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April 2008 Blog Posts (116)

Seeing improvements

It's amazing how little things can change your game a lot. I worked with a good friend named Dan Beato yesterday on my driving a little bit during the round. It was lovely being nearly the only ones out throwing in the rain at Acorn. (Today it snowd and is 31 degrees right now!) By a little bit, I mean MAYBE 5 minutes between two different holes. It was just a little lesson on acceleration, power, release point, and getting my body forward and over the disc while driving with my back leg. I'm… Continue

Added by Jayne on April 26, 2008 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Leaving in the Morn'

Tomorrow morning (early) I leave for a cross-country disc golf tour which should take me to 48 states throughout up to a year!
This has been in the works for some 3 years now. I will be posting much as much information about where I am, course reviews, and pictures as I can while on the road. Keep an eye out for it. Hope to see some of you out there on your courses!

Added by Ben Calhoun on April 25, 2008 at 5:53pm — 16 Comments

71 Holes

This past Wednesday I woke up to sunny skies and 73 degree temperature. After checking my cphone I noticed that Josiah had called and that could only mean dgolf.



So it began. We began the afternoon playing bag tag round at UAH. The unusually light winds allowed me to really open up and throw some monster throws(for me). I finally could feel myself pulling back with full extension allowing my head to come away from the target but yet my release was still on target. What was I doing… Continue

Added by Rick Korab on April 25, 2008 at 5:08pm — No Comments

GRATEFUL DISC

starts tomorrow! I'm totally psyched for this tourney. My first time playing it and I hear it's supposed to be great. I'll be heading up to Ft Collins in a few hours.

I'll let you know how it goes!

Added by empty on April 25, 2008 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Recent dyes

Most of this stuff is re-runs. You've seen other discs with the same thing on them. I've also been doing some free hand stuff but none of it has gotten in front of the camera. Maybe tomorrow the camera girl will get some of the others.



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If you are not a fan of the Buckeyes, just notice how crisp and clean the dye turned out. Be a fan of the technique!…



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Added by Bruce Brakel on April 25, 2008 at 12:10am — 5 Comments

Hot stamps

I've been busy dying discs and working up new hot stamps for our tournaments. I like hot stamps that are pleasing to the eye and have nothing to do with disc golf. This one is the labrynth at Chartres:



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If you click on the pics you jump to a bigger version at glowfoto.com, btw. We did it on Surges, Forces, Buzzzes and Predators. If you gotta have one, I only gotta get $12 plus shipping off… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 24, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How many courses have you played?

This is a question that has always interested me - how many different courses have people played? I put together a quick, three question survey at this location: How Many? Survey

Do most avid disc golfers play the same course over and over and over? Or do they like to try out new sets of trees to hit and baskets to bouce out of? Once I get a decent number of responses I'll post some results.

Added by Rizbee on April 24, 2008 at 7:03pm — 8 Comments

My intro to Disc Golf

It all started in June of 2006. One day after a lunch meeting my boss at the time ask me if I had ever played Disc Golf. Of course my reply was "You mean Frisbee Golf?". Anyway, we went to a course that happen to be not two blocks from my house. (go figure) I happened to have an old beat up glo roc and my boss lent me a putter. We played a round at this course and I proceed to shoot +5. My boss looked at me and said that I needed to start playing a little bit. "Beginners usually shout around 15… Continue

Added by Snapp on April 24, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Gower Park - Basket Repairs and Climbing Through the Poison Ivy

I played a single round by myself at Gower today. I haven't been able to get in touch with Bill since he called a couple of weeks ago. I was +2, but really played a little better than that. I missed an easy birdie on #4 by clanging an easy putt off the chastity belt. Then I bogeyed #5 to go up one. I also took a penalty stroke on #9. I had a great tee shot that just drifted across the outfield fence and into the softball outfield.



Other than my play it was an adventuresome round. I… Continue

Added by Kraig on April 24, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

First Real Disc Golf Win

This last weekend I won the A-Tier Amateur Steady Ed Masters Cup in my town of residence, Santa Cruz, CA. I have won prestigious titles before in the team sport of soccer, but because of the inidividual nature of disc golf, this achievement was especially meaningful. I think I can safely say that I played some of the best consecutive golf rounds ever. The quality of play was mainly the result of this new sense of stillness and quietness that I found on the course. Much of this feeling was… Continue

Added by Jamie on April 24, 2008 at 1:56pm — No Comments

The Vancouver Island Summer Series





looks like it's just about organized and the Summer Series is on it's way..... May 24-25 Pender Island Bender, June 14 Campbell River, July 5 Saltspring Island, July 19 Mt Washington (tenative), July 24-25 Cortes Island, Aug -- TBA Marys Farm Goldstream, Victoria, Sept 6 Comox, and Oct… Continue

Added by Boom Boom Dino on April 24, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

Discgolfers.us

I finally got around to signing up for this social experiment, already found some friends too. hurray.

Added by Tate Handy on April 23, 2008 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Ace's???

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF ACES ARE NOW REQUIRED TO BE "CLEAN"? MEANING THAT THEY CAN'T TOUCH A TREE BRANCH, SIGN, ETC. DURING THE FLIGHT INTO THE BASKET? WE HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS DEBATE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS NOW! CAN SOMEONE HELP US OUT AND ANSWER THIS BLOG? PLEASE? THANX GUYS!!!!

Added by Shel on April 23, 2008 at 2:06am — 22 Comments

Sunday Morning Travel Fun...

I spent a few days last week with Monica, travelling from San Diego to Des Moines by way of Chicago. Aside from all the rain we had a good trip, and we were headed back early Sunday morning, booked on a 6:05 flight out of O-Hare.



We got up at 4am, expecting that would be early enough to make our flight since we stayed at a Holiday Inn Express right next to the airport. Monica checked us out at about 4:30 and I went out to the parking lot to… Continue

Added by Rizbee on April 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

1st Underpar Open- DISC KARMA

Another thanks to Scott and Alexis for the first annual Underpar Open. It was held in Berlin, which is a cute little 9 hole course on the river bed. Scott set up an additional 9 temp holes, allowing us to play two rounds of 18 holes. The course itself is really nice, with lots of interesting landscaping, a nice war memorial... You can tell the locals take good care of it. The river would have been the perfect backdrop to any photograph, and the sun was great! The only real downside is that the… Continue

Added by Mindy on April 22, 2008 at 11:48am — No Comments

IOS #1

#1 volunteer, Becky Brakel, blog posted about IOS #1 so I thought I would too. Becky is the #1 volunteer because she runs the registration table and does it error-free most of the time.



I played like crap. I threw two recreational rated rounds. I just could not hit the lines in the woods. I played well at my last two tournaments so I think it is the stress of playing a tournament you're running.



The half-in thing was well received and far more complicated than anticipated.… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 22, 2008 at 10:36am — No Comments

IOS#1 University of WI at Parkside.

I played my second tournament of 2008 this past weekend. Another out of state event :) I played ok part of the first round. My score was a little higher than I had hoped; we played from the longs. The second round was from the shorts. I improved my score a little. Then we came home and my hubby posted the scores and we checked the ratings of the rounds. This made me feel MUCH better :) My average rating for the day put me at my rating :) Successful weekend.



I also got 2nd place… Continue

Added by Tree on April 21, 2008 at 7:56pm — 3 Comments

Update on 30th British Open

Wolseley PLC have confirmed as sponsors of the 30th British Open, so we should have around €2000 or $3000 prize money. There's still time to enter, but with 59 people registered to play, you better hurry to grab a spot. Course preparations are coming on well, and we now have 4m x 2m artificial grass tees for all long tee positions. (that's about 13 feet by 6.5 feet)
Fundraiser discs have arrived and look sweeeet! Visit www.quarrypark.co.uk/open.htm for more details.

Added by Derek Robins on April 21, 2008 at 5:27pm — No Comments

I'm back.......I think!

After a winter of very little golf, and a lot of back pain, I think I am back on the path to recovery and regular DG. I started playing two weekends ago and have been very happy with my return. Last weekend I played at a "Preview Day" for the Pleasent Valley Disc Golf Course. The event was organized to show off a potential new course in Vancouver, WA. The course is a lengthy 9-holer (as compared to the other 9-holers in the area). I set the course record at -10 for 18 holes, won the local… Continue

Added by Jason Pinkal on April 20, 2008 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Grapevine Classic - Chattannoga, TN 4/19/08

First of all Congrats Shan on your first tourney win! I am so proud of you!



So this weeks stop in the 6 in 6 weeks tour was at HOME... The Grapevine Classic 4.



That's right at home...the one win that seemed to always elude me. Of all the ones I had given away you would think I would be due for that solid day at the course I play almost every day. After all "I am the predicted winner by a few and expected to win by others". Gotta live up to that ... this is… Continue

Added by Cilecia Trotter on April 19, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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