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September 2008 Blog Posts (99)

Love this site

Just a note to everyone on the site, I have been pounding the web looking for a site like this for a few months now and I am happy as hell that I stumbled on to this site. It makes me feel good to see the following that DG has gotten in the last 5 yrs or so and I am happy to be apart of it.



Jack Davis

Added by Jack Davis on September 15, 2008 at 8:26pm — 4 Comments

New shoes

I got two new pairs of shoes, they should be the last I will need on this trip leaving me a few for when I get back too. There was a Cabela's near Austin so I shopped around for awhile, and ended up with two that I've already worn through before, a pair of Columbia Tigertooth (really long lasting and tight grip, great support and my old pair still works great but have been used for 150+ rounds) and a pair of NB- 521 (bought some for pro worlds last year, wore em through winter at work they are… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on September 15, 2008 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Throwing Accurate Approaches and Upshots

Accurate Upshots



One of the most defined skills of any professional player is the ability to throw accurate and precise approaches in any situation. These shots are most helpful when playing long holes that are just out of reach off the tee or in certain predicaments following errant drives on wooded holes when a stroke-saving shot is required.



The… Continue

Added by Avery Jenkins on September 15, 2008 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Chris Hurd memorial City Cup

I'ld like to give a big thanks to Gordie and Jamie Crafts,Bob Perrewe,all the sponsors,those that helped get the courses in great shape and everyone that came out to make it such a great tourney to be a part of....THANK YOU!!!!

Added by Jim on September 15, 2008 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

Did my putting last week

2 weeks into the Confidence Putting program and I'm sticking with it. Even went to an all weekend music festival (video and pics forthcoming) and still managed to get my practice in!

We played Whisky Golf which... doesn't really need an explanation now does it?

Added by Calico Jack on September 15, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

Selfish post-hurrican concerns

Stupid ******-******* hurricane Ike just ruined my trip.



Oh and I got an ace today, but too frustrated to really care, plus it was only 110'.



It's VERY CLEAR now that going to Houston or anywhere nearby is out of the question, not just for this week but for the rest of the trip. That area was going to fill a week of my time, and since I'm already way ahead of schedule in terms of where I am in the country, I don't know where to go or what to do next. I can always finish… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on September 14, 2008 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

Sunny skies in west Texas

It's 95 degrees and sunny as heck right now, on the far-away-from-Ike side of the state. Glad I'm over here and not over there. I think it's the first time I've seen the sun in 5 days. Ran into a small doubles tournament going on at the courses in San Angelo, but they let me play through, thanks guys.



I REALLY don't know what to do now, with Houston being wrecked and all. I think it'd be prudent to stay away from there, to let them fix it up and stay out of their way, if it's even… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on September 13, 2008 at 7:58pm — 7 Comments

Hating on the Pros

Some people say Bruce Brakel hates the pros. I really don't. Hate gives me an acid stomach. I cannot spend much time hating anything or I pay for it all the way through the digestive process. There are a lot of pros I know and like, in no particular order other than alphabetical, including, Brett Comincioli, Mark Ellis, Kirk Haggadone, Al Schack, Barrett White, even if i might misspell or mispronounce their names.



I don't have any hate for the pros. I also don't have any money for… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on September 13, 2008 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

not playing much lately

well I haven't been playing as much as i usually do which means I haven't played in 4 days which is a stretch for me.

I have been doing my putting lately tough I played yesterday which as i said was the first time in 4 days and my arm felt tight even after warm up but I still had good distance though I hit 400 feet on the holes i always do but what was good about the round was my putting was red hot and i shot a personal best of -5 in Bryan which is only nine holes with 2 of these holes… Continue

Added by John on September 12, 2008 at 10:53pm — 2 Comments

Lubbock is better off than Galveston will be tonight, at least

Man was it ever flooded in Lubbock though! 8.22" of rain in a day, the previous record was 5.50".

So many roads closed off, schools canceled, boats washed away, some houses with water in them by the course, nearly 1/3rd of the holes in town were underwater, some in a new lake and some in raging waters from an overflown run-off by a dam. It made for a tough day. Thanks, Mike for showing me what you could at Buffalo Springs.

Check out the pictures of underwater baskets if I can upload… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on September 12, 2008 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Montiel Park Ace Race Needs More players!!!

The Ace Race is just over three weeks away, and the big news is that WE NEED MORE ENTRANTS!!!!!!!



When is it? - Sunday, Oct 5 from 10am to 4pm - actually, you can play your 36 holes as quickly as you want and leave to do other stuff if need be - it's up to you. Or you can come late and cram in your 36 holes starting at say, 1pm. Your choice.



What does it cost? $25 - And for $25 bucks you get two new proto-type Discraft discs, a hat and a mini. The… Continue

Added by Rizbee on September 12, 2008 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Minnesota Mider Cup

Currently the West holds the cup. This year will be interesting with another strong team put together by Todd Erickson.

Added by Nathan Morton on September 12, 2008 at 11:34am — No Comments

RECORD FLOOD NOW

According to the TV news, Lubbock TX has receieved 7" of rain, a new record for the city. I just happen to be stuck here for this.



They said many major routes are completely impassable, and police and firefighters had to rescue someone from a car already. The road outside my hotel is impassable, and I may be stuck here tomorrow morning as they say they don't expect the water level to go down soon. More rain to come.



The courses will probably be impossible to play anyway,… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on September 11, 2008 at 10:27pm — 4 Comments

School Club

Someone else from my school is creating the disc golf club, he is more experienced with the game so I stepped down officially as of yesterday, (Wed.), otherwise today I would have gotten my club approved. This will be exciting!

Added by M-Kay Rose on September 11, 2008 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

Holmes - Slowly Coming Back

I played a round at Homes tonight. I took a couple of warm up throws from the first tee pad and they looked very good. Then my arm went completely dead. It takes about 30 seconds to recover from that, but my tee shot after that was wild. I threw it up the hill and curled it around the shelter. It had good distance but was way off line. I put my approach down by the basket but my putt fell out of the chains for a bogey. I birdied 2, 6, and 7 while parring the rest to end up at -2. I arm went… Continue

Added by Kraig on September 11, 2008 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment

Wow, pretty cool day.

So, today I decided I really need a new putter. So it was off to peru. I made it to honeybear, but it was raining a little. I went inside the store and found me a white, 149g, star aviar! 14 bucks!



It came in handy during the game, made a couple of nice putts.



AND I found a use for the Roc!



At honeybear, there's this short 150 footer, over a ravine and the basket is in between 2 trees.

I wasn't sure whether to throw a putter or what. I had a good feeling… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 11, 2008 at 8:13pm — 4 Comments

Floods

We are getting way too much rain in northern Texas right now, several times on the way to Lubbock I had to plow through deep water, one road was blocked off by police. Entire fields and yards and businesses parking lots are underwater. I'm not even sure I can get out of my hotel's parking lot right now, so I'm not going to try. I almost got stuck coming into it, felt like a boat, water over a foot deep easily. I need to play another round today to fit my plan, but the course is supposed to be… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on September 11, 2008 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

It just won't stop

Raining. It's been raining since I woke up, not stopping for a second it seems. Still raining here hundreds of miles away. I got soaked many times and had to change after every round, so the laundry is in the wash at my hotel. One course was a total loss, Duncan Lake in Duncan, OK- it said in the guide not often mowed in the summer. They weren't kidding. It is unplayable right now, waist high grass and weeds and ivy in the fairways, so I didn't bother trying to play it.

Since I woke up… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on September 10, 2008 at 6:54pm — 3 Comments

Horseshoe Canyonfest November 15-16, 2008 $5000 Hole In One Jasper, Arkansas

TWISTED FLYER presents



Horseshoe Canyonfest 2008



PDGA Sanctioned C Tier



November 15-16 Horseshoe Canyon Jasper, AR







All Pro$60



All Advanced$55



All Intermediate $50



All Recreational $45



Junior $30







ACE POT, CTP, GREENS FEES INCLUDED







Live music, camping, great views and great fun!!



$5000 Hole In One presented by Twisted… Continue

Added by Twisted Flyer on September 10, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

My wishlist. UPDATED 9/22/08

Well for those who don't know me. I love to get out and play. Everyday if possible. If you havn't read my other blogs, it would give you a clue on the who, the how, and the why.



Anywho I'm putting together a wish list. Disc that I would use every day. I'm not made of money, but it gives me something to strive for.



First and formost: 2008 Players Cup Sparkle Z Force. 163-168G Woot Finally got one. 9/22/08

Not nearly as… Continue

Added by Eric Sears on September 10, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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