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October 2010 Blog Posts (21)

Changing the PDGA logo

Does anyone feel like the outline of the guy putting on the PDGA logo is kind of weak? I do...I think the PDGA should change the logo to something like an outline of someone crushing a drive. This might make the sport seem a little more action packed...which it is! What are your thoughts?

Added by Lance Collette on October 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Disc Golf in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

You've heard of an island green in golf, right? Where you tee off near a

shoreline to a green situated on a small piece of land surrounded by

water? The course featured in today's post is nothing like that. In

fact, it is much better described as a mountain course considering the

fact that it is 5,000 feet up the side of a 10,000 foot-tall mountain

and every hole has some type of slope in play. But this course, Poli

Poli, is also situated on an island in the middle… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 29, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Highland Springs Night Golf

The Lake County crowd is holding their annual Halloween event this Saturday at Highland Springs. One round during the day Saturday...and the second round at night....played in the DARK! The Lake County players were spreading the word at the Championships a couple weeks ago. No online information is available on the event, but it sounds like a blast!

Added by Glenn Murray on October 26, 2010 at 5:15pm — No Comments

How to practice follow-through when putting, and why it's so important

One of the most important aspects of proper disc golf putting form also

happens to be counter-intuitive to the way people usually first learn

to throw a flying disc. I'm talking follow-through, which in a classic

putting motion means thrusting the throwing (putting) hand forward

toward the target, as opposed to 'flinging' the disc from the side like

a tossing a Frisbee at the beach.



A different set of muscles are involved, so it not only feels weird… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 20, 2010 at 6:22pm — 3 Comments

Putting practice, indoors, without a basket

I travel fairly frequently, and I end up spending a decent

amount of waking hours in a hotel room. Even when I'm in places that

have courses near enough to get in a quick round, I usually just scurry

around the course, note it's highlights despite the fact that it's no

DeLaveaga, then split. When I'm on the road, I rarely get in any putting

practice at all.



So one time I pulled out my putters in the hotel room, wedged myself in one corner, and aimed for a… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 20, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Report: 2010 Mach 1

It is my pleasure to report this year's Mach 1 Tournament a great success despite the low turnout. Fourty-nine enthusiastic players (13 Open, 36 Ams) came together for two days of disc golf insanity, during which Dave Madruga (Open) set a new course record of 57. Way to go, Dave! No aces to report. This was not terribly

surprising considering the length of some of the holes. The weather was great, bright and sunny on Saturday, the first day of the tournament. A thunderstorm rolled in late… Continue

Added by Edna M. Houston on October 17, 2010 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

My First PDGA Ace!

I threw my first PDGA ace yesterday (fourth ace overall) at the Jefferson City Open C-tier. I pretty much played terribly all day, but one shot made up for it all. Once again, my ace came from throwing the trusty ol' thumber. For the second round hole #4 was set up short (260ish?) and left, a completely blind shot tucked behind a row of cedars. I knew it looked good, and I was just hoping not to hear cedar, when I heard a solid and resounding "CHING." Our entire group's eyes lit up as we ran up… Continue

Added by Socsavvy on October 17, 2010 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

2011 INNOVA Calendar Contest Winner - Garrett Larson







Congratulations to Garrett Larson for winning a DISCatcher Sport Target in the 2011 INNOVA Calendar Contest!…







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Added by Discette on October 15, 2010 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Shocked by the sound of chains

One of the great things about disc golf is the way, when you think

you've seen and experienced it all, something happens to make you

realize you in fact have not. Such was the case for me today at Black

Mouse DGC.



After two decades of playing disc golf, I can't remember anything like

what happened today. I want to describe it in detail, and ask you, the

reader, to share anything similar.



Hole 11 at Black Mouse is (choose your adjective): devious,… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 15, 2010 at 1:53am — No Comments

Ace Race Event Reg Closes Oct 15

Another record season for Ace Race: 210 events around the world! Thanks for being part of it, and there's still time if you haven't had one in your community. Event reg deadline is Friday Oct 15, events must be held no later than Oct 31.


http://discgolfacerace.com/index.html






Added by Discraft Disc Golf on October 13, 2010 at 8:52am — No Comments

Timmons with Bill and Carla

I met Bill and Carla this afternoon to play a round. I have played many rounds with Bill over the years but we haven't played together for several months. I threw another 60 but took a very different route to get there than yesterday. I had three birdies - 6, 8, and 14, - four bogeys - 1, 9, 13, and 18 - a double bogey on 5 and a triple bogey on 12 with penalty strokes on 5, 9, and 12. It was very good to play with Bill and Carla again. We talked about everything and everyone connected with us… Continue

Added by Kraig on October 13, 2010 at 12:26am — No Comments

Unique images on the disc golf course

Note: Dated post from frisbeebrain.blogspot.com. I thought y'all would be interested in the images, which is actually the subject of the entry. See below.



For some reason- injury, age, other distractions (those #*! Ankle-biters!). . . who knows- my game has slipped a couple notches in

the past 12 months. After a career high player rating of 999 I'm down to

982, and my distance has seen some…
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Added by frisbeebrain on October 11, 2010 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Timmons After a 5 Month Hiatus

I haven't picked up a disc since last May, but I am on annual leave this week and decided to try a round or two. I called my buddy Bill and we have a tee time set for tomorrow. So I headed over to Timmons to throw a round. I threw a 60 for a plus 6. I was three over on the front and the back both. Since I normally throw around 56 to 58 I guess that I wasn't too far off. I had no distance or control but Timmons is a fairly easy course. I threw bogeys on 3, 6, 16, 17, and 18 with a double bogey… Continue

Added by Kraig on October 11, 2010 at 11:35am — 3 Comments

Ace Race

Was in my first ace race this weekend and got one metal for two rounds of golf. This was my sons seconnd race and his first metal also. We had a blast.

Added by Ronald Box Jr on October 10, 2010 at 9:41pm — No Comments

2010 USDGC Observations

This time last year I played in the USDGC for the first and only time. I

didn't know it at the time, but I played with a torn rotator cuff. I

did know it hurt like heck, though. After the first practice round, in

which I managed a +1 and figured 'this isn't so bad as long as you play

clean golf and hit all your putts', my arm was as useless as those

little front appendages of a Tyrannosaurus Rex's. But I did my best,

which was equal to most everyone else's worse.… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 9, 2010 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

The Disc Golf Double-Whammy

I'm not talking about the 'adding insult to injury' kind of double

whammy, like a putt cutting through the chains, spitting out the back,

then landing on an edge and rolling 50 feet away. That sucks, to be

sure, but when it happens, it happens. I'm talking about shot making

strategy, where you plot out exactly what kind of shot you're planning

to throw, with which disc, and how hard/soft/low/high, etc.



Sometimes, when we're thinking about our upcoming shot, we… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 7, 2010 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Don't Count Your Chickens (Before They Hatch)!

Played Black Mouse yesterday, and I got off to a nice start. Birdied 1,

2, 3, and 4. To my credit, I didn't once entertain the possibility of

shooting -18. But I did think that double digits was a given, and it got

me out of a disc-ipline that I've worked for years to establish. I

actually kept track of my score the whole time after that, and when on

the teepad calculated how many holes out how many remaining I'd have to

birdie to shoot -10. (For the record, I shot… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 6, 2010 at 9:56pm — 3 Comments

Such a bad round of discgolf.

I know you guys know this feeling, the previous round you played was awesome, maybe a couple of days before. So you go into this round thinking everything is going to be the exact same, or even better. Weelll, today I was sadly mistaken haha. The previous round I finished at -1, today I finished at +8, oh happy day.

Couldnt get my drives to lay flat today, ah well..

Always tomorrow.

Added by Justin Quebedeaux on October 6, 2010 at 9:07pm — 2 Comments

Disc Golf in a Vaccum- One small facet thereof

Disc Golf in a Vacuum(TM) is the

catchy phrase I've come up with to describe the bundle of ideas about

the mental side of golf that make up my disc golf philosophy. It means

many different things in different situations, but in general is all

about embracing, appreciating, and learning from each shot we attempt.

Before, during, and after. In a vacuum, there are no 'pars,' or 'rounds'

or even 'holes.' There are only shots. Look… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 6, 2010 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

A Time to Drill It

I used to over-simplify my approach to putting tempo, using the logic

that the disc should have just enough on it to run out of gas and fall

into the chains with just enough power left to slip into the cage. That way, more marginal putts will fall in, and those that miss will usually end up close enough for a drop-in. But

on further examination, it's clear that different situations… Continue

Added by frisbeebrain on October 4, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

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