I had found… Continue

Added by Kraig on January 26, 2008 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Getting excited about The Memorial!

At first I was a little put off by the Thursday through Saturday format. But I guess I'm OK with it.

Starting to get excited about Waffles. Waffle House, Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles....



But since I've played maybe 1 round of disc golf in a month (sick in December, Thailand in January), I think I'd better… Continue

Added by Matt Kelly on January 26, 2008 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

Who I is!

I'm Max. I go by MAD MAX on most forums. The MAD actually comes from "Montrose Area Disc" Golf which is a club I helped create and run while I lived in Montrose. Montrose is in Western Colorado. We have a great course that's gone from 9 holes of homemade baskets to 18 Mach V's with some very sweeeeet holes. I'm proud of my work there with the other club members to make it all happen by raising cash, going to city council meetings, working with the Parks Department and throwing some awesome…


Added by MADMAX on January 25, 2008 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Ice Bowl in the AM

Right now we're looking at 29 degree high, 60% precipitation, intermittent flurries and snow showers. Primarily in the AM. We're looking at a tee-time temperature of 23 with a wind-chill bringing it down to 14 degrees. Figured I'd elaborate a little on how my bag looks right now since it seems like that's a popular blog topic of late, and my bag has been very interesting in how it has been used of late, at least to me. I'm definitely changing my tendencies off the teepad.

High Speed… Continue

Added by Chris Wojciechowski on January 25, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Whats in my bag.


Added by Ruben Alaniz on January 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Why won't my putts stay in!!!

I'm 9 meters out and I choose a link and aim for it. Hah! I always choose the wrong link!

I'm a leftie so I usually choose a link about 3 inches left of center about middle height. My putting style is up down, that is to say I don't cross body putt. In general my missed putts…


Added by Mike Roman on January 25, 2008 at 4:24pm — 6 Comments

2008 Bowling Green Amateur Championships Fundraiser Discs

ESP Buzzz and ESP Challengers with a real nice Supercolor stamp are now available at www.discndatonline.com - Get yours now.Get a great disc and help support the 2008 Bowling Green Amateur Championships - this is the biggest Amateur tournament in the country, so you'll definitely want one of these Commemorative Discs for your collection or just to show off to your buddies. For each disc you purchase you also… Continue

Added by Dan Bayless on January 25, 2008 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Icebowl Krazy Series #1 at Mt. Airy

Very good turnout for Mt. Airy on a cold day - 53 participants. Raised about $750 for Fairhaven Rescue Mission. Thanks to everyone who came out and pariticpated. See you at Icebowl Krazy Series #2 at Banklick Woods 2/2/08.

Added by Dan Bayless on January 25, 2008 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

Cliff Stephens DGC

This is the home course of 12-time world champion Ken Climo, and it's a gorgeous one! The park's claim-to-fame is probably #10, right alongside Moccasin Lake. I lost a yellow Champion Sidewinder in this lake, and I gave it up for lost. If you can't throw across this lake to the basket, you RHBHers had better plan your hyzer well.

The front nine is mostly under the canopy of oaks, and makes for a pleasant first half.…


Added by Brian Matthews on January 25, 2008 at 12:05am — 1 Comment

Limona Disc Golf Course

My wife Colette has a friend that she sometimes meets up with at the Brandon Town Center, east of Tampa, and a few weeks back she did again, so my daughter Celeste - whom I've been getting interested in disc golf - and I tagged along with her just because the Limona DGC is nearby. And I had never been. So we went.

It was a chilly, somewhat windy day, but the sun was shining and the course was pretty much empty, although we did run…


Added by Brian Matthews on January 24, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Post Round Notes:

Every wednesday afternoon I play a friendly round with whoever shows up at Sand island. This game is big time mellow and is really just a midweek chance to relax.

So yesterday I tried changing up my midrange game. Instead of being tense, I said to myself and others "I'm going to throw like I'm outta my head". Instead of throwing short or wide I found myself making nice runs. Okay so I had two or three blow bys, but in general I preffered these runs to weak psuedo runs or wimpy…


Added by Mike Roman on January 24, 2008 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Tocabaga DGC at Maximo Park

Once I discovered that there was a thriving disc golf community north of me, with numerous disc golf courses, I set out to visit as many of them as possible. The closest one is right across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, on the tip of the Pinellas peninsula, and it's named after a tribe of Native Americans that used to inhabit the region centuries ago: Tocabaga.

Tocabaga is a fairly big, spread-out park with practically no water hazards to deal with,…


Added by Brian Matthews on January 24, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Timmons Park

Bill and I played Timmons tonight and I was so-so. I finished +1 with a 55. I birdied 1, 6, 9, and 13, but I took a double bogey on five with a throw OB across the creek and bogeys on 11 and 17. I gave up easy putts on 7, 11, and 17 and nailed a long downhill putt on 16. On 15 my tee shot hit the left hand guardian tree and shot clear back to the 14th fairway. I had no approach from there, but banged it through the saplings. It was still 25 feet away, but my putt grabbed the chains and fell in.… Continue

Added by Kraig on January 24, 2008 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Earlewood 1/23/08

I went to Columbia yesterday afternoon and played Earlewood and it was in good shape in spite of all the rain. It was a bit cold but dg always beat work no matter what the weather is.

Added by Craig with a C on January 24, 2008 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Taylor Lake DGC

I paid my first visit to Taylor Lake Park in Largo FL, where I went and lost my favorite orange Champion Sidewinder into the drink off of hole #11. Bad throw. Switched to it from my Star Roadrunner at the last second, and that's what I get. I fixed the problem with a hop over to the Clearwater Disc Golf Store (www.gdisc.com) before coming back home... now I have a lighter…


Added by Brian Matthews on January 24, 2008 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Sunny day @ LKWD

Bob L. gave me a call just after I got off of my rowing machine to see if I wanted to meet him at Lakewood for a round. With the sun shining and the temp in the mid forties it was too hard to resist. I justified going by combining golf with a run to costco for gas and family provisions. Chuck E. was there too for about nine holes before he had to head off to work. It was a beautiful day to be out. Warm enough to play in just a sweater but frost on the ground in the shaded spots. It's been cold… Continue

Added by Edge on January 24, 2008 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

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