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June 2008 Blog Posts (94)

Dairy Fling

Made it up in time to catch a ride to Marshfield, WI to play in the Dairy Fling sponsored by Arby's (they provided lunch) and others. Braem park is a relatively short course that is highly technical with a little luck thrown in. I shot good enough to win my division. It was good enough to beat everybody by 3, second round was bogey free. I need to suggest to the TD next year they should have a clinic to help the newer players. I know I would be willing to help along with several other players.… Continue

Added by edism on June 12, 2008 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Holmes Park Not Gower

I went to Gower and on the way I had a voice mail from Steve, but it was garbled. I can only assume that he called to tell me that he couldn't make it. I tried calling him but got pushed to voice mail. I arrived and practiced putting for a while on the 9th. I was really lousy practicing. I couldn't buy a putt! Then I walked to the first tee and saw that the fairways on 5 and 6 were covered up with cars. The Gower Pool must have been having a swim meet and it was parked full. I was involved with… Continue

Added by Kraig on June 12, 2008 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

My original blog entry got lost in cyberspace..so this is much briefer

I may be going home next week for DGLO party, probably leave WV sunday/monday and play along the way, take a few days off then head back to this area.



Parkersburg (Actually, Walker, WV), WV- Mountwood:
A very nice and long 9 hole course that plays along a shallow creek for almost every shot. Well maintained and scorecard/map provided inside. Fun and hard to get all the dueces, maybe 1-2 par 4's. Great overall worth checking out, very scenic. Creek is in play often, and if OB… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on June 12, 2008 at 4:53pm — No Comments

weekly blog post #2 Can music change a person ?

Do you think music can define one's personality ? I think so, as an individual gets older i feel they outgrow some of the things that they grew accustomed too. Such as music. When i was younger i did some very bad things, and i have grown out of my old ways. At that time i was listening to the "hardcore" gangsta rap. Granted i no longer listen to such My world has done a total 360, i no longer associate myself with those individuals i once did, i no longer partake in the activities i once did… Continue

Added by beatz on June 11, 2008 at 7:40pm — 5 Comments

First break, Confederate flags surrounding me, lost disc

I took yesterday off completely, didn't throw one shot, to save the knee. Good thing because it still didn't feel good today.



Clarksburg, WV- Veterans Memorial:This is a relatively nice and short beginner course. Plays up and down a hill, in some woods and some wide open. Has 2 nice small valley holes, and the river is close on a few holes but not a real worry. Good signs, good grass tees, pretty well maintained except for about 3 holes unmown/unmaintained. Very easy for an… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on June 11, 2008 at 4:20pm — 2 Comments

1st ACE

I got my first ace yesterday, 06/09/08 7:11pm at the Redwood Curtain here in Arcata on hole 4. For those not in the know hole 4 curves to the right, around a big burned out stump. I threw my 148 Archangel straight and hard with a tiny bit of Anhyzer it curved perfictly around and slamed into the tonepole with a mighty clang. I ran around the corner and some guys that were putting on 9 said they saw it slam. This was 3 years in the making, after so many close calls and near misses it was an… Continue

Added by humchris on June 10, 2008 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

Remaking Brown Park: Part 1

We are engaged in redesign of a local course and I thought it might be nice to share a series of blog posts about it.



Brown Park was a near-downtown Ann Arbor city park with 18 holes with a large and devoted following of disc golfers. In 2006, after about 15 years of use, the disc golf course was removed (temporarily) due to the Washtenaw County Drain Commission need to reconfigure the entire park so that it did a better job of allowing polluted sediments to settle out in a manner… Continue

Added by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on June 10, 2008 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

doubles was a waste of time

well the 2nd Bryan sunday doubles was a disaster ,everyone was a no show and i really don't know why .Sure it was 95 degrees out but come on that's nothing a little water couldn't fix .

It just makes me mad that i drive 25 Min's to the course set up 2 temp holes ,I also had a cooler of water that was free to everyone .

I'm just mad that i make such a effort to run everything smoothly and no one shows .

well next week there is no dubs because of fathers day ,so after that i guess… Continue

Added by John on June 10, 2008 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

DDGU #3 Helsingør 7-5-08

I just finished playing a C-tier event in the advanced division in Helsingør. I actually think it was a killer course. It wasnt just long open holes. It was a good mix of lengths and wooded/openness. The par 6 hole worked really well and even with just a little elevation it made the hole very tricky. And fortunately there where only a few places, where you could easily lose your disc. The weather was really nice, very littIe wind,… Continue

Added by Rehder on June 10, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Back into VA, briefly

It's hotter then previous, absurdly hot today. At 9:00 it was 94, so the 'early beat the heat round' didn't happen. I probably should have taken a break today now my right knee is hurting worse than before.



Harrisonburg, VA- Westover:This course is very tight, but not 'in the woods'. It's just in a park with lots of planted cedar trees, enough to make really tight holes without bushes and rough. It's very hilly, some holes that are 290' are hard to reach. It's not like… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on June 9, 2008 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Hole In One

After a week of reflecting, I still dream of hitting those chains again. Disc Golf is crack.

Added by Glen Iris Southpaw on June 9, 2008 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

Paw Paw is a trip!

Worth taking.

Wow this place is intense, two course both tougher than about any course this side of the Mississippi river. Today felt like over 100 degrees, so it was very hard to get through the day.

I played the first round with a guy who often stays there when in the area mountain biking, the second with Spencer and Tony. Shot 71ish on Woodshed, was playing well on front 9 of Whippin' Post, with several long putts and good saves. Had to actually throw backwards toward the tee on… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on June 8, 2008 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

such an amazing day.

Unbelieavable!!!!!! Started off the day by waking up at 645 am hopped into the shower to be at the Pleasent hill disc golf course by 9. but get there a little past 8am to warm up the old arm. I got an invite to a New Jersey vr. Maine. Bucks county (NJ) and Dragon disc golf (ME). Warm up a bit and was feeling good. everyone gets there about 910 and we start things about 930. Myself and Kyle Enman get paired up against Joe Mela (yes i said joe FREAKING mela) Nice !!! I get To play with a hall of… Continue

Added by beatz on June 8, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

I love the Toboggan

Gotta say I'd forgotten how much I love the Toboggan. This is a course that I have been waiting for 11 months to see back in the ground, and I still hadn't remembered just how awesome it is to play. Went out today and helped them piece together the baskets in the morning and once they were all in we went and played some singles rounds. I went on the trip with Kyle Lehman, Evan Hughes, Steve Swartz, Rob Fitzsimmons and Rob's dog Lahar.



First round I had a decent and consistent start.… Continue

Added by Chris Wojciechowski on June 7, 2008 at 9:55pm — 4 Comments

From wide open to the thickest rough on earth

Not to mention my car said it was 101 today, and it felt hotter.



Going to play Paw Paw tomorrow and then maybe take Monday off as it's going to be way hotter than today, dangerously so.



Middletown, MD- Middletown Park:
This could easily be the most open course I've ever played, at least the front 9. Hole 1 tees through 3 trees then is wide open, then the rest of the front 9 is basically wide open. Not very hilly. There's a lake that's not in play, a bunch of trees… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on June 7, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Seneca, heatwave

It's hotter this weekend than I've ever experienced outside of the desert states, a/c doesn't even help at this point. Love that water bottle.



Arlington, VA- Bluemont:A fairly nice and very old course in a city park, with some hills, a creek and decently maintained. Has 3 sets of cement tees, multiple pin placements and signs. Can be hard to get the deuce from the long tees, but only 1-2 real par 4's.



McLean, VA- McLean Central Park:This course is overgrown,… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on June 6, 2008 at 8:12pm — 3 Comments

500+ courses, tornado

So last night a tornado touched down about 500' away and we had no power for 5 hours, pretty much sucked.

Played my (likely) 500th course today, and shot the best round I've ever shot (-16). It's also the shortest course on the planet.



Yesterday:

Baltimore, MD- Goucher College:
One of the most biased courses I've ever seen..and not for RHBH. 7 holes of 9 are lefty favored, for sure. Not extreme or anything but very likely designed by a lefty so it can add challenge.… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on June 5, 2008 at 9:25pm — 3 Comments

Gower Park - Hurt Leg on Rebar

I went over again today and again was by myself. I called Bill after I played and he was at home waiting for an air conditioner repairman. They had waited all day and the guy finally came while I was talking to him.



I was throwing more consistently today then on Tuesday and I went around twice. I was even par both times with bogeys on #4 and #7 and birdies on #3 and #9 the first time around. The second time I birdied #4 and bogeyed #5. The city started to pour the 9th tee pad over… Continue

Added by Kraig on June 5, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

what grinds my gears, possibly a weekly blog posting.

As most of you guys know who talk to me here, i usually am here at work bored out of my mind so why dont i keep an updated blog ? well i dont know actually. Lazy ? naw, if i was lazy i wouldnt be playing disc golf. If you think about it you do one thing then just walk, are there lazy disc golfers ? Like people who take a cart around like ball golf ?



Anyways so here we go what grinds my gears possibly a weekly posting make sure you folks out there on the intraweb check it out rate it… Continue

Added by beatz on June 5, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Mid West Rec Tour 08

30+ sanctioned tournaments in 08. Soon I'll post an updated version with 08 Worlds & maybe US Am Championships, trying to qualify next Thursrday. I've got my 1000pts for 09 Worlds already & planning on hitting up Kansas City. Looking forward to the 2nd tourney in the Flint Town Playerz Series, Chain Reaction @ Hollywoods...…



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Added by JCthrills on June 5, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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