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November 2008 Blog Posts (118)

Back to normal

15 miles from Charleston, my GPS just shuts off with the 'blue screen of death'. I don't know why, but I also don't have a phone signal or a paper map of the area. It won't go back on but for flickering like the screen is broken.

I can't really afford and don't want to have to get a new one. I find the hotel and check in earlier than planned. Figuring maybe the car-socket fuse blew for the 2nd time (last was about a year ago at work), I pop a new one in (I carry spares) and it fixes the… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on November 19, 2008 at 5:58pm — 4 Comments

the superflous journey ,,,,

I was lucky enough to take a week or so off from school to help my friend out in Taos, NM build and demo some stuff for his two cabins at 10000 ft elevation. we got a chance to play a bit of disc at a course I love, twogreyhares, owned by bill and his wife.. and a new course in Picarus pueblo that has a few interesting shots, but otherwise as Ben has described it.



I lost my favorite driver, a 12x Wraith on a huge shot over a canyon the first day we played it.



the next hole… Continue

Added by eric beich on November 18, 2008 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

New disc golf course in Hemet CA

Fly18 HAS INSTALLED IN HEMET CA!!! Now anouncing that my persistance along with the recources and experiance from one AWESOME friend (Reese) we have designed and fly18 installed a disc golf course on Echo Hills Golf Course in Hemet CA. Saturday November 22, 2008 at 11:00am Grand Opening.

The address is 545 E. Thornton Ave. Hemet, CA 92543. Pro shop phone number is 951-652-2203. The fees are as follows: 6AM-3PM Walking 9 Holes = $6, 18 Holes = $9; 6AM-3PM w/a Cart 9 Holes = $12, 18… Continue

Added by mrkeithguther on November 18, 2008 at 10:00pm — 20 Comments

"M" becomes "MI"

Today was the big day. The biggest day of my road trip, the biggest of my disc golf history. It finally came time for the 1,000th course, and I couldn't wait to get it done.



I got to the IDGC around 8:30, and me and my dad went right out to play the back 9 at WR Jackson for warm-up. I was not happy with my shooting in warm-up, which left me nervous on tee #1 for the round later. After hanging out in the IDGC for awhile, doing some quick interviews, 11:00 rolled around and we headed… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on November 18, 2008 at 6:47pm — 9 Comments

Ace # 4

I got my 4th ace on Friday out at Horse Mountain. My first throw of the day on hole 14 (we have two diffrent ways to play this course) with my Star TL, I sent it straight down the fairway and right into the pin. I had a couple of friends with me who had just started disc golfing and they had never seen an ace before, so they didn't quite know why I was so happy. This was my second ace with that TL so I decided before I f&*k it up and send my disc off into the woods I retired it. Now I need… Continue

Added by humchris on November 18, 2008 at 3:08pm — 8 Comments

Turkey Trot Doubles Tourney at Woodland Valley in Limerick, ME

Check out the results....

Turkey Trot Doubles

Added by Ryan K on November 18, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Interview with 2008 Players Cup Tournament Director Mike Barnett...

The Players Cup is only a few days away, and who would know better than four time Tournament Director and Players Cup architect Mike Barnett? Sure he’s busy with the last minute details, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t spare a few moments to answer some of our questions about the tournaments inception, the hole changes for this year, and his thoughts on who has a chance to win the 2008 event…



Read the interview at:…

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Added by 1000 Rated Disc Golf on November 18, 2008 at 4:45am — No Comments

Terrible day for disc golf in Chico

4 Chico city council members just voted to kick disc golf out of upper Bidwell park. Ann Schwab, Mary, Tom, and Adny Holcomb can have the worst things in the world happen to them, and only them. They voted in favor of restoration of the site. This kicks a group of users out of Bidwell park. Their reasoning was that the environmental impact was too great, opponents argued that other activities such as biking, hiking, walking, and swimming also impact the environment. This sucks, and anyone that… Continue

Added by JJ Coutts on November 18, 2008 at 4:00am — No Comments

2008 Socal champs

I got to La Mirada California a day before the tournament, got a little practice in, i shot -6 on the front 18.
The first day of the tournament, i did HORRID. The only good expierance i had on the bottom card was meeting Evan, haha.
Although i had fun, I was upset about my play, i know I'm better than what I did out there.
anyway, in the ring of fire, I was the last person to throw my disc, and the only one to score that time, so that was pretty sweet.

Added by trevor white on November 18, 2008 at 3:38am — 1 Comment

2008 United States Disc Golf Championships (Part 2) - Singles

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Photo Courtesy of Bryan Board



On Monday morning following the USDGC Doubles event, the Clash DVD crew drove out to Hornets Nest Disc Golf Course to finish the Clash taping that we tried to complete on the previous Friday but couldn’t due to the rainy weather. Billy Crump organized the competitors for this video - Barry Schultz, Eric McCabe, Brian… Continue

Added by Avery Jenkins on November 18, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Whats new with DISCover Disc Golf @ Hardcore Hyzers.com

Hey all just an update on whats new at HH's



HH's would like to welcome LSDiscs as our hardcore sponsor. There is a LSDiscs page now at HH's with an official Team LSDiscs members page coming soon.



The Discraft Nate Doss "In the Bag" video has been added recently. If you havent seen it yet check it out, very cool and informinitive.



Links to the PDGA, PDGA Radio, PDGA rules and more have been added in the "play better" section @ HH's.

Just click the PDGA… Continue

Added by Bryce @ Treebangers Disc Golf on November 17, 2008 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Fabulous Florida

After spending a couple weeks at home after USDGC, Avery and I bought the tickets and flew down to Florida last Friday. Escaping the snow just in time, we arrived in Florida on a beautiful 80 degree fall afternoon. Cliff Stephens was just as we left it last year, with a few exceptions of some cleared out trees and cleaned up shule. The squids were still there, getting discs for the ones not daring enough to wade around in the alligator infested waters, the spanish moss was still abundant… Continue

Added by Val Jenkins on November 17, 2008 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

First Freeze

I woke up to find a layer of frost all over my car, the first of the year. Sure beats back home, as it's now about 60 with the sun blazing.

I just finished rounds on WR Jackson and Steady Ed, will be uploading pics of both (Front 9 only on WR Jackson). Soon heading out to walk Jim Warner Memorial and take pictures there too, get a better feel of it for tomorrow.


Watching "Clash at Renny Gold" now.

Added by Ben Calhoun on November 17, 2008 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Lake In the Woods Disc Golf Course

No, I don't know what it will be called. That was the name of the ball golf course that used to be there, as well as the apartment complex. But the apartment complex has changed its name. The image below shows the location of a likely new disc golf course on Ford Lake in Ypsilanti, MI.

This is a pretty exciting opportunity. At first glance, I'm thinking about three loops of nine holes coming out from the parking lot, and each 9 potentially linking… Continue

Added by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on November 17, 2008 at 10:50am — 17 Comments

Photos

So I posted some photos from a round I played today and boy do I look funny in my follow through on my putts. My hands are both up in the air and I look like I am doing some sort of ugly pirouette. I suppose it's not a big deal as long as I am making putts, but my putting percentage is way to low to look like that right now, lol.

Added by Jay K on November 16, 2008 at 10:51pm — No Comments

I gotta say...today was a good day

Played a craptacular round this morning for the commando mini (+2). Double at Bear Branch later went much better. (-7). Beautiful day though. Gonna go see 007 now. Good talk.

Added by DarthFlaco on November 16, 2008 at 6:36pm — No Comments

54 familiar holes

Today I played 3 of the 4 Worlds 2006 courses (having already played them). The Hippodrome had a locked gate blocking entry, but I could see baskets back there! I then ran into the guy responsible for that at Riverview, and he may be able to open it for me Wednesday and play it, and also a new course there which would be sweet. It's a whole new, mush easier layout I've heard but still anticipating that.



Just finished up my interview with Steve K at Pdga Radio, don't know when that… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on November 16, 2008 at 3:28pm — No Comments

11/15/08

Had a great disc golf day today. 1st round shot a 1 over with 3 birdies and 2 close calls for an ace (first in four decades!). 2nd round shot a 1 under, Had a all-time record of 2 under on 17 but threw a errant roller for a bogey. Ended up at 1 under. same 2 close calls for an ace.

Added by mdub on November 15, 2008 at 9:48pm — No Comments

IPL

Stay tuned for a whole new alternative in disc golf. IPL is coming.

Added by bobaloo on November 15, 2008 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

66 Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yet another 66 in today's mini. Man I seriously cannot get away from 66!!!!!!!!! Some stupid shot always screws it up. Today it was a short practically gimme putt that I shorted (I wanted to bang my head against the tree behind me). I'm not even trying for a 60 or anything extreme, just a 65 and I'll be happy. I am so sick of 66!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I'll give myself a little credit by saying that it was really windy today so to shoot the same as last week when the wind was calm to… Continue

Added by Jay K on November 15, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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