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May 2008 Blog Posts (126)

Colorado Open follow up 5/15/08

Colorado is well known for it's surprising weather changes ... We found out just how dramatically it can change last weekend, at the beginning of the 2008 Colorado Open, May 10-11.



I woke up, got my stuff together and prepared for the short drive to the course. It's great to be at home and only have a 15 minute drive to get to the tournament. I did my warm up, and then some putting in the yard. The sun was out, and there were only a few fluffy clouds floating in the sky. After my… Continue

Added by John McMullen on May 15, 2008 at 1:02pm — 5 Comments

Titledisc open in Rockwall

will be my first tournament this year. I'll have to get out there soon to practice a few rounds.

I feel bad that I havent been able to renew my PDGA membership, but oh well. being unemployed kinda sucks.



I guess if I had to choose, and it looks like I did..... I chose to play a tourney rather than renew, although I know I will renew as soon as I can.



now to try and get a friend or two to go play it also. I have a feeling they will wuss out as usuall. anyone else have… Continue

Added by eric beich on May 14, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Camping @ Hyzer Creek

I am camping tonight, as it says it is free and I need to save up. Some rain later maybe but it's nice now, if not extremely buggy.



I met up with Marc McGarity* from DGRUS today for 2 rounds. We began at Jamesville Beach in Jamesville, NY: It is pretty open, just 2 woods holes and several near woods. Enough trees to add challenge along with wind and length. Two bomber holes. Scenic and relatively easy, shot -5, and there's no danger. Has a 100' hole. Great pads and has… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on May 14, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Jen McCray on May 14, 2008 at 7:21am — No Comments

The sound of a disc hitting those chains.

They’ve put the baskets up at Birch Hill! Finally! It’s our only disc golf course. I got two rounds in this evening. I did horrible. There was a nasty wind blowing that made predicting my shots very difficult and we rarely get a wind in Fairbanks so I’m not used to it. Even short putts were hard to do.



Plus it was still pretty soggy from the winter break-up. Only in certain spot but unfortunately two of those spots were tee pads (if we had actual tee pads instead of two rocks painted… Continue

Added by Eric Garlow on May 14, 2008 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

improving my game

since my last tourament I've been working on parts of my game that need improvement
I have been putting 30 mins at least everynight and i'm seeing big improvement in my game .
I think i'll score alot better with the putting i have been doing lately .
i would of won my last tourny no problem if i was doing want i can do now

Added by John on May 13, 2008 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Norwalk Disc Golf League...

I am playing in the local disc golf league that Jason W (Ghstinshll) is running for the city of Norwalk rec department. It a group of beginners and occasional players like myself. No PDGA numbers or ratings. We have played 2 rounds and they are, officially, without doubt, my two worst rounds of the year. My first round I went round in 15 over. Pretty bad even by my standards. The excuse I had going for me is that the wind was blowing fierce. We played our second meeting today and I scored 11… Continue

Added by mattmelcher on May 13, 2008 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

'Scuse I think they call it

I made it over to Syracuse today after 3 rounds in Rochester, 2 with my guide Ryan who designed one of the courses (he's lucky he did it well).



Rochester- Sweden DGC: Now this course is just rough and nasty. Hole #1 took over 10 minutes to play, had to walk 75% of the fairway to see the pin. It is lightning bolt shaped, 2 twists (discs don't fly that way), surrounded by rough worse than Hudson Mills Monster, and I had to sacrifice my putter and firebird to my ivy pocket after… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on May 13, 2008 at 8:21pm — 6 Comments

Disc Golf Census - Preliminary Work

Just sharing notes with all:



Disc Golf Census

Tuesday, May 13, 2008



I left work an hour early today and spent the time from 4:15-5:15 pm standing by Hole 1 at the Bandemer Park Disc Golf Course. I had printed up (on paper, not card stock) some draft Bandemer cards and was handing them out. I also was asking people questions about their disc golf habits, in order to begin working on the ‘script’ that we’ll be asking volunteers to use when we do the Disc Golf Census… Continue

Added by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on May 13, 2008 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Visit from Chuck Kennedy

Sheila and I enjoyed a visit from Chuck Kennedy at our home last night. Chuck is one of the more experienced disc golf course designers in the world, as well as a creator of the PDGA ratings system, member of the Disc Golf Hall of Fame, etc. He was near the tail end of three weeks on the road, during which time he had been at the… Continue

Added by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on May 13, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Memories...

I began at Baker Farm (Chili) in Rochester It DOES NOT ADD to my list since I have played it b4. Haven't been there sine 1999 pro worlds. It was so great to play that course again after so long, longest ever gone between rounds on a course. It is still beautiful and amazing. Well manicured grassy fairways studded with all types of trees and obstacles. Not particularly challenging, took 2 4's and 7 2's, no 5's. Hit cage on 911 on the putt for 3! Many 300-400' foot duecable holes requiring… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on May 12, 2008 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Just wanna say a big congrats to SHWEBBIE

Big congratulations to Brian on his win this weekend in CHarlotte. To rounds rated at over 1070, are you kidding me???!!!! Thats just sick, someone needs to have him comitted.

Added by Paul Garton on May 12, 2008 at 5:19pm — 4 Comments

SOSS AND SOJ

Summer is upon us and some great tournaments are upcoming. I am really excited about the State of Jefferson Flip Out Tournament that we are holding at the Dunes course in Coos Bay next weekend. The Dunes is a very tough course with lots of water on the back 9. We probably wont have too many people at it but maybe we come out with around 30 or so. After that the first Southern Oregon Summer Series tournament is at Lake Selmac, in Selma, Or. I ended up 8th in the SOWS with a 3rd, 4th, and 5th… Continue

Added by Scottycb on May 12, 2008 at 1:39pm — No Comments

A Season of Firsts

As the summer disc golf season gets off to its start I have more reasons to be excited! After all, this is to be my season of firsts.



At the Oregon Series kick off event, The Great Northwest Open, I won my first ever trophy at a disc golf tournament and with that got my first ever Oregon Series Script! Along with my first trophy, I was tied for 2nd place, so I also had my first play-off for a trophy!



And there are even more firsts associated with this first event of the… Continue

Added by Shavonne on May 11, 2008 at 11:09pm — 2 Comments

Upshots

I feel this is one of the most important areas to disc golf, its also my weakest. To get dramatic improvement in this part of my game, I have decided that I am going to train on upshots for at least 1 hr a day, 5 days a week. If I can do this and stick to it, upshots should become one of my strongest points in the game. During the St. Louis open I was making some great drives, but my approach was flat out horrible. I couldn't seem to get anything going on my throws, and I was missing my targets… Continue

Added by Brexstl on May 11, 2008 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

All Good Things End

All good things must come to an end, eh? I wasn't going to post on this because I didn't want to jinx it by talking about it. Over the past two-plus weeks I probably had my best run of random draw doubles play ever. I played in six locals and at minimum tied for first during the round in every single one of them.



Ottawa Park - Short Tees

Partner Chris Hoyle: -13, t1st (lost in playoff)



Ottawa Park - Long Tees

Partner Chris Hoyle: -12, 1st



Vienna Park -… Continue

Added by Chris Wojciechowski on May 11, 2008 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments

No Bogeys

In the past 72 holes, I got just one 4.



Began the day in Grand Island, NY at Beaver Island DGC: This course is awesome. Well marked, concrete tees (for the middle white tees, which I played), fresh mown grass, well kept. The wind was intense, blew my hat off several times, made it hard to putt. Flipped a star max over on the second hole!

I got zero 4's here, even with 6-8 holes well over 400'. It's relatively open so if you throw well it's hard to get a 4 from middle… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on May 11, 2008 at 7:35pm — 6 Comments

Blizzard Hills Disc Golf Course Design

Well, it's exciting to see this course start to go in. Lorie Szyperski and her family are doing the hard work of fundraising and clearing. I get to drive north a couple of hours and do the design work. What fun!



Currently laid out are Holes 1-3, 7-9, and 16-18. They are going to work, for most of this year I think, as the first nine. It's getting a little 'leafy' to be able to go in and visualize the other nine holes.



Lorie and her team have cleared the brush and trees for… Continue

Added by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on May 11, 2008 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Going to Ellison in Rochester NY right now..4:30-5:00pm ish Sunday May 11th

I am headed to Ellison for the final round of the day. I have already played it, nearly 9 years ago, so it won't add to my list but it will be the longest I have ever gone between rounds on a course, so I am really looking forward to it. Hope to see someone out there.

Added by Ben Calhoun on May 11, 2008 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Treehaven disc golf (Tomahawk, WI)

We got a solid crew together and went back to Treehaven over the weekend. Randy the Platty Daddy was again leading the way, bringing all his experience and insight. Along on this trip were three solid golfers and all love to play and readily donate time to our disc golf community. Steve Suhaysik, a current VP in the Ace Holes; Dan Hergie, a transplanted Madison disc junkie (like myself), and Mike Krause, a solid Ace Hole and Bud Hill veteran.



Our efforts were focused on laying out… Continue

Added by Ian on May 11, 2008 at 10:46am — No Comments

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