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January 2008 Blog Posts (170)

Resolution - 365+ rounds for the year (day 2, 1/2/08)

Today I was able to get 2 rounds of golf in. Weather was 15 deg w/ little wind. First round I played was in Macomb. Threw a 4 over for the course. Not as much snow there as at home. Then I got back to DC and played a round on our course at the school. Played better there. Threw even par for the course. A few drifts knee high. Over dressed for the weather. I do remember the old saying that it is easier to take it off if you get warm than putting it on (if you don't have it) when you get cold.… Continue

Added by dcdiscgolf on January 5, 2008 at 4:52pm — No Comments

New Years resolution - 365+ rounds of disc golf for the 2008 year (1/1/08).

Wanted to start resolution today. 1 round average per day or 365+ per year. 14 degrees w/ 6" of snow on the ground. Drifts up to my ***. Wind kept me from doing it. Try to squeeze 2 rounds in tomorrow. Wind is to let up a little tonight. I put 4 pictures on line to show how deep the drift was at my portable in my yard.


Added by dcdiscgolf on January 5, 2008 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Bag (1.5.08)

Optimal Set:

DX Wraith 174g - Control Driver

Star Destroyer 171g - Left or right hooks, wind conditions

Star TL 171g - Straight tunnel shots, approaches within 200'

*KC Pro Whippet 172g - Left or right hooks within 200', wind conditions

DX Roc 180g - Control mid, stroke saver

Star Aero - approaches from 100', putts from 50'+

Star Roadrunner 172g- tunnel S-curves, roller

Wizard -… Continue

Added by Nice Drive Kid on January 5, 2008 at 1:09pm — No Comments

What's in the bag?

Lately I've been having a lot of success with carrying fewer discs(by my standards, anyhow!) I am a RHBH dominant thrower.



In a Revo Mini Bag:



174 ESP Predator - thumbers, forehand approaches, heavy headwinds

172 SOLF - Go-to distance driver for hyzers

172 SOLS - Go-to distance driver for straight shots and anhyzers

172 CE Teebird (L) - Control driver for tunnel shots, has a wee bit of fade at the end

172 Pro Leopard - For teeshots that need to finish dead… Continue

Added by Ben Neely on January 4, 2008 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Gower Park

Coop and I played two rounds tonight with his nephew Ty. I was +3 and +2. When we finished we ran into Pat Husted and talked to him about tomorrow's Ice Bowl in Easley. I have lost 6 pounds since Monday on this diet.

Added by Kraig on January 4, 2008 at 10:01pm — No Comments

My Bag

Drivers in order of use (primary drive - RHFH):

SOLF (175-167), Star T-Rex (174), SOLS (174), Pro T-Bird (172), Star Sidewinder (172), Champion Beast (172), Champion Monster (174)

Approach:

Roc (170-180), Flick (150, 174)...yes, I know it's a driver, Pro T-Bird (150)...again, I know.

Putters:

XD (167-174)

Added by East Bay Doug on January 4, 2008 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Teeing off into the blogosphere

Well there it went...pretty similar to disc golf. It was short, it was in the fairway, it faded a bit early. I guess I will need an upshot to par this post when most bloggers would be putting. Ah, such is life.

Its Winter in these parts. The green wallpaper on this website will look familiar in about six months. Right now, the white space beneath the type is what I am seeing. Yeah, I am still throwing in the winter as I assume are most northern discers who visit this site. I…

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Added by David Barish on January 4, 2008 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

Bruised ribs

Falling on a fully loaded Backpack bag on your ribs.... HURTS!

Stan is evil.

Added by PeckhamIfYouGotEm on January 4, 2008 at 1:55pm — No Comments

The most brilliant thing you'll read today

Hudson Mills Metropark - considered by many the one of the top (and oldest) courses in the country - has implemented a pay-to-play model this year. $50 for an annual pass or $2 per round. Hudson Mills has two 24 hole courses, an activity center with snack bar, restrooms and vending machines. It is also the host to the Discraft Great Lakes Open. Easily the biggest and most prestigious tournament in Michigan. Basically it's about as good as it gets for a disc golf course, not just the course…

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Added by Scott White on January 4, 2008 at 11:01am — 11 Comments

Sportsmanship -Where has it gone?

Recent events have spawned the question

"What is Sportsmanship and where has it gone?"…

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Added by ChattanoogaScott on January 4, 2008 at 10:26am — 4 Comments

Lakewood

Played Lakewood for the first time today. Great course. I shot a respectable 52. Had a great round until the six on 12 long followed by a frustrated bogey on 13.Good warm up for this weekends kick off of the KOTS series.



Hopefully got the bagtags worked out-never could find anything to drill through the damn things though. I ended up using an epoxy blend and a little crafty work.Seem to be holding pretty well so far.



It is looking like a good turnout this weekend, hopefully… Continue

Added by lonnieb on January 4, 2008 at 3:26am — 1 Comment

Welcome to Winter Golf....

Not much to blog about... just the frustration inevitable with winter field work. Stupid decision of the day, doing field work in a couple of inches of snow near dusk. I'm down a couple of distance drivers. I think I've got a pretty good bead on the Destroyer, and if I don't find it I have a backup waiting... but it is annoying. I'll be up early to slide my feet through the snow. The Wraith on the other hand... well, that's going to take some effort. It caught a wind gust BAD and took off clear… Continue

Added by Chris Wojciechowski on January 4, 2008 at 1:11am — 1 Comment

Respect- long but good blog (in my opinion of course!)

I've just been thinking about respect a lot. I think respecting others does a lot for your reputation, on and off the course. I ran into an incident a few months back that caused much of this thinking. This past spring and summer, I played a majority of my rounds at Ottawa Park in Toledo, OH. Ottawa is not the safest course to play on. One day I was out playing and the cops were chasing a guy from the neighborhood across the street onto the course and had their tazers out and ready. I've had…

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Added by Jayne on January 4, 2008 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

First Post.

I just started this today and it is awsome. I can't wait to get my friends on here as well. I am looking forward to Saturday for the first tournament of the year. I will be playing at Mazerick Park in Fayetteville. I really need to improve my game this year. i have kind of reached a level that I can't get passed.

Added by Heatstroke on January 3, 2008 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

Nice, Cold Round; -11, 63

It was 13 degrees when I got there but had warmed up to a balmy 15 by the end of the round. Shot a -5, 32 on the front nine and -6, 31 on the back with a 2 on hole 10 by hitting a 75 footer.

Added by a3 on January 3, 2008 at 2:52pm — 6 Comments

NC HomeGrown Tour pictures

www.geocities.com/paul_vignola/indexDG.html

HGT pictures from 2007

Added by vig on January 3, 2008 at 7:28am — No Comments

Disc Resolutions for 2008

It is 5:40 in the morning as I begin this post. Clearly I have failed in one of last year's resolutions to always get myself to bed at a sane hour. My other resolutions were for weight training, and putting.



The weight training resolution wasn't a total failure, but it wasn't a success either. It lasted me for five weeks, into the middle of February. At that point I caught the flu, lost a lot of strength, and never went back to the rec center. I finally picked it back up in early… Continue

Added by Chris Wojciechowski on January 3, 2008 at 5:54am — 2 Comments

Stakes in the ground - grading has begun!!

I got a call first thing this morning from the Parks Dept.: "Have you been out to mark the locations for the tees and baskets at Montiel Park? We thought you were going to use sprinkler flags and the contractor didn't see any out there." Well, I don't think I was dreaming when I adjusted the flag locations on New Year's Eve, so I guess someone had decided to "borrow" my flags. My daughter, Katie, and I high-tailed it over to the park to see what had happened. Sure enough, all of the flags…

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Added by Rizbee on January 3, 2008 at 12:43am — 7 Comments

secrets to becoming a better discer

thanks to all the disc golfers in my community for making 2007 a fun year. I spent all year trying new things. I got to halloween and decided the most important thing is to stick to a drive and putt that works. I changed putters about 5 times. its not the disc but the putter. Its a great life lesson. If your gonna do something, stick with it. repetition is the key to life. My business is thriving right now because the reptitious world of painting has allowed me to bid jobs better, and know what… Continue

Added by lefty tom on January 2, 2008 at 11:52pm — 3 Comments

Damaging the Throwing Hand!

Ouch! I learned early on the basic rule that you never reach into deep grass or a thicket with your throwing hand. Tonight, Sheila learned that about . . . dish water! (See pic at end of blog post.)



So, here I am, sitting at our dining room table watching discgolfersR.us grow and the live chat actually work, and I hear from the kitchen: "Aargh!"



I could tell by the sound of Sheila's voice that it was bad, so I ran up to her prepared to do the tourniquet thing but didn't,… Continue

Added by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on January 2, 2008 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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