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June 2010 Blog Posts (21)

Rules

If a disc lands on top of the basket is it in?

Added by Gary D Adelstein on June 30, 2010 at 9:26pm — 3 Comments

Driving meltdown

I'm currently down to throwing 330-350 at best and with little accuracy. I'm not sure what's happening if it's a failure in technique or aging catching up with me (I'm 38). This past weekend was the first set of field sessions in ages where I didn't break 360'. I threw one 358 with my flippiest SL. It just kept drifting right and floating. Oh, I also gave myself a blood blister at my main rip point on my index finger. All my drivers are going about this distance unless I have a big form… Continue

Added by Ghost on June 28, 2010 at 11:25pm — No Comments

What is you favorite Forehand Disc???

I usually forehand and i have all the average forehand discs the boss the wraith the destroyer the excal and of course the Flick so the real question is which disc is YOUR favorite forehand disc mine has to be the BOSS!!!

Added by NIcholas Charles Sanford on June 27, 2010 at 4:35pm — 8 Comments

Z NUKE to deploy at Am Worlds

It's official! NUKE is coming in Z plastic! This is not the NUKE + prototype, but the NUKE you throw and love for virtually effortless maximum D. Initial release will be at Am Worlds (player pack, woo hoo!), worldwide release info coming soon.



Am Worlds players: your Z NUKE will be tournament legal from the moment you lay your lucky hands on…

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Added by Discraft Disc Golf on June 22, 2010 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

After 27 years, I've found something I love and that is adding good things to my life. Thank you disc golf.

I've only been playing disc golf for about 2 1/2 months. I've very fortunate to be in a location with a few great courses and a lot of great players who are always willing to help give advice and make playing a lot more enjoyable. Most of the courses when I'm from are short, technical courses. Most of the holes average between 200-325 feet and are in fairly wooded areas.
In the short time I've been playing I've become completely taken by the game. I have started clearing off a 20 acre patch…
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Added by Justin Thomas on June 22, 2010 at 3:34am — 8 Comments

Pluto Platter

I have an original Pluto Platter with the package and American Trends sticker on the reverse side that my mother-in-law bought when she was 19 at a fair in California! I would like to get this in the hands of a true Frisbee collector. Got any suggestions? Pictures and more information available upon requests.

Added by Della Stallard on June 21, 2010 at 11:27am — 8 Comments

I'm bored and it's been some time -

Field practice has been okay lately. Not great. Okay. I'm maxing out between 360 and 370 although my main field is unuseable due to reseeding and fertilizing. My aim is a bit less wonky than it's been over the last few months. I'm focusing more on a downfield target or line to hit so that's helped a bit. I'm still not feeling the big snap or effortless quality I was back in October but I'm working more consciously on that.



As to round play. I'm playing 2-3 rounds a week at a random… Continue

Added by Ghost on June 16, 2010 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Congrats David Wiggins Jr: 2010 Am National Champion

David Wiggins Jr. is the 2010 National Champion








20 under par! That was the final tally for David Wiggins Jr. of North

Carolina as he coasted to a ten-throw victory and a national title to

add to his disc golf resume. The 15 year-old played some incredible golf

all weekend and was very deserving…
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Added by Discraft Disc Golf on June 16, 2010 at 11:21am — 4 Comments

Garrrrr

I played the odds in regards to the cardinal rule of air travel and did not win. I put my bag in the luggage to accommodate a new carry on bag. I pulled out a few of my every day discs (including my putters), "just in case my luggage was lost." When I got to Anchorage I checked for my luggage and was told by the nice lady at the baggage counter that it was checked through to Kenai. Got to Kenai (I'm sure you see what's coming) no bag. Currently missing is my Revo Dual pack and the majority of… Continue

Added by Chris Goodrich on June 16, 2010 at 2:30am — 7 Comments

First Round in a Long Time

While my intention was to go out and play on Saturday, a small monsoon drove me to reconsider. Nonetheless, me and a buddy went out to Winton Woods in Cincinnati on Sunday so I could begin re-learning the game. I

behaved and only used my Aero and asked my buddy to keep reminding me that I

was there to focus on technique, not power.

We ran in to a couple friends and ended up starting with a round of

doubles, then a normal round just…

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Added by Michael G Hof on June 14, 2010 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

japan open 2010

cashing at the Japan open Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!! shout to my peeps down in PERTH!!!!!!!!

Added by ZILLA on June 13, 2010 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Best Yet

Played today at Event 3 of the Island Summer series here on Vancouver Island at the Cooper's Hawk Course in Campbell River. As We are aging there are more G.M.'s up and coming. We had about 8 in the mix with Dan and i the only Senior GM's in the field. I threw my PB for the course at a -10, no bogies and 10 birds. Dan was right behind me doing a -8 staying close, ( he's a real pro so I felt real good about my score ). A little lunch break and away we go for the 2nd round. Thru the front nine…

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Added by Boom Boom Dino on June 13, 2010 at 3:55am — 2 Comments

someone got a new spider!!!!!

I think I will name her Pinkie. My hubby bought me a 171 champ spider during the Doo Dah and day two went fabulous! she held her lines with just the right amount of fade at the end. I was impressed with the amount of control I had with a brand new disc, minimal errant shots. I did hit one tree eight foot in front of me, but I'm guessing she just wanted a little breaking in action. I was still able to use the old tie dye 166 for a sweet 90 ft putt to save par, so there is plenty of room in my…

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Added by spiderwoman on June 8, 2010 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

USADGC Week Begins

Woohoo!! Here we go!



The Toboggan Championship course is in, and things are gearing up for this weekend's United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship! Last chance qualifying is Tue and Wed 6/8 and 6/9, 10a-8p @ Toboggan for five

reserved spots plus any last minute drop outs.



Even if you didn't qualify, you're welcome to come watch! There will be plenty of Lizard Games (see pic) and prizes for everyone, plus random draw dubs open to all Thursday at noon.…





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Added by Discraft Disc Golf on June 8, 2010 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

My First Tournament

This past weekend, I finally got the courage to participate in a tournament. It was the ACT VI at Wickham Park in Manchester, CT and I entered as a Recreational player or AM3. ACT is the Amateur Challenge Tournament run by Dave McHale who is not only a great guy, but a very active golfer and promoter of DG in the Northeast. Dave is also a webmaster of NEFA who sanctions over New England.



I'm… Continue

Added by DevilsDen on June 7, 2010 at 11:16pm — 3 Comments

Game on! All the Doo-Dah day

Last weekend, I proved I still got game & it's about time!



Friday night doubles ROCKED! Neil Killian was my partner (team Neilio-Duh); we found our groove & were both putting lights out. We were six down on the next to last hole & Neil's putt stuck in the facemask for 1 more birdie! That equals 7 DOWN! For a couple of AMS! Hell yea! The winning Pro team shot 10 down. WOW! Did I say 7 DOWN!



I was able to continue the awesome putting most of the weekend. Too bad… Continue

Added by Duh on June 7, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Too pooped to putt !!!

It's been almost a year and a half since my last confession. During the 3rd hole of a 36 hole tournament in October of 08', fate reared it's ugly head. Finally, after all these years of lugging around balls of steel, my back wore out. I managed to humbly finish the day out, somehow still placing in the top 10. Ever since I started playing disc golf in the summer of 03', I have been plagued with injuries. I started my disc golf career throwing my first disc with a busted tailbone. In 2005… Continue

Added by Chain Gang on June 7, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

$5 Ultralights Get them while they last

From Now until July 4th Essential Discs is selling Ultralight Illusions, Apaches, and Elements for only $5.

Get them while they last!


SALE ENDS SUNDAY!!!

Added by Essential Discs on June 4, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

2 aces and a hole in one

yesterday at my local course (glenwood comm church) i got an ace on #8 with my z putt'r,straight shot right on in, then i threw a kc aviar after, hole in one...pissed that we didnt bring the camera on that round, we grabbed it and did another round, got to #9 and aced it with my kc aviar .

both shots are around 260-270' and open,but was fun

Added by jason martinez on June 3, 2010 at 7:48am — 5 Comments

Geezers

I am looking for the old art work of the howling coyote my Step father had put on his mini disc. His name was Paul Harris and I am setting up a memorial Tourney and would like to include it in my flyer.So if any one has or knows where I can get it Thanks.

Added by Jeff McCall on June 2, 2010 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments

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