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December 2008 Blog Posts (111)

More Paper Cranes

If you read the first paper cranes blog post, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Added by Bruce Brakel on December 10, 2008 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

2008 Tournament Finishes

Tournament (Tier) - Finish (Total Score) Division

Sun Valley Ice Bowl - tied for 1st (98) Rec

Ice Bowl in Paradise* (C) - tied for 5th (135) Rec

Wintertime Open* (B) - tied for 8th (201) Int

Morley Monthly - 3rd (111) Int

Sun Valley Monthly - tied for 2nd (79) Int

San Marcos Ice Bowl* (XC) - tied for 8th (47) Adv

The Memorial* (A) - tied for 57th (194) Adv

El Dorado Open* (B) - 7th (192) Int

Morley Monthly - 6th (111) Int

EIEIO* (C) - 8th… Continue

Added by Ruther4d on December 10, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Walhalla Course

There is a brand new Disc Golf Course in Walhalla, SC. The course is at Sertoma Field, across the creek from the playfields. The course is 18 with Innova baskets. No tee pads have been built yet but some holes have tee boxes.



The course is fairly short but has enough trouble where one bad throw could cost you in the end. Water comes into play on several holes and while the water isn't deep, the banks that lead to the creek are steep.



We had a Black Friday Doubles at the… Continue

Added by Adam Wright on December 10, 2008 at 11:10am — No Comments

Olympic Disc Golf petition update

Alot has happened with the Olympic disc golf petition in the last couple weeks. Our online petition went over 1000 signatures!! However we are just getting started so please keep those signatures comming in at http://www.petitiononline.com/discgolf/petition.html We also held another live Olympic disc golf petition signing this past weekend at the tournament in Tyler Tx, and it was a huge success. We wanted to give fellow disc… Continue

Added by Dan on December 10, 2008 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Spotlight Interview with 2008 Players Cup Champion Eric McCabe

We just finished a great interview with E-mac. He talks about his Players Cup win, this last year on tour, tips, friendships, courses and more...

Read the entire article and interview at:
http://www.1000rated.com/2008/12/spotlight-on-eric-mccabe/

Enjoy!

Added by 1000 Rated Disc Golf on December 10, 2008 at 2:18am — No Comments

Someone I can relate to...

"He claims to dream about swimming every night. When awake he visualizes going through his butterfly stroke as he walks, and when he gets to the door he reaches for it like it's the pool wall and he is about to make a turn. 'I find myself doing some unusual things that might make me appear like I belong in a mental institution,' he says."

-Milorad Cavic, Sports Illustrated.




This quote really caught my eye, because this is the way I feel about disc golf. I'll be walking… Continue

Added by Chris Wojciechowski on December 9, 2008 at 11:23pm — 2 Comments

Addicted to buying plastic

Its funny, I always joke about it, but im coming to the realisation that I'm addicted to buying plastic. I think its the feeling I get when I see that carton sitting on the table for me, knowing it contains new plastic for my collection. I've currently got two more orders on their way, I order off a bunch of different sellers so I can get a good variety of discs. At the moment, I'm getting heaps of putters, specifically black ones. I've ordered a Black Soft Banger-GT, Soft Magnet, Magnet, a… Continue

Added by Hootie on December 9, 2008 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

110!!

So as of monday the 8th I have personally collected 110 signatures for the referendum supporting the restoration of disc golf. I hope to get 200 total before next tuesday the 18th. It looks like as it stands now we will have the 4800 total signatures required to pass the referendum effort.

Added by JJ Coutts on December 9, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Charleston Classic

What a great weekend and tournament. Thank you to all who made it so great including Jonas, Trey and the guys from Innova, the CDGC and everyone else who participated. Great to meet and play with some great people and see old friends. I just wish I was not under the weather a little for both the Summer Sling and Charleston Classic but nothing was going to stop me from playing. Looking forward to Savannah for the Savannah in January,

Added by Craig with a C on December 8, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New Laptop

I am writing this from my new laptop I got after 6 trips to 4 stores in 2 days. Why the **** do they advertise something if they can't even get it shipped in for 6 weeks?



Good thing I did more reasearching, because my PdaNet program for internet through the cellphone won't work on Vista-64 bit. So I ended up having to go with a slower, cheaper computer by neccessity. I got a 3GB Ram 250 GB HD, Dvd Burner, Media card reading, lightweight, slim new Toshiba for 500$. It's 3 times faster… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on December 8, 2008 at 11:03am — No Comments

Holmes Park

I played the nine at Holmes after work today. I really wrenched my non-throwing shoulder while taking some practice throws. I guess that's what happens when you seldom play. My game was pretty ugly with a few good throws. I ended up with a +3. I parred all three gimme birdies, so that was disappointing. I also missed the mando on #3 and had to re-tee with a lie of 2. Then I had a good tee shot and putt to save a bogey. I seldom birdie that hole, but made it in two throws after missing the… Continue

Added by Kraig on December 8, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Tom Bass

Played Tom bass today with Rusty.. Beautiful day out, but I seemed to have a headwind on every hole... Birdshot Awards Ceremony is next Saturday, of course I had to miss too many tournaments to worry about anything remotely resembling an award, but it should be a fun doubles tourney. Shot a 61 on the Powell (sigh) but didn't get to finish the Wilmont due to lack of daylight.

Added by DarthFlaco on December 7, 2008 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Oroville

I won the Oroville tournament yesterday. I had the best time and CHIP and his guys did such an awesome job, everything ran smooth and the flow of play was great, we never once got backed up on a hole or even had to wait for someone on another hole to throw. So even though it was not my first win, it was however, the one that meant the most. The one that I worked the hardest for. Someone once told me that you can only be taught so much, but it's up to you to apply the teachings. They're right,… Continue

Added by Tinker Dorman on December 7, 2008 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

not supposed to work

I got called in to work already even after leaving yesterday not expecting much.

I made 185$ in less than 8 hours, which will go a ways towards a new laptop. Going in next week to see about a schedule..

We did not get around to Lake in The Woods due to not being able to get in.

No disc golf today..snowed a lot..

Added by Ben Calhoun on December 6, 2008 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

Courses I have played so far

Covered Bridge Park - Orefield, Pa

Hickory Run State Park- White Haven, Pa

Jordan Creek Park- Whitehall, Pa

Kilbourne Park, Charlotte, Nc

Little Lehigh Parkway- Allentown, Pa

Mint Hill Park- Mint Hill, Nc

Reedy Creek- Charlotte, Nc

Renaissance Park- Charlotte, Nc

South Mountain Park - Bethlehem, Pa

Sugaw Creek- Charlotte, Nc

Unami Creek Park- Quakertown, Pa

Winthrop University- Rock Hill, Sc

Castle Hayne DGC, Wilmington, Nc

Kiwanis… Continue

Added by Par420 on December 6, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

A lost friend has been found. My sidearm has been discovered once again. Personal record shot!

So in my last blog is discussed the pain i felt and the lost control of my sidearm.



Instead of being rash and giving up on my natural shot, i decided to analyze what I thought i was doing wrong. By just using basic physics I was able to discover that I was putting too much spin on my shots. So when I was trying to throw a s curve or an understable disc I was turning them over and not giving them enough height to fade back.



So I went back to the drawing board and tried to… Continue

Added by Born A Buckeye on December 6, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Holiday Goodies For All

Hello Disc Golfers...and Seasons Greetings :)



I just wanted to let my discgolfersR.us friends know that I've opened a new ALL DISC GOLF store (currently with 19 different Product Lines and nearly 1000 items to select from). Some pretty cool stuff (I like the "Steal Your Chains", "Use Your Head" and "Robot Launcher" items) - check it out at:



http://zazzle.com/philthebasket



The site now accepts PayPal as well as credit… Continue

Added by philthebasket on December 6, 2008 at 6:23pm — No Comments

hey

hey who played at down river to day in Spokane Washington

Added by ashley s on December 6, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Dec. 6th - last chance for our free PDGA membership or renewal!

December 6th is the last day to sign up for a free PDGA membership or renewal at:

http://www.1000rated.com/2008/11/free-pdga-membership-or-renewal/




All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of the page. If you would be a new member let us know what division you intend on entering for 2009. If you are a renewing member leave your PDGA# and what division you intend on signing up for next… Continue

Added by 1000 Rated Disc Golf on December 6, 2008 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Good Year

I've been reflecting on my year ever since the fall ratings came out. I've improved my ratings by 20 points this year... I cashed in pro for the first time and made cash in all but one tournament. And to top it all off I'm the tenth highest rated player in Oregon now. Next year, onward and upward... I really think that I can make it to 1000 next year, but I have to do something I've never done with disc golf before... practice consistently!

Added by DexterHawk on December 5, 2008 at 11:36pm — No Comments

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